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Periodontics Specialist

Greene Street Dental

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in SoHo, New York, NY

Periodontal disease, the technical name for gum disease, is the most common reason for tooth loss in adults over the age of 25. Because poor oral hygiene is the primary contributing factor for gum disease, Greene Street Dental in SoHo, Manhattan, provides comprehensive periodontal preventive care and management to improve your oral health. Book your periodontics appointment online or call the New York City office to schedule by phone today.

Periodontics Q & A

Why is periodontics important?

Poor oral hygiene leads to serious complications that can result in permanent tooth damage. If plaque and tartar start building up along your gumline, you may struggle with:

  • Bone loss 
  • Receding gums
  • Painful abscesses
  • Connective tissue loss
  • Loose teeth that may fall out
  • Infections that spread to other areas of your body

The purpose of periodontics is to prevent these serious issues and to intervene early on if you do have any warning signs of gum disease. 

When should I see a dentist for a periodontal treatment?

Greene Street Dental is home to a team of dental experts who specialize in early detection and innovative treatment of gum disease. 

It’s important to come in for a comprehensive periodontal evaluation if you experience any of the following issues:

  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Severe tooth or gum pain
  • Pus along your gumline

You need to come to Greene Street Dental right away if you notice that your gums are pulling away from your teeth or if your teeth seem to be loose or shifting. 

With onsite digital imaging available, your dentist can evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone on the spot so they can determine which periodontal treatment is best for you. 

Which type of periodontal treatment do I need?

It depends on the severity of your gum disease. Early gum disease and gingivitis may require you to undergo a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing. 

In more advanced stages of gum disease, like periodontitis, you may need alternative periodontal treatments, including:

  • Gum graft surgery
  • Laser treatments
  • Dental crown lengthening
  • Pocket reduction surgery

Once your dedicated dentist at Greene Street Dental has your gum disease under control, they counsel you about preventive measures. They spend time teaching you how to brush and floss to lower your risk of gum disease. 

Using thin toothpicks is also acceptable for cleaning between your teeth if you can’t floss, which is common with arthritis sufferers. 

Although periodontal disease is easily preventable, it’s often difficult to maintain once deterioration begins, which is why preventive care is so important. 

Click the online booking tool to schedule your periodontics appointment at Greene Street Dental today. You can also call to speak with a team member directly.