Your gums and bone act as a strong foundation to keep your teeth and smile in place! It is crucial that proper gum health is maintained in order to keep your smile healthy. Periodontal or gum disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria on the teeth and below the gum line. There are several stages of periodontal disease, ranging from relatively harmless (mild inflammation, oral bleeding) to dangerous and destructive (periodontal pockets, damaged connective tissues, tooth loss). If allowed to progress, gum disease can lead to a long list of dental issues. Luckily, Dr. Makadia has successfully treated gum disease in countless patients using the best laser technology dentistry has to offer. On this page, you can learn more about periodontal disease treatment in Bohemia, NY.
Periodontal disease occurs when plaque and tartar are allowed to accumulate on the teeth and below the gum line, causing infection. There are several stages of periodontal disease, ranging from relatively harmless (mild inflammation, oral bleeding) to dangerous and destructive (periodontal pockets, damaged connective tissues, tooth loss). Research suggests that there are links between periodontal disease and other serious health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and pregnancy complications. At Sunrise Dental Service, our goal is to provide effective treatment and relief at the earliest stage possible.
The following are some of the symptoms of Periodontal Disease.
Gum disease may seem harmless in its early stages. A person may see swollen gum or bleeding while flossing and may think it is not a big deal. Unfortunately, if this condition is left untreated it does not only affect teeth but also affects overall health. Research suggests that there are links between periodontal disease and other serious health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and pregnancy complications. At Sunrise Dental Service, our goal is to provide effective treatment and relief at the earliest stage possible.
With laser–assisted gum therapy, your Sunrise Dental Service team can treat gum disease with absolutely no cutting or sutures. That is right — it is a fast, virtually pain–free way to treat gum disease that does not remove significant amounts of gum tissue.
To treat your gums, Dr. Makadia can use a laser to remove up to 99 percent of the bacteria that resides in the infected areas. The benefits of using these precise lasers to treat gum disease are numerous. Some of the most common include:
Laser–assisted gum surgery is possible for patients suffering from diabetes, HIV, or other conditions that may prevent the success of traditional surgery.
Another method for treating periodontal disease is using our state–of–the–art laser. Dr. Makadia uses this advanced tool to detoxify soft tissue and effectively remove difficult strains of bacteria that other techniques cannot. Laser treatment offers patients several benefits, including more overall comfort and a significantly reduced healing period.
Scaling and root planing is the simplest form of periodontal treatment. The procedure involves cleaning the root surfaces underneath the gum line, removing tartar and smoothing rough areas on the root of the tooth to prevent bacteria and plaque from accumulating more damage from occurring. We may also provide antibiotic therapy to improve your recovery and kill any remaining bacteria. Our team in Bohemia, NY will treat your periodontal disease in a non-surgical, minimally invasive fashion.
Once periodontal disease has reached a certain level of severity, patients will require regular maintenance to ensure the disease does not return. At Sunrise Dental Service, we recommend attending these appointments every three months or so. Dr. Makadia and the rest of our team will inspect the health of your gums, perform periodontal cleaning, and provide any needed medication. Our goal is to help you avoid the need for surgical intervention down the road.
Your comfort is always a top priority for our team! Our dental office offers several revolutionary tools and techniques for improving the caliber of care and reducing unpleasant sensations during periodontal treatment. These include lasers, computerized anesthesia systems, painless injections, nitrous oxide, and more.