Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatment in Williamsburg NY

The term periodontal refers to the area that surrounds the teeth.
Our office at My Williamsburg Dental believes that a prompt treatment for periodontal disease is essential to the wellbeing of our patients. It is estimated that approximately half of all adults are affected by periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis and gum disease). Periodontal therapy is available to patients in the early stages of the disease as well as those in the more advanced stages in Dr. Yelena Vaynshteyn's Brooklyn dental practice.

The gums and bone supporting the teeth are affected by periodontal disease. There is a sticky layer of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that forms plaque. This plaque becomes calculus (tartar) if it is not removed. The plaque and calculus on the teeth begin to destroy the gums and bone when they are not removed.

Periodontal Procedures

Red, swollen, and bleeding gums are characteristic of periodontal disease.

It is not commonly known to the general public because the disease is often painless in the early stages. A progressive disease, periodontitis slowly damages the jawbone and connective tissues, resulting in teeth shifting, becoming loose, and eventually falling out. A person with periodontal disease should seek treatment immediately if they suspect that it has begun, since the condition will only worsen if left untreated.

Periodontal disease can be reduced by maintaining good oral hygiene, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist regularly.

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Asymptomatic Periodontitis A periodontal evaluation may be necessary if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:

• Gingivitis - Even when brushing vigorously or using dental floss, you should never have bleeding gums.
• Teeth that are loose can also be attributed to bone loss or weakened periodontal fibers (fibres that anchor the tooth to the bone).
• Loss of bone results in new spaces between the teeth.
• Bacteria in the mouth cause persistent bad breath.
• Puffiness around the gums and teeth is an indication of an infection.
• Gingival recession occurs when the gums begin to recede around the tooth.
• Inflammation of the gums – Your gums should never be red or swollen.
• Discomfort or tenderness of the gums and teeth may be caused by plaque, calculus, and bacteria.

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Laser Dentistry For Periodontal Treatment In Brooklyn, NY

By using soft tissue lasers and Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) technology, Dr. Yelena Vaynshteyn offers her patients advanced periodontal procedures, gum surgery, and gum lifts. This technology is certified in the field of Laser Dentistry.

It provides increased accuracy, safety, and comfort with a number of benefits, including a decrease in the requirement for stitches and anesthesia, as well as minimal bleeding. Laser periodontal therapy is the ideal procedure for patients who are concerned about dental treatment. In addition to reducing the risk of bacterial infection, laser dentistry promotes faster healing of wounds.

Periodontal Procedures

When Dr. Yelena Vaynshteyn, her dental team, and the periodontist on staff perform a comprehensive periodontal examination, they will be able to determine the condition of the gums and jaw bone, and plan one of the more common periodontal treatments.

We scale and plan your teeth to remove any tartar buildup or bacterial infection, followed by an antibiotic treatment, such as Arrestin. LANAP can be used to perform this procedure with minimal evasiveness, or it can be performed using conventional methods. In order to restore lost bone and gum density caused by periodontitis, tissue regeneration, using grafting techniques, can be achieved.

A pocket elimination procedure is performed when the dental pocket becomes excessively large, in order to reduce the distance between the tooth and the gum. This procedure can be performed by using soft-tissue lasers or traditional surgical methods. Extractions of teeth and dental implants - if periodontitis has progressed to the point where there is considerable bone loss, the tooth or teeth will need to be extracted and an implant may be needed to prevent further bone loss.

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