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gingivitis leads to periodontal diseaseAlso referred to as periodontitis, periodontal disease affects the connective tissue that supports the teeth.

A person with this disease might suffer progressive bone loss which eventually leads to loss of the teeth. It is caused by bacteria found between the teeth and the gum.

If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to the teeth becoming loose.

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Dr. Mittel – Periodontist

When you find that you may be dealing with gum disease, you need to think about scheduling an appointment with your local periodontist. Even if you take the time to brush and floss regularly, and you have regular dental cleanings, there could still be a chance that you will be subject to periodontal disease. If so, you will need to see a specialist and learn what will be your best option moving forward.

Signs And Symptoms

Nobody wants to have dental issues, so there are a few different ways that you can check to see if you are experiencing some of the symptoms and signs of gum disease. To start with, you should look in the mirror to see if you have a gum line that is swollen, red, or both. Take the time to brush and floss our teeth and see if you also notice any bleeding or sensitivity around your gum line. If you do, it will be time to make an appointment to see a specialist.

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A pregnant womanA recent article reported at Foxnews.com by Julie Relevant discusses the connection between pregnancy and oral health. The data is pretty revealing and conclusive that, if you’re pregnant, you are more likely to develop conditions, such as gingivitis and periodontal disease.

As explained in the article…

Pregnancy gingivitis occurs because the increase in the hormone progesterone during pregnancy causes an exaggerated response to the plaque that’s already in your mouth. “The reaction to those toxins and those poisons from the plaque build-up is increased,” according to Dr. Amanda Seay, Orbit for Kids gum spokesperson.

And even if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing, pregnancy gingivitis can still be a problem. If left untreated, it can lead to periodontal disease, which studies show increases your risk for having a preterm and low birth weight baby.

Read the entire article here…

If you’re pregnant call Shine Dental Associates today to schedule a periodontal exam with our board certified periodontist who will assess the state of your oral health and make sure that you do not develop gum disease or other oral health problems during your pregnancy.

Dr. Vikas Mittle - Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Vikas Mittle
Board Certified Periodontist

Experts indicate that periodontal disease is on the rise and point to three significant reasons for this unfortunate development. First, our population is aging, and gum disease is often seen in elderly adults. Second, smoking and escalating chronic health conditions like diabetes have a dramatic impact on oral health. However, the third and more troubling issue is that routine dental checkups are being put off in these difficult economic times, allowing small problems to escalate into severe issues.

Periodontists offer important dental services for people of all ages that can intervene now to stop erosion of oral health and restore a sense of well-being. Periodontists fight the effects of gum disease, caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth.

In its earliest stages as gingivitis, gums may appear puffy and inflamed. If addressed vigorously at this stage, a solid regimen of brushing and flossing, along with routine care by your dentist can resolve the issue. But as the plaque hardens into tartar and settles into the gum line, bacterial pockets form around the teeth and eat away at the tissue and bone holding them in place. Without intervention, tooth loss will often occur. Persons who smoke and have chronic conditions like diabetes are at even greater risk for the serious forms of periodontal gum disease.

Periodontists, like Dr. Vikas Mittle at Shine Dental Associates, have many tools in their arsenal to fight periodontal gum disease. Through root scaling and planing, they can clean away infections around the root of the tooth to save it from bone and tissue erosion. They offer many surgical techniques designed to strengthen damaged bone and help to regenerate gums that may have receded away from the teeth. When needed, periodontists also offer dental implant surgery to replace missing teeth and help stabilize the bite.

Good oral health is an essential component of living well.  Periodontists diagnose and treat complex dental issues so that you have a smile to be proud of. Even more importantly they address serious dental issues through expert care that will enhance your overall physical health and keep you feeling younger even into your mature years.

For a free consultation with Shine Dental Associate’s board certified periodontist please call (516) 348-8500.

Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth. The bacteria can cause an infection of the gums and leads bleeding and swelling and can eventually destroy the supporting bone around the teeth.

How Do You Prevent Periodontal Disease?

As the disease advances the teeth become loose and maybe lost. Periodontal disease may be prevented by proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits.

To find out what we can do to help you avoid periodontal disease, or to stop and reverse the disease process if you already have it, please give us a call today for a free consultation with our board certified periodontist.

You can reach our Syosset Long Island office at: (516) 348-8500.

Do you know dental implants are the most popular service that dentistry has to offer!  That’s because they are versatile and can be used in many different ways.

They can help stabilize dentures, replace missing teeth or even a full set of teeth.

Implants make it possible for you to smile with confidence once again. With implants as a replacement for dentures you will no longer need to deal with messy adhesives or glue. You know longer have to swallow the glue and get sick from it.  No more gagging on dentures.

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