Gum disease is a serious problem afflicting many Americans today. However, gum disease d can be treated and reversed if the condition is mild. Some forms of gum disease are hereditary and can reach severe stages that should be treated with deep cleanings and periodontal root scalings or other procedures. Periodontitis Upper West Side
can be treated to help ward off future tooth decay and gum disease.
A yearly cleaning can help remove the hard plaque and bacteria that cause gum disease and gingivitis. A dental cleaning can get deep into the pockets between the teeth and gums that regular brushing and flossing alone cannot. Food and bacteria that hide inside the pockets, causing plaque and tartar to form on the teeth, eventually cause tooth decay and cavities. Those with gingivitis or periodontitis Upper West Side
should have a periodontal scaling and root planing procedure. This is usually done for those who have teeth with pockets of 4mm or deeper. This procedure clears the pockets of the bacteria that lay inside and cause bone loss and tooth decay.
As a periodontist, Dr. Bloom specializes in prevention and treatment of periodontal disease and in placing dental implants. We treat patients who have severe gum disease, complex medical problems with their teeth, and employ a wide range of surgical procedures to help treat and stop the progression of gum disease. During your first visit, we will review your complete medical and dental histories as well as examine the gums, cheeks to see if there is any gum line recession, and to assess how the teeth fit together when biting. X-rays may also be taken to observe the health of the bone below the gum line, which is instrumental to telling us more about your periodontitis Upper West Side
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By Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC
September 19, 2018