Your smile is one of your most treasured features, not only does it help you eat, your smile also gives a first impression to new friends, employers, colleagues, potential partners, and basically everyone you meet. Periodontal disease is an ailment that causes plaque to build up, leading to inflamed, bleeding gums that soon will cause loss to your teeth and bone. Maintaining your smile to avoid periodontal disease is a daily task that cannot be put aside. By flossing, brushing daily and keeping up with your regular dental visits, you are not only tending to your smile, but also caring for your health, the plaque buildup in advanced Periodontal Disease can infiltrate the blood stream increasing a patient’s risk of heart disease. At SmilesNY, our periodontist, Dr. Kevin Loshak, offers advanced periodontal treatments such as scaling and root planing and osseous surgery to treat the effects of periodontal disease.
Scaling and Root Planing: In the early stages of periodontal disease, scaling and root planing can be used to fight bacterial infections in the mouth which causes gingivitis. Our periodontist will thoroughly clean the root surfaces and deep periodontal pockets, removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Scaling and root planing in NY helps to clean the tooth and surrounding gums, removing gingivitis-causing bacteria. This short procedure causes little to no discomfort and can make a great difference to the future of your smile. If your smile displays symptoms of periodontal disease, including the loss of jawbone, teeth, and ligaments in the mouth, osseous surgery may be a better treatment option!
Osseous Surgery: If your smile is experiencing advanced effects of periodontal disease, our NYC Periodontist can help restore your smile with Osseous surgery. By pulling back the gums, damaged bone structure will be revealed, allowing Dr. Loshak to thoroughly clean the area and reshape your jawbone. After treating the area, sutures will secure the incision to ensure recovery. Keeping your mouth clean after osseous surgery is important to promote healing and prevent infection.
Our Periodontist at SmilesNY recommends good dental hygiene to help prevent periodontal disease in NYC. 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 planing, 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.