Gum Disease Treatment Specialist

Wappingers Falls Dental Arts -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Wappingers Falls Dental Arts

Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Wappingers Falls, NY

Unhealthy gums are easy to look past until it’s too late. To avoid losing your teeth, you need gum disease treatments from the experts at Wappinger Falls Dental Arts in Wappinger Falls, New York. We offer non-surgical scaling and root planing, as well as surgical treatment options to help you keep your smile happy and healthy. To learn more about gum disease treatment, call the clinic, or book your appointment online today.

Gum Disease Treatment Q & A

What is gum disease treatment?

Gum disease treatment is the field of dentistry centered around treating and preventing gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the tissues in your mouth and has two main types:

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the milder form of gum disease that’s much easier to treat. If you have gingivitis, your gums are red and inflamed and may bleed easily when you floss. If you don’t get treatment quickly, which usually can be done with some thorough cleaning and TLC, gingivitis can evolve into periodontitis. 

Periodontitis

Periodontitis is an aggressive form of gum disease that can cost you your teeth if you don’t get treatment. If you have it, your teeth and gums begin to separate, exposing the roots of your teeth. Your tissues slowly waste away and your teeth become weak and loose.

What procedures are included in gum disease treatment?

Gum disease procedures can save your teeth and give you a healthy and strong mouth. To keep your gums and teeth healthy, your periodontist may recommend:

Scaling and root planing

During a scaling and root planing procedure, our periodontist or trained dental hygienist thoroughly cleans the infected surfaces of the roots of your teeth. Then, they smooth them for easy reattachment of your gums. 

Pocket reduction

If you have periodontitis, pockets begin to form around your teeth and trap bacteria. If your pockets are too deep for you to clean at home, our periodontist may debride them to remove all bacteria before performing surgery to reduce their size. 

Gum grafting

If your gums are diseased to the point of shrinking in size or receding, our periodontist may recommend gum grafting surgery. During the surgery, our periodontist removes some tissue from the palate of your mouth and forms it to fit around your exposed roots, much like your natural gums. In some cases, donor tissue is needed.

There are several other treatments that your Wappinger Falls Dental Arts provider may recommend if you need them. 

Who benefits from gum disease treatment?

Anyone benefits from periodontic prevention practices like learning proper brushing techniques, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly. Visit a periodontist at Wappinger Falls Dental Arts for treatments right away if your gums are unhealthy and beginning to recede. 

For expert gum disease treatments and prevention tactics, call Wappinger Falls Dental Arts or book your appointment online today.