Periodontal diseases are diseases of the gums, and they can range in seriousness from simple inflammation to major bone damage and tooth loss.
If you find yourself with any type of periodontal disease, getting treatments to fix the problem is next step in ensuring the life and health of your teeth. At Shine Dental Associates, we provide a plethora of surgical and non-surgical options that allow you to combat periodontal disease and get back your healthy smile again!
Some common symptoms of periodontal diseases are:
• Painful chewing
• Tooth loss
• Extreme tooth sensitivity
• Red gums
• Swollen gums
• Bad breath
• Painful or bleeding gums
• Receding gum line
While these symptoms may signify another problem not related to a periodontal disease, they are often associated with common gum diseases and if you are experiencing any of these issues it is always recommended to see a dentist right away.
Depending on the specific problems associated with a person’s gum disease different courses of action may be taken. Some problems may be fixed using non-invasive and non-surgical methods such as antimicrobial treatments or scaling, but other more serious issues may require a surgical option to be pursued. Unlike many surgeries, these will often be much simpler procedures that require only a local anesthetic, and often patients are able to go about their day after an appointment feeling little to no discomfort.
For those experiencing tooth losses, dental implants are one popular surgical option that can help to restore a smile for a person with periodontal disease. A dental implant procedure is performed by placing a titanium post into the jaw where the root of a tooth once was, and allowing that post to fuse to the jawbone after a period of healing. Once the post has fused, a replacement tooth will then be placed onto the post, giving that person a new natural looking tooth after a loss due to disease progression.
Extractions are also considered to be a surgical periodontal service, as periodontal diseases can lead to the need for teeth to be pulled. After a tooth is pulled due to periodontal disease, an implant will often be suggested to protect against bone deterioration and provide a healthy chewing surface.
At Shine Dental Associates, we provide our Syosset Long Island customers with all of the surgical and non-surgical periodontal services they may need. If you are in need of a procedure related to your periodontal disease, contact us today to see what we can do for you!