If you or a loved one is suffering from gum disease (periodontal disease), our team of experts can help. We provide state-of-the-art periodontics for patients in Brooklyn, Park Slope, and surrounding areas. With periodontal treatment, you can obtain relief from the symptoms of gum disease while improving your oral health. As one of our patients, you can expect that we will provide you with the outstanding dental care you need to achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.
Periodontics - State-of-the-Art Solutions for Gum Disease
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention and treatment of gum disease - the gradual destruction of the gums and the underlying bone caused by the bacteria in accumulated plaque. Although periodontal disease can cause a range of symptoms if left untreated, including pain, bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, and even tooth loss. The disease's progression can be slowed or arrested with proper treatment.
Periodontal Treatment Options
Periodontal treatment can help patients enjoy improved dental health. Brooklyn Heights Dental® provides the following periodontal treatment options:
Dental Cleaning(Prophy) - For patients with good oral hygiene or mild gingivitis. These patients have little or no bleeding when brushing or flossing.
Scaling and root planing - For patients with mild periodontitis, deep scaling and root planing procedure may be all that is needed to halt the disease's progression. The procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from the crown and root surfaces of the teeth using hand instruments(scalers) and an ultrasonic scaler, called a cavitron. In some instances patient will need local anesthesia, however in most instances, a topical anesthetic gel can be used. On occasion we may apply a local antibiotic directly into the periodontal pocket,to destroy any remaining harmful bacteria.
LANAP periodontal treatment -Patients with moderate to severe periodontal disease may require periodontal surgery which requires the use of a scalpel to lift the gums away the teeth and underlying bone followed by sutures to close the incision. Brooklyn Heights Dental® is pleased to provide LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) which is the only FDA approved laser periodontal therapy for the treatment of moderate to severe periodontal disease. LANAP is , one of the most advanced periodontal treatment options available. The laser procedure minimizes discomfort during and after treatment. Patient have much less bleeding, less swelling and less postoperative infections as compared with traditional periodontal surgery.
Learn More about Periodontics
Don't wait another moment to seek treatment for gum disease. Contact our office today to learn more about how periodontics can restore your smile. We serve patients in Brooklyn and surrounding areas, providing the exceptional dentistry necessary to treat periodontal disease and its symptoms. We look forward to meeting your treatment goals.