Gum disease is treatable, and the sooner you seek expert attention for it, the better the outcome is likely to be. Advanced gum disease, periodontitis, requires periodontal therapy, performed here at Great Neck Natural Smiles.
Dental plaque, along with tartar, is primarily responsible for the onset of gum disease. It starts off with irritation and redness, signs of the first stage, gingivitis. You may not even realize that it is affecting you, but when you come in for a six month checkup, you’ll get a professional teeth cleaning that results in the reversal of the effects that occur due to gingivitis. In some stubborn cases, a second round of cleaning might be necessary to achieve the desired results. However, if gingivitis is not taken care of in a timely manner, that’s when our gum treatment Little Neck will enter the equation. Periodontitis has some very alarming indications, such as receding gums, bleeding when you brush, consistent bad breath, loss of gum and bone tissue, gum infections, and even loose teeth. Our gum treatment Little Neck consists of getting deep down to the roots to get out the plaque and tartar that are causing all the problems. Essentially, it’s like a teeth cleaning, only deeper and more thorough. Our dentist may use hand scraping tools, ultrasonic tools, or both in conjunction with each other. What matters most is stopping the impact that advanced gum disease is having on your oral health. The good news is that if you come in for your regular twice-yearly routine visits, the odds are good that you will not end up needing periodontal therapy at all.
Schedule an appointment with our office to come in and get your six month teeth cleaning, or our gum treatment Little Neck if gum disease has progressed. Either way, you can be sure of getting the results you need and want.