Enjoy Periodontal Services with Our Team at Boutique Smiles of Manhattan
- Posted on: Jun 15 2019
Periodontal disease is a condition that can cause damage to the teeth, gums, and even the bone of the jaw. Fortunately, it is preventable with proper oral health habits. If the condition develops, however, patients will need to visit their New York, NY area dentist to seek treatment.
Treatment for periodontal disease
Periodontal disease, or “gum disease,” is an infection that can cause inflammation in the oral cavity. As soon as it diagnosed by a dental professional, it needs to be addressed immediately. There are several treatments that are often used in addressing periodontal disease, and they include the following services available at Boutique Smiles of Manhattan:
• Scaling and root planing – this is a treatment done right in the office the is essentially a deep cleaning for the smile. The dentist or dental hygienist will clean all the visible surfaces of the teeth and gums, as well as the roots of the natural teeth. This treatment is often recommended in the earlier stages of periodontal disease.
• Antibiotics – another option is the use of antibiotics. Because periodontal disease is an infection caused by bacteria, antibiotics can be an effective treatment for many of our patients. Antibiotics may be applied directly to the gums and teeth, or it may be prescribed as an oral antibiotic to take by mouth for a specific period of time to control the infection from the inside out. Antibiotics may be combined with other treatment options for optimum results.
• Perio Protect – not only can the dentist help with periodontal disease in the dentist’s chair, but also in the privacy of your own home! Special treatment gels are used with trays that are worn over the dental arches at home each and every day to offer fast and effective results.
Ready to discuss periodontal services with a dentist you can trust?
New York, NY area patients are encouraged to turn to Dr. Angela Abernathy and her team of professionals at Boutique Smiles of Manhattan to discuss the options available to them for treating this chronic and damaging condition. Patients can book an appointment by calling (212) 262-2952 and visiting at 141 East 55th Street, Suite 2B.
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