Periodontal Disease Treatment – Midtown East, NY
We Can Provide You With Relief And Improve Your Gum Health
Why Choose Dr. Aaronson & Associates For Periodontal Disease Treatment?
- An Experienced and Skilled In-Office Periodontist
- Comfortable and Relaxing Environment
- Same-Day Emergencies Accepted
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection caused by the accumulation of harmful oral bacteria. When plaque, tartar, and food debris isn’t regularly cleared from your mouth, it creates the perfect environment for these bacteria to multiply. They release inflammation-causing toxins and acid that causes enamel erosion, which results in a variety of symptoms. Some signs of this condition include:
- Bleeding gums when you brush or floss.
- Chronic bad breath.
- Discolored (purple) gums.
- Receding gums.
- Red, tender, or swollen gums.
- Loose teeth.
- Tooth loss.
- Pain while chewing.
If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible. Without early intervention, the condition can result in increasingly worse effects.
The Importance of Early Intervention
There are multiple stages of periodontal disease that makes early intervention from a periodontist vital. The sooner the symptoms are spotted and treated, the more likely it is that they can be reversed. The disease can be divided into two main severities, resulting in a variety of symptoms:
- One of the first signs of early periodontal disease, also known as gingivitis, is inflamed and bleeding gums. When you brush and floss, you may notice these. As the condition progresses, it can cause your gums to pull away from your teeth, leaving the roots of them vulnerable. It also provides harmful oral bacteria a hard-to-reach hideout to accumulate in. When gingivitis is treated early the symptoms can be reversed, and your periodontist can provide you with relief.
- Periodontal Disease. In its advanced stage, periodontal disease can lead to more severe effects. As the bacteria are left to multiply, the oral tissues that are holding your teeth in place will begin to deteriorate. As this happens, you may notice that your teeth become loose or even fall out. At this point, your periodontist can keep the condition from progressing with the proper treatment and provide you with relief from the discomfort, but the disease may not be able to be reversed.
Possible Treatment Options
At Dr. Aaronson & Associates, our in-office periodontist, Dr. Maxim Podolsky offers multiple custom-tailored treatment plans to combat gum disease. When we spot the disease before it has had a chance to get worse, we may suggest a two-appointment treatment called scaling and root planing. This is essentially an oral deep-cleaning to remove all tartar and bacteria from your mouth and reattach your gums to your teeth if they have begun to recede. For more complex situations, we also offer antibiotic therapy as well as laser treatment.