PeriodontalPeriodontitis or gums disease, is a common infection that damage the soft tissue of the bone supporting the tooth. Without treatment, the alveolar bone around the teeth is slowly and progressively lost. The main aim of treatment is to clean out the bacteria from the pockets around the teeth. We do that through utilization of hand and ultrasonic instruments, antibiotics and laser. Request an Appointment
Gum Care Basics
If you are experience some or all of the following signs, you might have a form of periodontal disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
- Gum pain
- Gums that look swollen or unusually red
- Discharge from gums
- Loosening of teeth or any unusual change in their appearance
- Receding gums (appearing to separate from teeth)
The least invasive form of a periodontal disease; features minimal symptoms, such as reddening, swelling and easy bleeding along the gum line.
Dealing with Periodontal Disease?
If you or someone you know is in need of periodontal dental service, call our office immediately!
Did you know…
According to the American Academic of Periodontology systemic conditions such smoking or diabetic can contribute to the periodontal disease and vice versa periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease, respiratory disease, cancer, low birth weight, osteoporosis, and multiple other systemic condition. During your initial or periodic visits, Dr Ostrovsky and her hygiene team will evaluate the health of your gums and discuss appropriate treatment for you.
The most serious form of a periodontal disease; causes loss of supportive structure and eventually loss of teeth. Both Gingivitis and periodontitis are bacterial diseases that are treated using specialized instruments by removal of hardened plaque and tartar from the areas below the gum line. Along with utilization of antibiotics, antimicrobial rinse or laser, we are able to stop the progression of the disease. If more extensive treatment is appropriate, Dr Ostrovsky will discuss surgical options.
We know that your time is valuable. That’s why we offer a simplified office experience with online patient forms that you can complete prior to your appointment. You’ll spend less time in the waiting area, streamlining your initial visit. These forms help us better understand your background, allowing us to provide you with the most effective care possible. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us is you have any questions about patient forms or your appointment.