Taking good care of your gums is essential to protecting your overall health. Gum or periodontal disease can not only degrade your gum tissue but also lead to tooth decay and even damage your jawbone. If you’re experiencing signs of gum disease like frequent bleeding when you brush or notice that you’re losing gum tissue, give us a call so we can check it out. Our friendly team serves the Jamaica Estates, NY, community and is here to help you feel better!
Scaling & Root Planing
If you’re starting to deal with symptoms of gum disease, regular periodontal cleanings are your first line of defense. Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection in your gums, which can lead to loss of gum tissue and damage your surrounding teeth and jaw. During your cleaning, one of our skilled dentists will perform what’s called scaling and root planing, using special tools, to clean out the pockets that form as infected gum tissue begins to separate from the roots of your teeth. This helps restore the tissue, eliminate bacteria, and can even cure the disease if treatment begins early enough.
For advanced cases of periodontal disease, it may be necessary to perform surgery in order to prevent further spread and preserve the remaining gum tissue and teeth. Our expert dentists can perform osseous surgery to remove infected tissue and repair damaged bone structure underneath. This will help us preserve the long-term function of your mouth so that you can continue to live your life without further damage or degradation of function.
Need Help Keeping Your Gums in Shape?
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment. Our friendly, skilled dentists will take good care of you and help you get your mouth feeling clean, shiny, and fresh. We look forward to hearing from you!