The term periodontics is used as a reference to the treatment and maintenance to the structure that supports an individual’s teeth. Normally, this term is used to describe the gum and bone regions of the teeth
Gingivitis is considered to be an early indication of periodontitis, or gum disease issues. If you have experienced occasional swelling of the gum area, gums that bleed accompanying brushing or traditional flossing, irritable gums, bright red or bright colored gums, then you are showing the signs of gingivitis. Gingivitis can be rectified by engaging in obtaining regular professional cleanings, adhering to a strict oral hygiene regimen and utilizing antibacterial rinses.
Oral diseases and gum deterioration can be the result of many different factors. Poor oral hygiene schedules can contribute to bacterial growth inside of the mouth. If the bacteria are not removed, the sticky bacteria form harmful plaque on the teeth and gum line. Plaque can harden on the teeth leading to yellowing or staining of the interior and exterior of the tooth. When the particles are not removed from the teeth, the bacteria can penetrate the tooth root causing tooth decay or tooth loss. Oral diseases such as periodontal disease or mouth cancer can develop. Our periodontist performs periodontal treatments in our technologically equipped dental office.
Diagnosis of Gum Disease
During initial examination by our dentist, typical procedures to diagnose gum disease will be performed. There are warning signs that gum disease may be affecting your gum line. Continuous swelling of gum tissue or bleeding during teeth brushing is a common warning sign of early gum disease.
Gum disease can cause extensive damage to teeth and gums. Our Yonkers periodontist Dr Hedyati has comprehensive treatment options for repairing these damages at any stage of gum disease.
Frequent bad breath and loosening of the teeth from their gum line position are signs that infection has started. It is common for fluid to form between the teeth and gum and be expelled when left untreated. Our periodontist can diagnose gum disease and provide treatment options to repair or reconstruct diseased teeth and gum lines.
Treatments for Gum Disease
A thorough cleaning is required before beginning gum disease treatments. The removal of built up tartar, plaque, or bacteria is necessary before providing advanced treatments. Our periodontist will gently scrape or scale the surface of your teeth to remove harmful particles. Root planing may be required to remove bacterial growth from the tooth root.
Medical mouth rinses can be used to terminate bacterial growth in-between the teeth and gum line. Our periodontist will determine the severity of the gum disease and design a plan of treatment. Gum restoration may be necessary to improve gum strength and loss due to advanced gum disease. Tissue grafts and jaw reshaping can be used to strengthen affected areas to stabilize the gum structure to support the teeth.
Keep your regular visits to our periodontist and he will keep an eye on the condition of your teeth and gums and check for signs of gum disease to stop this disease before it develops.
The dangers of ignoring gingivitis
If gingivitis is left untreated then there is a chance that this problem can escalate to periodontitis. There are several other factors that contribute to the condition such as smoking, genetic issues, and diabetes that have not been checked. The disease includes all of the symptoms of gingivitis and it can also cause a metallic sensation in your mouth, spaces in between the gums and an individual’s teeth, a receding gum line, bad breath and even loose teeth that are lost from the bone area.
In order to treat periodontitis, we will remove all of the excess bacterial plaque through utilizing a scraping and sonic vibration procedure. Small pads that are treated with antibiotic solutions may be placed in an individual’s mouth in order to reduce excessive plaque and fight disease.
If you have periodontitis and would like to speak to Dr. Markovitch or the periodontist please call our office or make an appointment below.