Dental Treatment Upper East Side NY
When you need an expert periodontist to help you with a gum problem, you will want to visit our periodontal office of Mitchell Bloom. Our highly trained periodontist, Dr. Mitchell Bloom, will provide you with dental treatment Upper East Side NY
to get your gums healthy again.
Patients come to our periodontal practice when they need periodontal surgery or other gum care. One form of periodontal surgery that is commonly performed is pocket reduction surgery. When a patient has developed gum disease it is because bacteria has infected the periodontal lining of the gums. If these bacteria are not removed, they will spread and will begin to destroy the bone that supports the teeth. In fact, if gum disease can progress, teeth will begin to loosen and will even fall out. Each year many people lose their teeth to gum disease. As the bone is destroyed by the bacteria found on tartar and plaque, pockets form between the teeth and gums. Once these pockets form, they cannot be kept clean with tooth brushing or flossing. In mild gum disease, a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment will be used to clean out the deep pockets and helps the gums to heal. Pocket reduction surgery is a more advanced way to help eliminate pockets that have formed between the teeth and gums. This surgical treatment is generally very well tolerated by our patients, and most patients only need to have local anesthesia while the dental treatment Upper East Side NY
is being performed. Our doctor will make an incision so that the gum tissue can be gently pulled away from the teeth. All plaque and tartar will then be meticulously removed and the root surfaces will be smoothed. Local antibiotic treatment may also be provided at the surgical site. The gums will then be sutured back into place and the pocket will be eliminated. These stitches will remain in the mouth up to 10 days.
If you have gum problems, contact our office for an appointment to meet with our periodontist for dental treatment upper East Side NY
880 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10021
New Patients: (212) 651-1518
Existing Patients: (212) 327-2623
By Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC
March 13, 2017