Gum Disease Treatment

Explore Your Gum Disease Treatment Options at Glen Cove

The main reason people lose their teeth is due to non-diagnosis of gum or periodontal disease. It begins without any warning and in its initial stages causes bleeding of gums, sore gums, and causes bad breath. This leads to the loosening of teeth and separation, and ultimately loss of teeth.

Periodontal disease if left untreated can result in the destruction of the jaw bone. The bone gets melted away, thus the roots are exposed which leads to the falling out of teeth.

Moreover, there are shreds of evidence that suggests that gum diseases are interrelated with threatening health conditions including lung infections, premature births, and heart diseases.

Are you dealing with bad breath, bleeding gums, or gum recession? If the effects of gum diseases are taking a toll on your routine life and confidence, talk to Dr. Chitvan, at Glen Cove about your treatment options. Most patients do not realize that early treatment can reverse the damaging effects of gum diseases and restore their oral health. Treating the gum infection instantly will you heal and protect your pleasant smile!

Maintain your healthy teeth. 

What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

Periodontal or gum diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that damage the support of natural teeth. These diseases affect the alveolar base, cementum, periodontal ligament, or gingiva. Plaque-induced inflammatory lesions are the major cause of periodontal diseases. They are divided into two categories periodontitis and gingivitis.

Our goal at One and Truly Dental is to diagnose the development of periodontal disease and provide you with an option to minimize loss of bone and preserve your beautiful smile through PMP or Periodontal Maintenance Program. This program of ours is formulated to create a personalized regimen for your situation which is successful in the treatment and prevention of gum disease.

What are the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?

There is a possibility that you have gum disease and still do not know about it. So here are some of the symptoms of common signs you need to look for:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen, red, tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Shifting of teeth or loose teeth
  • Pus between gums and your teeth
  • Change in the way teeth fit when you bite
  • Change in the fit of dentures

Gum or periodontal disease is the most prevalent and yet undiagnosed dental issue. If caught early, conservative treatment can be efficacious to quickly restore oral health.

What Are the Major Risks of Gum Disease?

There are multiple risk factors for gum disease.

  • Inadequate oral hygiene
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Crooked teeth
  • Hormonal changes during menstruation, pregnancy, menopause
  • Old fillings
  • Certain medication like steroids, cancer therapy drugs, oral contraceptives, anti-epilepsy drugs

How to Check For a Periodontal Disease?

During a regular checkup, we at One and Truly Dental, Glen Cove, examine you for gum disease. We use a periodontal probe to determine any breakdown of the bone tissue or gum. We also check if there are some damaging spaces between your teeth and gums evolved due to inflammation referred to as pockets. The periodontal probe also measures the pocket, the deeper the pocket, the more are the chances of gum disease.

Healthy gums are attached to the teeth firmly. There is no loss of bone and no exposure to roots. However, in the case of gum disease, there are multiple forms and stages, which are:

Stage 1: Gingivitis

Gingivitis includes gum bleeding, inflammation, and separation. There is no bone loss, so teeth are still fixed in place.

Stage 2: Early Periodontitis

It includes pronounced bleeding, gum inflammation, and bigger separation. The beginning of the loss of bone and tooth movement is also included. Most of the teeth can be rescued if you start with your treatment at this stage.

Stage 3: Advanced Periodontitis

In advanced periodontitis, notable damage to gum tissues and bone is involved. Teeth get pretty loose with visible plaque. Few teeth may need extraction at this stage which can be replaced with implants, bridges, and dentures.

Stage 4: Severe Periodontitis

This is a severe stage in which gum moves away and separates from the teeth. Infection erodes the jaw bone. Your teeth fall out and move sideways creating big gaps between the teeth. At this stage, many of the teeth if not all must be extracted if you begin the treatment.

How to Treat and Prevent Periodontal Disease?

Our dentists at the Glen Cove office will plan the course of treatment depending on the type of gum disease and its stage. The treatment options like root planning, oral irrigation, and scaling may be included. If bone has been completely destroyed and deep pockets are found, then our dentists may recommend periodontal surgery.

To prevent gum or periodontal disease, prevention of plaque buildup is really important. You can visit a dentist in Glen Cove for professional cleanings besides doing brushing and flossing every day.

Get your gums checked now and stay healthy. 

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70 Glen St
#240 Glen Cove NY


Office Hours

Mon: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tue: 9:30AM – 7:00PM
Wed: 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Thu: 9:30AM – 7:00PM
Fri: Closed
Sat: 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Sun: Closed