Gum Disease Treatment in Brooklyn
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is common, and can be treated properly by our dental team at LuxDen Dental Center. Periodontal treatments depend on the gum disease type and the severity of it. If gum disease is caught early and no damage has been done to the support structures, you may just need a professional cleaning from one of our hygienists. However, our dental team needs to evaluate your teeth and gums regularly to ensure that your periodontal disease is not advancing.
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Severe Periodontal Disease
The first step in treating periodontal disease involves scaling and root planing, a special deep cleaning in Brooklyn. With this treatment, the dentist removes tartar and plaque to the bottom of every periodontal pocket in the gums. This treatment can be done over a period of several visits if needed, whether because of time or discomfort. Once clean, the root surfaces of your teeth are planed (smoothed), allowing the gum tissue to heal and reattach properly to the teeth.You will have another visit a few weeks or months after this procedure so that we can look at your gums to see how they’ve healed after the special cleaning. We will also re-measure periodontal pockets, and, if the pockets have worsened or supporting bone is lost, we will have to continue treatment or even perform periodontal surgery to remove tartar and plaque from hard-to-reach areas. The gums would then be stitched to tightly hug the teeth to avoid pockets from forming again.
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If you are concerned about gum disease or periodontal disease advancement and seek treatment, call our Brooklyn dental office at (718) 382-3444 to schedule an appointment with our dental specialists today.