March begins like a lion and ends like a lamb. Although the beginning weather may be fierce, the resulting calm that it produces for spring is well worth the wait. You too can be fierce about gum health in order to produce a calm future through daily dental hygiene. Daily flossing is integral to ensure healthy gums. If you aren’t vigilant with your gum health, you may develop periodontal disease in NY. Not only does periodontal disease cause tender and bleeding gums, it will also put you at a 50% increased risk of heart disease! Fortunately, SmilesNY has a periodontist on staff, Dr. Kevin Loshak, who can provide you with the most advanced periodontal treatments, such as Scaling & Root Planning and Osseous Surgery.
Scaling & Root Planning: Beginning stages of periodontal disease, such as bleeding, receding gums, and deep pockets, are a serious concern for a majority of Americans. At SmilesNY, our periodontist provides scaling and root planning for patients experiencing these beginning symptoms. If caught early, scaling and root planning in New York can remove the bacteria from deep pockets between teeth, clean the roots of tartar and plaque, and avoid serious health concerns later in life.
Osseous Surgery: Advanced stages of gum disease are detrimental to the health of your entire mouth and body. This disease puts many patients at an increased risk of lost teeth, heart disease, and jaw bone defects. At SmilesNY, Dr. Loshak performs Osseous Surgery to reshape deformed or defected bone due to advanced gum disease. This procedure aims to allow patients to retain their natural teeth even after advanced stages of gingivitis.
Your periodontist can diagnose the beginning signs of gingivitis before pockets form; prevention is of course the preferred course of treatment. Visit SmilesNY for semi-annual cleanings to help prevent plaque and tartar from harming gum tissue! Click on the link below to learn more about gum disease and how to prevent its escalation to heart disease and jaw bone defects!
Be fierce about your gum and heart health this spring by contacting SmilesNY for a dental hygiene check-up today! Dr. Chase, Dr. Roth, Dr. Jackier, Dr. Loshak, and their staff look forward to discussing any questions you may have about dental hygiene, scaling & root planning, and osseous surgery. You can contact us at our New York office at 212.752.6537, or you may request an appointment online for a personal consultation at SmilesNY.