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Board Certified Periodontist

Long Island

If you are a patient in need of periodontal services, then Shine Dental Associates in Syosset Long Island is here for you. We offer a wide array of periodontal services performed by Dr. Vikas Mittle, a Board-Certified periodontist.

If you are unsure of whether or not you should see a periodontist for your dental health, the following signs can be a good indication that you should.

Are your gums red or swollen? Do you notice blood when you are brushing or flossing your teeth? These are usually the very first signs that you may be experiencing gingivitis. Chronic bad breath and an unpleasant taste in your mouth can also mean that there is bacterial buildup in your mouth that needs to be treated before the condition can progress and cause more serious problems.

Receding gums are another sign that you should see the periodontist and you may also be experiencing loose or shifting teeth, and you may feel pain or pressure when biting down; this means that the gums may have receded further, and your root has become exposed. An exposed root will result in tooth and gum pain.

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What can Periodontal Services do for me?

With periodontal services, you can have healthy gums and teeth for a lifetime, eliminate bad breath, fix any loose teeth, reduce bone loss around your teeth, and significantly improve your overall oral health.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Services

At Shine Dental Associates in Syosset Long Island, we offer our patients a variety of surgical and non-surgical solutions to their tooth trouble.

Some non-surgical treatment options include scaling root planning, maintenance, occlusal adjustments, and even Invisalign. We can also offer you a local antimicrobial treatment to help with the bacteria that may exist in the mouth, and we can educate you and help manage your periodontal disease.

Surgical Periodontal Services

Some surgical options include implants, gum contouring, bone grafting, sinus elevation, ridge augmentation, and extractions among several other surgical procedures.

Tooth loss can have a significant impact on your health and your smile and can even result in diminished confidence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also say that half of all adults currently over the age of thirty are suffering from some form of gum disease. It is imperative that you take the time to schedule an appointment with our Periodontist today at Island Dental Associates, so we can evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums and find the best treatment plan possible to help restore your smile.

You no longer have to suffer from red, swollen, and tender gums and persistently bad breath. Come in for your evaluation, and we will examine your mouth, measure the size and depth of the gum pockets to help determine if there is an infection, and then we can start treatment right away. Even if you are not experiencing any dental issues, periodontal maintenance is also essential to maintaining your oral health. Regular and routine cleanings can help remove any stains and tartar from the surface of your teeth and can help keep periodontal disease and other issues at bay.

Call us today to at (516) 348-4800 schedule your evaluation and let’s walk the road to improved oral health together.

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What is Periodontal Disease?

This disease is very common, but it is also a serious dental condition that needs to be taken care of. It is a gum infection that can ultimately damage the gums and destroy the jawbone.

Stages of Periodontal Disease

There are several stages of periodontal disease. The first of those stages is Gingivitis. This condition can often be overlooked but a patient suffering from gingivitis may experience bad breath and bleeding gums when they brush and floss their teeth.

The next stage is considered early periodontitis and this condition occurs when gingivitis goes untreated. The gum tissue can become inflamed which can then result in early bone loss for the patient. Periodontal disease typically causes a gingival pocket depth of between 4 and 5 millimeters.

The stages of periodontal disease will then begin to progress and become more and more serious. The patients’ risk of tooth loss also significantly increases as the disease progresses, and they can experience 50 to 90% bone loss.

Treating Periodontal Disease

The first step to tackling periodontal disease is by getting an evaluation to determine the extent of the condition. At Shine Dental Associates, our periodontist will review your medical and dental history, examine your mouth, measure the pocket depth of the gums, and take X-rays to check for any bone loss in areas where the pocket depth may have been deeper.

The ultimate goal when treating periodontal disease is to clean the pockets around the teeth, take care of any bacteria, and prevent further damage to the surrounding bone. For periodontal disease that has not advanced too far, we offer scaling, root planing, and antibiotics to help treat the bacterial infection.

For more advanced periodontal disease, we have surgical treatments such as soft tissue grafts, bone grafting, and pocket reduction surgery to help with receding gums and help prevent tooth loss and promote the regrowth of natural bone.

Our oral health is important and when left untreated can lead to other serious health complications as well. It is crucial that we practice good oral hygiene habits at home and go to each cleaning and take advantage of the routine maintenance to help keep periodontal disease away.

At Shine Dental, you can smile for less! Do you have a question about our periodontal services or want to make an appointment to get your evaluation? Call us today at (516) 348-4800.

We can help treat periodontal disease, horizontal bone loss, Peri-Implantitis, and vertical bone loss. Don’t wait another day. Call us and let us help treat you and restore your smile.

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