Gum health is important to remember, especially since it plays an integral role in your overall oral health and hygiene. Many people tend to focus on their teeth and are wary of cavities, but gum disease can be just as dangerous and just as damaging. If you need gum care, whether it be comprehensive treatment or preventative care, our expert staff here at our Sheepshead Bay periodontal office can help. Our periodontist here at Advanced Periodontal Services, PC can take a look at your oral health, identify gum disease and treat it as well.
Gum disease, like other conditions, has several stages of severity. The earliest stage of gum disease is more commonly referred to as gingivitis. Gingivitis is fairly mild but it is still vital that you have it treated as soon as possible. Some of the symptoms associated with gingivitis include red, swollen, tender, and often bleeding gums. You should make sure that you see a dentist or a periodontist as soon as possible if you notice any of these signs, especially since gum disease can grow worse rather quickly and easily. As gum disease festers and becomes more severe, you may suffer from tissue loss, tooth loss, and bone loss. In fact, developing gingivitis is a sign that your gums have already begun to recede. Here at Advanced Periodontal Services, PC we can help provide you with preventative care as well as with several treatments to help combat the disease and improve your health. Gingivitis can sometimes be treated with a professional teeth cleaning, but more severe forms of disease can be treated with periodontal scaling and root planing, gum reattachment surgery, or even the administration of antibiotics here at our Sheepshead Bay periodontal office.
Depending on the severity of your condition, you may need different or multiple treatments, but we here at Advanced Periodontal Services, PC can help determine what it is necessary in order for your health to improve. If you believe you have gum disease, or if you are interested in preventative care, visit our Sheepshead Bay periodontal office.