Category Archives: Periodontal Disease

Flatbush Dentist Office

Periodontal Therapy Flatbush

At our Flatbush dentist office, our experts will explain that gum disease is a swelling of the gums that can progress to affect your bone surrounding, and supporting, your teeth. It’s caused by the bacteria in plaque, the colorless, sticky film that forms on your teeth continually. When the plaque is not removed through daily brushing and flossing, it builds up, and the bacteria will infect, not only your gums and teeth, but eventually the tissue and bone that support your teeth. This can cause your teeth to become loose, fall out, or have to be removed. Our Brooklyn Dental Group encourages you to schedule regular checkups so that early stage gum disease can be treated before it leads to a much more serious issue.

Flatbush Gum Disease Treatments

Flatbush Gum Disease Treatments

Gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis are the three stages of gum disease. Gingivitis is the earliest stage and is the swelling of your gums caused by plaque buildup at your gum line. Excess plaque produces poisons that aggravate your gum tissue and you may see some bleeding during brushing and flossing. It’s in this early stage of gum disease that damage can be reversed, since the bone and tissue that hold your teeth in place have not yet been affected. At the next stage, periodontitis, your supporting bone and fibers holding your teeth in place, are permanently damaged, and your gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line, trapping food and plaque. Proper dental treatment at our Flatbush dentist office, combined with better care at home, will usually help prevent any further damage. If this is not the case, however, advanced periodontitis, the final stage of gum disease, will occur. This is where the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed, your teeth may shift or loosen, and your bite can be affected. If aggressive treatment can’t save them, the teeth may need to be removed.

With proper flossing and brushing, the early stages of gum disease can often be reversed, but a professional cleaning at our Flatbush dentist office is the only way to remove built up plaque that has hardened into tartar. Your teeth will be cleaned, or “scaled” (deep cleaning), to remove the tartar above and below your gum line. If your condition is more serious, a root planing can be done which helps smooth irregularities on the roots of your teeth, making it harder for plaque to deposit there.

Periodontal Cleanings Flatbush
1491 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210
718-690-9625

Ditmas Park General Dentist

Ditmas Park General Dentist

At Brooklyn Dental Group, our Ditmas Park general dentist often sees issues related to periodontal disease in his patients. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, occurs as a result of a buildup of harmful bacteria in the mouth that eventually fills the pockets of the gums, infects them, and can eventually impact the underlying bone as well. These bacteria, plaque and the hardened form known as tartar, are constantly growing and spreading in your mouth, so it is necessary to implement thorough cleaning techniques in order to eliminate them. Brushing your teeth twice a day, using a soft bristled toothbrush and brushing in a gentle, circular motion, along with flossing and maintaining a balanced diet free of sugary, sticky foods, are the best ways to bust tartar and plaque at home. But this usually is not enough to keep your mouth fully protected It is necessary to visit our Ditmas Park general dentist for regular professional cleanings as well.

Gum Disease Ditmas Park

Gum Disease Ditmas Park

There are several symptoms that can indicate that you may be developing gum disease and that treatment is needed. If your gums are red, swollen, tender, or bleed when brushing or flossing, these are signs that your gums are irritated and that the gum pockets may be infected. Some of the most helpful treatments that our Ditmas Park general dentist offers for these early stages of gum disease are root scaling and planing. These deep cleaning techniques aim to remove the buildup of bacteria that is causing the trouble in your mouth, and is usually effective if the disease is not significantly advanced.

To learn more about periodontal disease treatment and the other various dental services offered by our Ditmas Park general dentist, we encourage you to visit the Brooklyn Dental Group website and to reach out to us if you have any specific questions or concerns. You can get in touch with us either by telephone during our regular office hours, or you may also choose to send us a message using the Contact Us form located on our website. Our Ditmas Park general dentist and the rest of the staff here look forward to your next visit at Brooklyn Dental Group.

Ditmas Park Periodontal Treatment
1491 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210
718-690-9625