Periodontal disease is said to strike roughly 8 percent of America. This disease is caused by a build-up of bacteria that makes the gums pull away and create pockets between the teeth and gum line. More food and bacteria build up in these pockets, and eventually it leads to loose teeth, very bad breath and eventually tooth loss.
Once gingivitis has reached the level of being diagnosed as periodontal disease, very proactive and specific treatments need to take place to reduce the further risk of damage to the gums and teeth.
Non-surgical procedures are used to help maintain the treatment and to remove the build-up of plaque and bacteria in the pockets. One common treatment is called scaling and root planing, and it essentially goes deep beneath the gum line to remove all of the bacteria and debris. That treatment, along with using products and cleaning services that are antimicrobial – they remove or kill bacteria – will help maintain your teeth and may reverse some of the damage of periodontal disease.
Surgical procedures may include bone grafting, implanting lost teeth, extracting very loose teeth, creating a new gum line or improving existing gums and much more. These more invasive procedures can be used to help reverse some of the bone and tissue loss from periodontal disease, reduce instances of more bone loss, and help improve the appearance of your teeth and overall health as well.
Shine Dental Group can offer many different types of periodontal services. Since periodontists are very much a specialty field, Long Island residents that need multiple dental services aside from periodontal help can find what they need with us! We can offer a wide range of the latest non-surgical and surgical procedures for your periodontal treatment. We ensure that each client receives a fully customized plan of treatment based on their medical history, their specific dental needs and even their budget.
In the meantime, here are some tips to help with your periodontal issues:
• Use wooden toothpicks regularly – it helps remove a great deal of food debris.
• Become fanatical about brushing and flossing – do this as many times a day as you can stand to.
• If you have diabetes or other higher risk factors, be sure to stay vigilant about your periodontal treatment.
Visit our website or out clinic to find out more about our extensive range of periodontal services. We are located in Long Island and you can give us a call or look over our user friendly website to find out more!