Gum Disease Treatment - Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates

Comprehensive Gum Disease Treatment

Strong Gum Health Is Critical

The good news about gum disease is that it’s largely preventable with good dental hygiene habits—brushing, flossing, professional teeth cleanings, and checkups. The bad news is that it can permanently harm your dental health. The worst news is that it can compromise your overall systemic health as well. Initially uncomfortable and unsightly, gum disease can progress into a more advanced, incurable disease with worse symptoms and can also lead to heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. This is because the very same bacteria that cause gum disease can travel to your major organs via your circulatory system. With a periodontist—an extensively trained gum specialist—and a team of other dental specialists and general dentists on staff, we offer gum disease treatment with exceptional results. Should you experience symptoms, immediately seek treatment from the experts at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates.   

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  • Stages of gum disease

Gum Disease Symptoms

  • Tender, swollen or bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Gum recession
  • Toothaches
  • Loose, mobile teeth

Dr. Sam Morhaim discusses How your dental health affects your whole body health

Key Gum Disease Treatments

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning that helps us eliminate bacteria and plaque from your teeth. During scaling we clear bacteria and infection from between your gums and teeth. With root planing, we remove plaque and tartar from your tooth roots and smooth them down. This prevents bacteria from hiding in any small crevices in your tooth roots and decreases your chances of re-infection. Scaling and root planing will make your gums look and feel healthy again!
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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning that helps us eliminate bacteria and plaque from your teeth. During scaling we clear bacteria and infection from between your gums and teeth. With root planing, we remove plaque and tartar from your tooth roots and smooth them down. This prevents bacteria from hiding in any small crevices in your tooth roots and decreases your chances of re-infection. Scaling and root planing will make your gums look and feel healthy again!

Periodontal Maintenance

After you’ve completed your initial gum disease treatment, we generally recommend that you maintain healthy gums through recurring periodontal maintenance visits at our office. These give us the opportunity to keep gum disease-causing bacteria at bay and perform additional scaling and root planing if necessary. When done in combination with good dental hygiene habits, periodontal maintenance can help prevent your gum disease from flaring up again in the future.
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Periodontal Maintenance

After you’ve completed your initial gum disease treatment, we generally recommend that you maintain healthy gums through recurring periodontal maintenance visits at our office. These give us the opportunity to keep gum disease-causing bacteria at bay and perform additional scaling and root planing if necessary. When done in combination with good dental hygiene habits, periodontal maintenance can help prevent your gum disease from flaring up again in the future.

Osseous/Flap Surgery

When gum disease reaches an advanced stage, osseous surgery may be required. During this procedure, we pull the gums back to access large, hard-to-reach periodontal pockets. We then remove tartar buildup and diseased tissue that hasn’t responded to treatment. In many cases, parts of your jawbone will also be reshaped or restored through bone grafting to facilitate recovery and reattachment to the gums.

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Osseous/Flap Surgery

When gum disease reaches an advanced stage, osseous surgery may be required. During this procedure, we pull the gums back to access large, hard-to-reach periodontal pockets. We then remove tartar buildup and diseased tissue that hasn’t responded to treatment. In many cases, parts of your jawbone will also be reshaped or restored through bone grafting to facilitate recovery and reattachment to the gums.

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LANAP

LANAP, or laser assisted new attachment procedure, makes gum disease treatment a minimally invasive endeavor with no scalpels or sutures necessary. In some cases, this can be done as an alternative to osseous/flap surgery. Using the PerioLase® MVP-7™, the only LANAP-compatible laser system, our team can precisely eradicate bacteria while leaving adjacent healthy tissues intact and stimulating bone regrowth. Only specially trained doctors such as ours can use this system, which enables treatment with less bleeding, less pain (allowing for less anesthesia), and a quicker recovery.

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LANAP

LANAP, or laser assisted new attachment procedure, makes gum disease treatment a minimally invasive endeavor with no scalpels or sutures necessary. In some cases, this can be done as an alternative to osseous/flap surgery. Using the PerioLase® MVP-7™, the only LANAP-compatible laser system, our team can precisely eradicate bacteria while leaving adjacent healthy tissues intact and stimulating bone regrowth. Only specially trained doctors such as ours can use this system, which enables treatment with less bleeding, less pain (allowing for less anesthesia), and a quicker recovery.

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Protect your total health with gum disease treatment.

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