Periodontist and Gum Disease Specialist in Oyster Bay, Long Island NY

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Periodontist and Gum Disease Specialist in Oyster Bay, Long Island NY

If you suspect you or a family member has oral health problems, schedule an appointment with a qualified dentist immediately to prevent long-term adverse health effects from specific oral health diseases like periodontal disease.

Find a team of dentists that provides comprehensive cleanings, restorations, gum disease treatment, cosmetic procedures, and more to every patient.

At Precision Family Dental & Specialty, you and your family get the periodontics and cosmetic care you need for a healthy and beautiful smile. Continue reading to learn more about gum disease and what services Precision Family Dental & Specialty offers.

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease or gum disease is a condition that requires professional dental treatment. Periodontal disease is a progressive condition, starting when your gum tissue experiences bacterial overgrowth. Most often, this bacteria growth leads to red, inflamed, and sore gums. However, if patients neglect this baseline bacterial infection, it can lead to deeper infection.

When gum disease spreads, it goes deeper into the gum line and can affect the tissue surrounding your teeth. Sometimes, this leads to receding gums, tooth loss, and bad breath and can negatively affect your tooth's appearance.

Signs of Poor Periodontal Health

If you're wondering if you or a loved one is suffering from periodontal disease, then there are some telltale signs that may indicate infection. Some of these signs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Red and tender gums
  • Bleeding gums after flossing
  • Sensitivity near the gum line and on teeth
  • Swollen gum line

Gum recession near the base of any tooth or molar

Any of these warning signs deserve the attention of a professional dentist who can treat your level of severity with ease.

Common Interventions for Gum Disease

The good news is that if you are a patient with gum disease, plenty of periodontics treatments are available. Typically, dentists always start with a deep cleaning of your teeth. During this cleaning, dental hygienists scrape away any harmful plaque and tartar that may harbor bacterial growth.

If the plaque and tartar is extremely hard to remove, dentists may recommend a treatment called scaling. Dentists perform scaling over the course of a month. This treatment combines technologically forward, high-frequency machines with standard dental instruments to eliminate any build-up on your teeth.

Cosmetic Options for Patients with Gum Disease

If you’re suffering from gum disease, it may have a negative impact on the look of your smile. If so, there are cosmetic interventions and procedures dentists at Precision Family Dental & Specialty take to restore your smile.

The first procedure is dental implants which can replace teeth you may have lost due to gum disease. Before dental implants, the dentist ensures your gums are in healthy condition. Then, dentists implant the base into the jaw bone, where the dental crown attaches for a seamless smile.

The second is crown lengthening. Sometimes, sufferers of gum disease experience problems with their gum line. When this happens, let the dental team perform crown lengthening to expose more of the tooth’s area. Think of this procedure as reshaping the gum line, so your teeth and gums look, and stay, as healthy as possible.

Choose Precision Family Dental & Specialty

Prioritize your oral health with a team of dedicated dentists with over 30 years of experience. At Precision Family Dental & Specialty, we pride ourselves on staying on top of best practices and listening to our patients to provide the best periodontics treatment plans.

Give a member of Precision Family Dental & Specialty a call to schedule periodontics and general dental care today!