When we are children we all learn the importance of taking care of our teeth but when it comes to good oral health the teeth are only half of the equation. It is also extremely important to take proper care of your gums. Baldwin periodontics from Dental Implants & Periodontology of Rockville Center is a unique practice specializing in all forms of periodontics. Our practice stresses that in order to keep the teeth as healthy as possible the material surrounding the teeth, the gums, also needs to be healthy in order to prevent the introduction and spreading of periodontal disease.
Gingivitis is the mildest and most common gum disease and is most often caused by the toxins in plague and food debris. As pockets develop between the tooth and gum plague can more easily get under the gums and onto the bone. In chronic periodontal disease there is often an inflammation under the gumline and the gums can start to recede. As periodontal disease gets more aggressive there can be rapid detachment of the gums and bone loss.Gum recession causes root exposure. This poses two problems. One is an aesthetic problem causing te teeth to appear longer. Exposed root surfaces also cause tooth sensitivity. In order to cover these exposed roots, we can perform soft tissue graft procedures. During this procedure, we will remove gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity. Baldwin periodontics should be undertaken as soon as any form of gum disease is diagnosed. The earlier treatment is started the better. Our practice has several treatment options available to treat periodontal disease, some involving surgery and some non-surgical.
Non-surgical gum treatments in midtown are the least invasive and most cost-effective, but often are only effective on milder forms of the condition. Root scaling and planning is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and tartar from deep pockets around the tooth and a smoothing of the root to remove bacterial toxins. Surgical treatments are used when the disease has progressed beyond the initial stages and the pockets have become extended or there is a loss of gum attachment or bone. There are several surgical procedures our Baldwin periodontics dentists can perform including deep pocket reduction, crown lengthening and soft tissue grafts among others depending on your exact condition. A simple examination appointment with our office can let us evaluate the presence of periodontal disease and allow us to begin treatment before the condition worsens.
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