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Periodontics Specialist

ToothDocs

Dentistry & Pediatric Dentistry located in Roslyn, NY & Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Keeping your gums healthy and free of disease is just as important as protecting your teeth. With locations in Roslyn, New York, and two offices in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, the ToothDocs team performs periodontal treatments to treat and prevent gum disease. Periodontics is an important specialty in dentistry essential for protecting your tooth-supporting structures. To learn more, call ToothDocs, or schedule an appointment online now.

Periodontics Q & A

What is periodontics?

Periodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases related to your tooth-supporting structures. Periodontal treatments maintain the health and appearance of these structures and tissues.

What does periodontics treat?

Periodontal disease is the most common condition treated using periodontics. Also called gum disease, this condition is an infection of the gums. Without treatment, periodontal disease can lead to:

  • Receding gums
  • Tender gums
  • Gum inflammation
  • Tooth loss
  • Shifting teeth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Halitosis (bad breath)

With a team of experienced dentists, ToothDocs can diagnose and treat periodontal disease.

Why would I need periodontics?

The team at ToothDocs may recommend a periodontal treatment to restore the health of your gums. These treatments can help prevent tooth loss, treat receding gums, and keep your teeth from shifting.

Another common reason for periodontal treatments is preparing for dental implants. These small titanium posts replace your tooth roots if you have missing teeth. Because gum disease can degrade your tooth-supporting structures, you may not have enough bone in your jaw to securely hold implants in place.

If you’re at risk of bone loss due to gum disease, the team at ToothDocs can use periodontal treatments to restore your gum health and protect your jawbone.

What are the most common treatments in periodontics?

ToothDocs offers several periodontal treatments at their offices, including:

Periodontal debridement

Periodontal debridement uses water and high-frequency waves to remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from above your gum line. This quick, painless treatment eliminates plaque and bacteria to restore your gum health.

Deep cleaning

Also called scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning targets plaque and bacteria beneath your gum line. When gum disease advances, small pockets of plaque in the space between your gums and teeth can develop. These pockets release toxins that destroy your tooth-supporting structures.

To protect your gum health, the team inserts a small scaling tool beneath your gum line. This allows them to clean and disinfect the pockets of plaque before they cause bone deterioration.

Finally, the team uses a root planing tool to smooth your tooth roots to encourage your gums to reattach.

For more information on how periodontics can restore your smile, call ToothDocs, or schedule an appointment online today.