Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. Gum disease is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria in plaque. Over time, the gum tissue may begin to weaken causing the teeth to shift and eventually fall out.
Gum disease is a serious oral health concern that compromises the health and function of your gums, teeth, and jaw bone. Treating gum disease during the early stages may reduce your risk of severe damage to your teeth and gums.
New York, NY dentist, Dr. Brad Gorsky performs periodontal screening at all routine preventive care visits. We recommend patients visit our New York dental office at least twice a year for routine dental exams and teeth cleanings. Our goal is to identify and treat all complex dental problems with personalized, effective solutions.
Treat Gum Disease in New York, NY
If you notice one or more of these signs, you may want to consider visiting our New York, NY dental office for a routine screening:
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Shifting of teeth or loose teeth
- Receding Gums
- Bad breath
- Changes in the fit of dentures
If left untreated, gum disease can have adverse effects on your oral health as well as your overall health. Recent studies have suggested gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular and systemic health concerns.
Dr. Gorsky will perform a full comprehensive exam to asses any damage to the teeth and gums. We offer several solutions to improve your oral health and to correct damage to the teeth and gums.
Your treatment plan is dependent on the stage of gum disease and the severity of damage to the teeth and gums. The goal of periodontal therapy is to restore health to the gums, correct damage, and equip our patients with the tools they need to maintain a healthy smile.
- Scaling and root planing: Removes tartar and plaque buildup from the gum line, tooth roots, and deep pockets that surround the gums.
- Antibacterial rinses: Can be used to treat early-stage gum disease (gingivitis). Antibacterial rinses can reduce the level of bacteria in the mouth.
- Gum Surgery: In advanced cases of gum disease (periodontitis), Dr. Gorsky may work in coordination with a local periodontist for treatment.
Schedule An Appointment
If you suspect you may have gum disease or you haven’t visited the dentist in awhile, visit our New York, NY dental office. Dr. Gorsky is a trusted, experienced dentist who is dedicated to helping each patient achieve a healthy, functional smile. To schedule an appointment, call 212.235.1769 or schedule an appointment online.