Periodontal Treatment in New York, NY
At Revitta Smile, we pride ourselves on our periodontal health care and want to safeguard your teeth and gums as much as possible. For patients who may need extra care around the gum lines, we offer periodontal treatments designed to improve gum condition through gentle deep cleaning, oral surgery, and laser gum therapy.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, effective treatment that can help save teeth and reverse the effects of gum disease in some cases.
Regular dental cleanings and examinations are essential to maintaining a beautiful smile. Still, they can also help you spot any underlying issues in the gums that could lead to gum disease. Gum disease describes buildup of bacteria and inflammation of the gum line. Typically, gum disease can be caused by neglecting oral hygiene, skipping dental appointments, genetics, advanced age, or chronic illness.
At Revitta Smile, our regular dental cleanings and examinations also include plenty of preventive care and effective maintenance on gum lines.
Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Does your toothbrush feel rough on your gums? Do you have a persistent sore throat or a bad taste in your mouth?
The symptoms of gum disease can be easily overlooked, but attending regular dental checkups at Revitta Smile is essential. Gum disease is most commonly identified by a dentist or dental hygienist during a routine dental checkup. Still, some people may experience minor gum disease symptoms that they don't feel the need to visit the dentist. However, any patient diagnosed with gum disease – or exhibiting at least one of these symptoms. If you have one or more symptoms, it's time to schedule an appointment with our dentists immediately:
- Loose teeth
- Tooth and mouth pain
- Receding, swollen, and painful gums
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Mouth sores
- Bad breath
- Pus between teeth
- Ill-fitting dentures
- A change in your bite
When you need treatment for gum disease in New York, NY, or dentists can provide the following types of periodontal care:
Scaling and Root Planning (Deep Cleaning)
Scaling and root planning (SRP) are the most common procedures for treating gingivitis by deep cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the tooth's surface.
Scaling and root planing remove plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation. In addition to SRP's benefits for healthy teeth, gums, and oral health, an SRP helps restore normal tooth function by removing calculus above and below the gum line that can help eliminate cavities in the early stages or prevent them entirely by restoring the proper chewing activity of teeth.
Laser Gum Treatments
Because gum disease is one of the most common causes of tooth loss, it's essential to treat it early on. A gum laser treatment is the best way to help combat the risks of gum disease. Our dentists use cutting-edge soft tissue lasers, safer than other treatment methods. Laser treatments work more quickly and effectively, and cause less discomfort when compared to traditional gum surgeries. We often recommend this treatment option for our patients suffering from periodontal disease.
Advanced Periodontal Care for Healthier Smiles in New York, NY
Our dentists offer comprehensive periodontal care to restore the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. Call today to schedule your next periodontal exam!