Untreated periodontal (gum) disease can progress from gingivitis to periodontitis, a chronic oral health issue.
Our dentists can help you overcome the early stages of periodontal disease or control more advanced cases.
When people in Lakeville, NY, have bleeding gums, inflamed gum tissue, and other symptoms of gum disease, they come to Lakeview Dental.
What Is Gum Disease?
During the first stage, called gingivitis, bacteria will gather along your gum line. These buildups cause mild inflammation and redness. In some cases, you could experience minor bleeding, especially when brushing and flossing your teeth. As the bacteria flourishes, it moves deeper into your gums, and periodontitis can develop.
At this stage, bacterial pockets can form around your tooth roots, causing your gumline to recede and your connective tissues to become loose. Along with gum recession, you could experience significant discomfort, bleeding, chronic bad breath, and tooth loss. In advanced cases, your jawbone could also start to recede.
What Sets Our Dental Care Apart
Our dentists look forward to helping you. Under our care, you can avoid loose teeth, bad breath, an inflamed gum line, and other complications related to gum disease.
Talk to Us Today to Prevent and Treat Gum Disease
Gum disease is a serious condition that can affect your appearance, dental health, and overall health. Through various periodontal treatments, Dr. Brian Hirschfield can help prevent and treat gum disease at his Lakeville, NY, practice. Lakeview Dental can provide the regular exams and professional cleanings needed to prevent gum disease, as well as the treatments needed to resolve active cases of gum disease.
Treatment options include scaling and root planing, topical antibiotics, and gum surgery. In caring for your gums, we can help to prevent tooth loss, bone atrophy, and major systemic health issues. Call or contact us online today if you are experiencing bleeding gums, swollen gum tissue, or other symptoms of periodontal disease.
Periodontal treatment is extremely important to your smile, oral function, and overall well-being. Our Lakeville team can both prevent and treat gum disease, depending on your needs.
Prevention Is Key
Prevention is the best way to address gum disease. Dr. Hirschfield stresses the importance of routine dental appointments. When you visit our office twice a year, our team can evaluate important risk factors and eliminate the bacteria responsible for periodontitis. We can also detect the earliest symptoms of gingivitis and treat the condition before you experience major complications.
Of course, along with professional care, it is also important to maintain your oral health at home. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is vital to avoiding risk factors, as is a healthy diet. At your bi-annual visits, we will discuss your hygiene habits and provide tips to improve your dental wellness.
Treating & Beating Gum Disease
Although we work to prevent gum disease, we can also treat the condition when it does develop. After a thorough evaluation of your gums and a discussion of your symptoms, we can determine the most appropriate treatment for you. To treat moderate gum disease, we will most often recommend scaling and root planing, a process of removing plaque and tartar from below the gumline and treating the tooth surfaces to prevent future buildup.
If you have more serious periodontitis, you may require gum grafting to replace diseased gum tissue. Our team can provide a referral to a trusted surgeon if we are unable to meet your needs in-house.
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