Our board-certified periodontist specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal diseases. This chronic inflammatory disease, sometimes called gum disease, produces gum infections and affects the bone structure that supports the surrounding teeth. Periodontists receive an additional three years of education after dental school and comprehensive training in dental implant placement.
If you have periodontal disease, you’re certainly not alone. Over half of American adults age 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease.
Many dentists on Long Island will refer their patients to Shine Dental Group for their more challenging periodontal and implant cases. There is no reason to be alarmed if your dentist refers you to our periodontists. You should feel comfortable knowing your general dentist wants you to receive the best care possible. After completing thousands of procedures, our periodontists’ specialized skillset, knowledge, and experience lead to perfect results.
We treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis. We offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (removing the plaque and tartar above and below the gum line), root surface debridement (the removal of calculus, plaque, and tartar build-up along the root surface), regenerative procedures (involving multiple aspects including the control of infection and inflammation), oral inflammation treatment, and cosmetic periodontal procedures.
A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.
A permanent, but removable by your doctor, connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.
or prosthetic tooth. This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.
Our periodontist will review your complete medical and dental histories. It’s important to know if you’re taking any medications or ongoing medical treatments for any condition that can affect your periodontal care, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy.
We then examine your gums for any gum line recession, assess how your teeth come into contact with each other when biting, and check for any loose teeth. We then evaluate the health of your gums by placing a small measuring instrument called a gum probe, or periodontal probe, to measure gently and precisely the spaces between your teeth and gums, called periodontal pockets. X-rays may also be necessary to observe the health of the bone supporting your teeth.
We provide plenty of options and plans for a successful periodontal experience. With sedation and anesthetic options available, the procedure can be painless. Don’t delay your oral health; your smile will thank you. Call us today at (516) 348-8500.
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.
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 at (516) 348-8500 to schedule your evaluation, and let’s walk the road to improved oral health together.