Lots of New York City dentists offer periodontal treatment, but very few of them have a board-certified Periodontist on staff.
Furthermore, our office offers LANAP (laser assisted new attachment procedure). LANAP is the only laser treatment for gum disease approved by the FDA. Our expert periodontist makes it possible to save your smile from gum disease without cutting and without sutures!
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease starts as gingivitis. Gingivitis is inflammation of your gums with mild bleeding (usually with brushing) accompanied with bad breath (halitosis) and red or swollen gums with little or no discomfort. This is usually reversible with good oral home care and professional care.
The next, more advanced stage of gum disease is periodontal disease or untreated gingivitis. With time, plaque spreads below the gum line, creating a chronic inflammatory response, destroying gum tissue and bone that support the teeth. Gums separate from the teeth, forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) that become infected. Eventually, teeth become loose and may have to be removed.
Signs and symptoms of Gum Disease include:
- Red swollen gums
- Bleeding gums with brushing
- Recession of gums
- Loose teeth
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- A change in the way your teeth fit together
Advanced Gum Treatments
Breakthrough LANAP Treatment
LANAP stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. It’s the very first and only FDA approved method for treating serious gum infections that could eventually damage and destroy your gums and bone structure. Avoid painful surgery and regenerate your smile with our cutting-edge laser therapy.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Did you know that your own blood plasma could make it possible to fight off periodontal disease more effectively? We use your own plasma to trigger accelerated healing for superior healing results after extractions or gum surgery.
This approach corrects gum recession in one easy step with no blades or sutures. See immediate results with little or no discomfort.
Bone and Gum Grafting
As gum disease creeps further under the gumlines, it causes tissues to detach from the tooth. Ultimately, this can make tooth stability more of a challenge. If necessary, we can restore some of these structures with a graft and remove excessive tissues that make the area difficult to clean.
Crown Lengthening For Gummy Smiles
In some cases, a smile may show too much gums and too little teeth. In this case we can use a laser to remove the excess gums. In as quickly as an hour, your appearance can dramatically change!
Our board-certified periodontist has an additional three years of formal education on top of his degree in dentistry. There’s no better assurance when you’re at a risk of losing your teeth to disease. If you’re experiencing symptoms of periodontitis, call us today! Be sure to ask about other dental services we offer including Invisalign!