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Periodontal Disease Therapy
Gums are the foundation of oral health. When bacteria and tartar buildup compromise gums, decay, gingivitis, and tooth loss are sure to follow.
Keeping your smile in its best shape takes a diligent intervention from a certified specialist. Dr. LoPinto and his team offer periodontal disease therapy in New York, NY. Call our practice and schedule a consultation to find a reliable solution to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
Dedicated To Your Oral Health
To prevent issues like decay, dentists advise patients to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and to rinse with non-alcoholic antiseptic mouthwash. However, hardened tartar buildup cannot be treated with at-home dental tools. Often, our dental professional steps in to address advanced complications and improve oral health.
Our first step is offering a minimally invasive prophylaxis that reduces plaque buildup and improves the oral environment. If patients do not respond well to our initial response, we offer scaling and root planing.
Scaling and root planning is a procedure that eliminates tartar buildup from below the gumline and reverses the symptoms of gum disease. Patients that undergo this treatment before decay can advance to achieve healthier, stronger gums.
This procedure involves removing plaque and tartar to allow the gums to heal naturally. Scaling removes bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the affected area. Root planing smooths teeth’s surfaces to remove areas where bacteria and plaque can colonize. Part of the treatment is preventing reinfection and promoting better oral health. After scaling and root planning, our doctor offers an antibacterial wash to reduce bacteria growth and improve healing.
For advanced cases of periodontal disease, we consider in-depth procedures like gum flap surgery and other surgical intervention. It is best to eliminate decay as it arises, as waiting leads to eventual tooth loss.
What If I Don’t Treat Gum Disease?
The mouth is connected to the rest of the body through a system of nerves and blood vessels. When gum health is compromised, it leaves an opening for bacteria to enter the bloodstream and infect other parts of the body, like the brain and the heart. Issues like heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease have been heavily linked to those with gum disease.
Protecting your smile from gum disease and reducing the number of harmful pathogens greatly improves an individual’s overall health.
Contact Us Today
Learn more about keeping your gums healthy by scheduling an appointment with Dr. LoPinto. We offer preventive and restorative treatments for gingivitis and advanced periodontitis. Call our practice today!