Treat Your Gum Disease in New York City
Suffering from gum disease? Worried about tooth loss? Advanced Dental Arts offers a full range of periodontics treatments to help restore your perfect smile in NYC.
Our team of board-certified periodontists is ready to help reverse early stages and repair damage caused by advanced gum disease. Don’t wait! If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease in Manhattan and the surrounding area, contact us today!
New York City Periodontics Q&A
What is gum disease?
Early stage gum disease starts as gingivitis, the inflammation of the gums. Patients can experience mild bleeding (usually when brushing) and bad breath. Sometimes gums appear swollen or red.
These are the most common symptoms of gum disease:
- Red swollen gums
- Bleeding gums with brushing
- Recession of gums
- Loose teeth
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- A change in the way your teeth fit together
However, people often experience little to no discomfort from gum disease. And that makes it a major health concern. If left untreated, gum disease can advance into periodontal disease.
What is periodontal disease?
Everyone has plaque build up on their teeth. If that plaque stays on teeth, it will harden into tartar. Tartar provides an ideal place for bacteria to multiply, spreading deeper into the gums. This forms pockets or space between the gums. As the gums recede from the source of the infection, tooth, and bone weaken, causing teeth to loosen or eventually fall out.
Why is gum disease a concern?
Most people have some form of gum disease, and many don’t even know they have it. Symptoms are often subtle and include red, inflamed gums that are tender to the touch and bad breath. Tooth loosening and loss are common in advanced stages. Once tartar forms on the teeth, you will need treatment from your local dentist to prevent the spread of gum disease.
What is the treatment for gum disease?
You’ll need to visit your local oral health care provider for an exam. During your visit, your periodontist will probe your gums to determine the extent of the gum disease. Then, they will decide on a treatment option. You may need a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) or antibiotics. LANAP and traditional gum surgery may be needed if your gum disease has advanced to later stages.
Is gum disease preventable?
In most cases, proper oral hygiene can go a long way to preventing gum disease. Brushing twice a day for at least 2 minutes and flossing regularly and properly can help prevent gingivitis from forming. A professional cleaning can also help remove any plaque build-up as well.
Advanced Gum Disease Treatments
You cannot cure advanced gum disease on its own. Without a procedure that specifically targets the infection, your periodontitis will only worsen, potentially causing other dangerous health conditions.
If you’re suffering from gum disease in New York City, then you need to seek treatment from your certified oral care professional. At Advanced Dental Arts we offer several options to help restore your oral health by eliminating gum disease.
Breakthrough LANAP®️ Treatment
Most people avoid gum surgery because they’ve either had unpleasant past experiences or they’ve heard that it involves a long, painful recovery. Thankfully, LANAP provides a quick way to eliminate advanced gum disease.
LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) uses an FDA approved PerioLase MVP-7 laser that only targets the infectious bacteria causing advanced gum disease. Rather than traditional gum surgery, there’s no scalpel, no sutures, and no long, painful recovery times. It’s a modern, less invasive approach to traditional gum surgery.
Thanks to LANAP, our patients can undergo their complete laser gum surgery in under 2 hours and get back to their normal lives in less than two days. They also see a more dramatic recovery following their treatment with many experiencing gum and bone regrowth.
(Read Everything You Need to Know About LANAP for more information.)
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses a patient’s own platelets to promote healing and help fight off periodontal disease more effectively. With PRP, you’ll receive an injection of your own plasma to trigger accelerated healing. It serves as a cost-effective and natural way to support tissue regeneration.
The results of PRP speak for themselves: superior healing after extractions and gum surgery.
Pinhole Surgical Technique
Avoid scalpels and sutures by correcting gum recession with the Pinhole Surgical Technique. During the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we’ll create a pinhole in your receding gum tissue and place a device that pulls your gums downward. Then, your periodontist will place collagen strips into the pinhole gums.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique provides a minimally invasive way that helps keep gums in place while reducing recovery time and pain of traditional gum surgery.
Bone and Gum Grafting
As gum disease creeps further under the gum lines, it causes tissues to detach from the teeth. This can loosen your teeth and potentially cause them to fall out. Bone and gum grafting helps protect your teeth from gum recession, improve your smile, and restores the tissues and bone after gum disease treatment.
It can take up to six months for the full results to show, but patients experience fuller smiles and healthier gums long after a bone and gum grafting procedure.
Crown Lengthening For Gummy Smiles
In some cases, a smile may show too much gum and too little teeth. When that happens, our board-certified periodontist can use a laser to remove the excess gums. In as little as an hour, your smile can dramatically change, leaving you feeling more confident and healthier.
Advanced Dental Arts: BEST Rated NYC Dental Practice
Gum disease may be common, but that doesn’t mean you should suffer. Don’t let fear or embarrassment keep you away from finding the treatment you deserve. Reach out to Advanced Dental Arts, (ADA) to discuss treatment options before your gum disease worsens.
At ADA, you’ll find our very own board-certified periodontist waiting here in NYC ready and qualified to restore your gum health without inconvenience or pain to you. It’s time you experienced a top-rated dental team that puts your comfort first.
Flexible Payment and Insurance Options Available for Treatment
We understand dental care can be expensive. That’s why we accept all major insurance plans, from Aetna to Cigna Global to United Concordia. We want to make sure you get the dental treatment you deserve.
Conveniently Located Manhattan Dental Practice
Advanced Dental Arts NYC serves the entire Greenwich Village community as well as the surrounding area: West & East Village, and Lower Manhattan. ADA is located near NYU and Washington Square Park and can be quickly reached by anyone near its 10003 zip code.
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