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Gum Disease Treatment NYC

Gum Disease Treatment NYC

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john koutsoyiannis, dds

Periodontal Disease Treatments

Gum disease treatment in NYC can improve the symptoms of gum disease. Gum disease, which is also referred to as periodontal disease, is a serious gum infection that can cause a variety of symptoms. An early sign that you may have periodontal disease is chronic bad breath. Other common symptoms of gum disease include swollen gums, bright red gums, bleeding gums, and gum tenderness. Additionally, patients with periodontal disease may experience pain while chewing, have loose teeth, tooth sensitivity, and even pus developing between the teeth and gums. Genetics may also play a role in gum disease in determining who is most susceptible to suffering from it.

Periodontal disease is a gum infection that can severely impact the health of your gums and the bones that support your teeth and gums. Severe gum disease can even cause tooth loss. A build-up of the disease occurs over time either from improper oral hygiene or no dental hygiene regimen at all as well as other factors such as heredity. In fact, there are 3 periodontal disease stages. If gum disease is detected and treated early, the damage caused by the disease can be decreased. The periodontal disease stages increase in severity as the disease progresses.

WHAT IS GUM DISEASE?

Gum disease begins as gingivitis, which results from bacteria mixing with the food left in your mouth. It forms a sticky plaque on your teeth that attracts other food particles. If you don’t have the plaque removed, it can turn into a hard substance called tartar. Tartar can only be removed during a thorough dental cleaning. If left untreated, gingivitis can cause inflammation and sore, red gums that are prone to bleeding. Without professional intervention, you risk developing a more serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis.

WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR GUM DISEASE?

Gum disease treatments are meant to correct damage caused by gum disease and restore a healthy smile. Depending on the periodontal disease stage that you’re experiencing, a periodontist will determine your gum disease treatment. While brushing and flossing help remove plaque, these normal at-home oral health habits are insufficient to remove built-up tartar. You may need a periodontal disease treatment like scaling or root planing. Gum disease treatments are sometimes paired with a course of antibiotics. For severe cases, dental bone grafting is used to stop further tooth loss. You may also need a soft tissue graft to treat gum recession. Pocket reduction surgery and tissue regeneration are also effective techniques to combat gum disease.

Some of the most common types of gum infection treatment include scaling and root planing, medications, gum surgery, and gum grafts.

WHAT HAPPENS IF GUM DISEASE IS LEFT UNTREATED?

Leaving your gingivitis untreated can cause the inflammation to become an infection that requires surgical gum treatment. With periodontal disease, your gums pull away from your teeth. The little pockets that form due to gum recession can fill with bacteria, worsening the infection. An effective and early gum disease treatment can help you maintain the health and appearance of your smile.

GUM INFECTION TREATMENT
SCALING AND ROOT PLANING
This Process Involves Very Deep Cleaning Underneath The Gumline Of The Affected Teeth, Scraping The Tartar Off Your Teeth, And Removing Rough Spots Around The Root Of The Tooth.
MEDICATIONS
Antiseptic Chips, Antibiotic Gel, And Enzyme Suppressants Inhibit Bacteria Growth. Prescription Mouthwash Or Oral Antibiotics May Also Be Necessary.
GUM SURGERY
Treatment Of Gum Infection May Require Surgery. Flap Surgery Pulls Back Your Gums, So Tartar Can Be Cleaned. Sutures Are Then Used To Tighten Any Pockets To Resist Bacteria.
GUM GRAFTS
The Periodontist May Suggest A Gum Graft Or Dental Bone Graft To Regenerate Lost Tissue Or Bone. These Grafts Are Often Performed At The Same Time As Flap Surgery.
STAGES OF GUM DISEASE
FIRST STAGE
This Stage Is Known As Gingivitis, Which Is A Mild Case Of The Disease During Which Your Gums Become Irritated And Red.
SECOND STAGE
The Second Stage Of Gum Disease Is Periodontitis, Which Is When Your Infected Gums Begin To Weaken The Bone Holding Your Teeth In Place
THIRD STAGE
This Stage Is The Most Severe And Is Known As Periodontal Disease, Which Is When Your Gums Start Receding And Pulling Away From Your Teeth, Leading Them To Loosen And Eventually Fall Out.

WHAT CAUSES GUM DISEASE?

Several factors place you at greater risk for developing or having difficulty fighting gum disease. The most common include a family history of gum disease, medications that cause dry mouth, tobacco use, hormonal changes, diabetes, and being overweight. Dental checkups twice a year allow Dr. John Koutsoyiannis and the periodontal team at Sohosmile® to spot early warning signs of gum disease. Early detection of gum disease often leads towards a more effective gum disease treatment. A periodontist can help to correct your gingivitis or periodontitis.

WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR A GUM DISEASE TREATMENT?

Any patient with gum disease is a candidate for a gum disease treatment as it is a medically necessary procedure. Ideally, patients experiencing any gum disease symptoms will contact a periodontist before the disease progresses. Early intervention and treatment of gum disease can prevent serious symptoms from developing. A periodontist can help determine which types of gum disease treatments are right for your specific needs.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY GUM DISEASE TREATMENT?

The specifics of your gum disease treatment will vary on the severity of your gum disease and which treatment modalities the periodontist suggests. When performing a gum disease treatment, choosing a periodontist with the latest techniques and technologies will help to ensure the best results possible. Your periodontist will fully customize your gum disease treatment in order to achieve the desired outcome of a healthy mouth. The first goal in any periodontal treatment is to control the symptoms of gum infection, such as swelling and bleeding. After a thorough dental exam and cleaning, our gum disease specialist may take x-rays to pinpoint the exact location of the tartar and check if there is any damage to your underlying bone structure. Your periodontist will then be able to create an effective gum disease treatment.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY GUM DISEASE TREATMENT?

Regardless of whether you undergo deep cleaning, scaling, root planing, or gum surgery, all these treatments may cause tenderness, sensitivity, and discomfort following your procedure. Your recovery process depends on the stage of the disease and what gum disease treatment you receive. The earlier you get a gum disease treatment, the shorter the recovery time is. Over-the-counter medication is often suggested to relieve any discomfort following a gum disease treatment.

BENEFITS OF GUM DISEASE TREATMENT
Improves Gingivitis, Periodontitis, & Severe Periodontal Disease
Replaces Lost Gum Tissue Or Jawbone
Treats Infected Gum Tissues
Prevents Teeth From Needing To Be Removed
Restores A Healthy Smile & Gums

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT GUM DISEASE TREATMENT IN NYC?

Dr. John Koutsoyiannis and the staff at Sohosmile® would be happy to discuss gum disease treatment in NYC with you. To learn more, please call our office at 212.334.7330 or request an appointment online.

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