Looking after your dental health and hygiene is essential and it is something that you should do on a daily basis. When it comes to looking after your dental health, however, it is essential that you also remember to take care of your gums as well as your teeth. The health of your gums is directly related to the health of your teeth, and we here at the offices of our periodontist in Lenox Hill, Dr. Mitchell Bloom, can help provide patients with the comprehensive periodontal care that they need in order to keep their entire health in check and on track.
People often tend to focus on their teeth when it comes to their dental health, and it is not uncommon for people to be preoccupied with the fear of getting a cavity or two. But gum disease should not go overlooked, especially since it can be just as dangerous and damaging, if not more so. Early stages of gum disease are more commonly referred to as gingivitis. This form of gum disease is fairly mild but it is still imperative that you get care as soon as you can. Gingivitis is characterized by red, swollen, tender, and sometimes bleeding gums. The sooner you have gingivitis treated the better, otherwise it will evolve into a more severe form of periodontal disease. When this occurs then you may need periodontal cleanings in order to fully resolve the issue. Here with our periodontist in Lennox Hill, Dr. Mitchell Bloom, you can benefit from specialized periodontal treatments that will clean along your gum line and help to get rid of plaque from hard to reach areas, which may be especially helpful if you have developed pockets along the gum line as well. Gum disease can cause widespread gum recession, tooth loss and bone loss, so it is imperative that you find treatment as soon as you can. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may need several periodontal cleanings or other specialized treatments such as gum reattachment surgery or even bone grafting.
Gum disease is dangerous and it can potentially do a lot of damage to your dental health. If you need periodontal care or if you believe that you may have developed gingivitis, it is imperative that you schedule a periodontal cleaning as soon as you can. To book your next periodontal cleaning please call us here and set up a time to meet with our periodontist in Lennox Hill, Dr. Mitchell Bloom, today.
By Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC
July 27, 2016