Most people understand that healthy gums are vital for healthy teeth, but many are not aware of the connection between dental health and a healthy body. Your gums are important for holding your teeth in place and protecting your body from the bacteria in your mouth. Bayside Laser Dental PC offers gum treatments in Queens for all stages of periodontal disease.
Stages of Periodontal Disease
Periodontics focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease and other conditions that affect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Gum disease is an infection that is caused by bacteria in plaque. As plaque builds up, the bacteria can irritate and inflame the gum tissues. The earliest and most easily treated stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis.
The symptoms of gum disease include:
- Swollen gums
As gingivitis progresses, it can evolve into periodontitis, which is a more serious and advanced form of gum disease. Periodontitis has more severe symptoms and can result in gum recession. If not treated, periodontal disease can gradually lead to bone loss and tooth loss.
Effective Gum Treatments
Our dentists offer laser technology and other gum treatments in Queens for periodontal disease. You can count on the team at Bayside Laser Dental to preserve your smile and your overall dental health. The treatment that may be needed depends on the stage of gum disease. In most cases, gingivitis can be controlled, and even reversed, with professional cleanings and improved oral care at home.
Periodontitis requires more involved, frequent gum treatment. We are pleased to provide high-quality treatment for gum disease to restore your smile to good health. Our doctor utilizes laser dentistry to treat periodontal disease. Laser treatment is effective, results in fewer side effects, and allows patients to experience less pain and faster recovery time.
In addition to treating periodontal disease, periodontics includes the placement of dental implants to restore missing teeth. Placing dental implants requires specialized, advanced training to produce optimal results. We offer treatment of periodontal disease, laser dentistry, and dental implants to stop the progression of gum disease and improve your dental health.
Don’t Wait to Treat Gum Disease
If you have periodontal disease, at any stage, it is important to have it treated as soon as possible. Left untreated, your smile and your overall health may be at risk. Regular dental exams allow us to catch gum disease in its earliest stages when it is easiest to treat. Our dentist provides gum treatments in Queens for patients with everything from gingivitis to more advanced periodontal disease.
The right treatment for you depends on several factors, including the stage of gum disease. Our dentist will examine your teeth to diagnose gum disease, discuss treatment options, and create a plan for periodontal treatment that is designed to eliminate the infection and preserve the health of your teeth and gums.
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