Obtain periodontal care with the team at Boutique Smiles of Manhattan
- Posted on: Mar 15 2020
Periodontal disease, referred to by many patients as gum disease, is an infection that impacts the health of the smile. The infection is caused by bacteria that is left untreated in the mouth. It can create pockets between teeth and gum tissue and cause irreversible damage such as tooth, bone, and gum loss. With early diagnosis and treatment, most patients can bring their smile back to health. At Boutique Smiles of Manhattan, we are pleased to offer periodontal care for patients who require it.
How does periodontal disease form?
Periodontal disease is a condition that can be easily addressed with proper oral health habits. This includes brushing and flossing after every meal, and routine visits to the dentist for cleanings and evaluations. When periodontal disease forms, it starts as the early stage called gingivitis. This can be reversed with treatment at Boutique Smiles of Manhattan. Untreated gingivitis then evolves into periodontitis, a more serious case of periodontal disease that can result in further damage to the smile. This stage may require the use of antibiotics and a procedure called scaling and root planing to treat. This thorough treatment can help reduce the risk of damage to the smile, often minimizing these changes and maintaining as much of the smile’s natural teeth, gums, and bone as possible.
The best treatment for periodontal disease will be determined due to its stage and severity. Typically, cleaning and removal of plaque, tartar, and bacteria is of utmost importance. This requires the assistance of a professional dental team to ensure the results are as expected. Patients who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease may require more frequent visits to the dentist after to continually monitor the health of the smile. Most patients will visit their dentist every three months instead of every six months to ensure their condition is being treated properly.
Call Boutique Smiles of Manhattan today!
If you reside in the area of New York and want to work with a dedicated team of professionals who are pleased to provide a wide range of dental services, call the team of Boutique Smiles of Manhattan today. We are located at 141 East 55th Street, Suite 2B and we welcome new patients to request an appointment by calling (212) 262-2952.
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