Dentists are concerned about more than just teeth. Dentists are also concerned about your gums and the other soft tissue structure in your mouth. Soft tissue can be affected by conditions just as serious as severe tooth decay or tooth damage. Having healthy soft-tissues in the mouth is an important part of having a healthy and happy smile.
Here at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates, we offer soft-tissue treatment services in the Great Neck & Hicksville area. Our professional team of dental healthcare experts is trained in the latest cutting-edge dental techniques, including soft tissue therapy and treatment. So if you are in need of soft tissue treatment services near you, then give us a call and schedule an appointment today.
Your mouth is mostly made of soft tissues like your gums and the skin that lines the roof and sides of your mouths. These tissues play an extremely important role in protecting the teeth and fighting infections and cavities. Conditions like gingivitis, periodontitis, and receding gums affect the soft tissues, and so they affect your entire mouth’s health.
In some cases, these conditions can compound so that standard plaque-cleaning treatments will no longer be sufficient. In these cases, soft tissue treatment may be necessary to address the issue.
First, the dentist removes as much accumulated plaque as possible, allowing access to pockets in the teeth where plaque has gathered. Your dentist will then thoroughly clean the pockets and clean the area near the root of the tooth. The dentist may also smooth and polish near the root of the tooth, which prevents further plaque build-up in the future. Lastly, the dentist will clean and polish your teeth like normal.
Soft-tissue treatments are extensive and often require multiple visits. If you require soft tissue treatment, we recommend visiting our office every 3-4 months instead of 6 months like normal. Damaged tissues in the mouth can negatively affect the entire body. So it is in your best interest to take proactive steps to fight soft tissue disease.
For soft tissue treatment in Great Neck or Hicksville, NY, give Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates a call today. If you’re looking for a kid’s dentist, we also have a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist at Great Neck Dental Associates to care for your children’s dental needs.