Periodontal Treatment in New York, NY
Periodontitis is a common dental concern, and it’s a disease our dentist near you treats often. If you have signs of periodontitis, it’s important to visit a dentist and get a diagnosis. From there you can receive periodontal treatment near you and have a healthier smile.
Periodontal disease is also called gum disease. It damages the soft tissue in your mouth and can cause bone loss.
For more information about periodontal treatment, contact our dentist in New York, NY. At Glen J. Graffeo DDS, we offer a variety of services and treatments to help you keep your teeth and gums feeling and looking great.
How is Periodontal Disease Diagnosed?
Before you receive periodontal treatment, you must be diagnosed with the disease. Our dentist will look at your medical history to determine if the disease could have been caused by another factor, such as smoking.
Your mouth will be examined for plaque, tartar, and bleeding. Then, we will examine the pockets below your gumline. If you have deep pockets, that’s a sign you have periodontitis. X-rays are also important in diagnosing periodontitis because they can show bone loss in deep pockets.
How is Periodontal Disease Treated?
A periodontist or dentist can treat periodontal disease. There are a couple of different methods used to treat the concern. If you have an advanced case, you may need surgical treatment, such as flap surgery, soft tissue grafts, bone grafting, or tissue regeneration.
If we catch your periodontal disease early, we can use a non-invasive treatment. Often, we can use scaling, which removes tartar and bacteria from your teeth, gums, and below the gums. We also use root planing, which smooths the root surfaces to prevent additional bacteria buildup.
Antibiotics can be used to treat bacterial infection as well. You may be prescribed a mouth rinse or gel. You can also take oral antibiotics to treat periodontitis. Your specific treatment will vary by the severity of the disease, your health, and other factors.
If you need periodontal treatment, call Glen J. Graffeo DDS right away to schedule an appointment with our friendly dentist. Our team would be happy to welcome you into our office so you can receive the care you need.
A combination of crown lengthening, and 20 porcelain laminate veneers gave me the ability to broaden this patient’s smile and provided her with a dramatic result that is youthful and bright.
Excessive wear on these lower teeth required full arch reconstruction with twelve porcelain crowns to improve chewing function and esthetics
Bleaching results with one appointment in the office using light activated Zoom
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Twelve porcelain laminate Veneers
A lifetime of wear had shortened this patient’s teeth and his entire face as well . Full mouth restoration with twelve upper crowns and eventually twelve lower crowns restored his teeth and his smile.