Gum Disease Treatment New York

No More Infection Means a Healthier Smile

Person pointing to red spot in the gums before gum disease treatment

Recently, there has been no shortage of studies proving a direct link between the bacteria in gum disease and a wide variety of overall health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, and chronic inflammation. It is now believed that maintaining good gum health doesn’t just save your teeth, but actually extends your lifespan. At Gramercy Dental Studio, our team of experts can ensure the health and future of your gums, teeth, and body using gum disease treatment in New York. Call our office to find out how we target bad bacteria to keep it from spreading.

Why Choose Gramercy Dental Studio for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Dental Laser Used to Target Bacteria
  • Sedation Dentistry Available for Anxious Patients
  • Convenient Saturday Appointments

What Is Gum Disease?

Close up of person smiling with red spot in the gums

Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is all about bacteria living under the gumline and around the roots of your teeth. The bacteria eat the food that you consume, send waste products around the gums, and destroy the gum attachment to the teeth, creating deep pockets. A normal space between the gum and the teeth is 3 mm. A pocket with gum disease can be 4, 5, 6, or even up to 10 mm deep. Eventually, the bacteria attack the bone, and the teeth start to become loose.

Gum Disease Symptoms

Woman in pain while holding a toothbrush with blood on it

Strangely enough, most of the symptoms of gum disease are not painful and you may not know you have it until you have lost a considerable amount of bone around your teeth. Some of the signs to look for are:

  • Bleeding gums when brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods
  • Pus oozing when you press on your gum
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Mouth sores
  • Gums that are pulling away from the teeth
  • Swollen or red gums
  • A change in your bite
  • A change in how your partial dentures fit
  • Loose teeth

Gum Disease Treatments

Dental patient receiving gum disease treatment

At Gramercy Dental Studio, Dr. Newman offers non-surgical methods of gum disease treatment that are precise, natural, and comfortable for the patient while still creating stellar results. These options include scaling and root planing, state-of-the-art soft tissue laser treatment, and antibiotic therapy.

Scaling & Root Planing

Illustrated dental scaler clearing plaque buildup from teeth

Scaling and root planing is a two-part process that involves removing accumulated plaque and tartar from the gumline before smoothing out the tooth roots to allow for proper reattachment of the gums and teeth. This process also serves to minimize the possibility of plaque and bacteria reforming on tooth roots in the future.

Laser Treatment

Illustrated dental laser treating gum disease

To carefully target bacteria in smaller crevices of the gum tissue, we use our diode laser. Designed for pocket debacterialization, the use of a laser helps to create a less invasive process that focuses solely on eliminating harmful particles that irritate and weaken the jawbone and gums. Because of its optimal precision, it leaves healthy tissue alone.

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Antibiotic Therapy

Dentist drawing syringe from vial of clear liquid

Often used in combination with scaling and root planing or laser treatment, Dr. Newman will apply Arestin, which is an antibiotic that is designed to release over time and eliminate bacteria. Oftentimes, harmful particles cannot be removed using other forms of treatment; however, the medicine that is applied to your gum pockets will dissipate and rid your mouth of any gum disease-causing bacteria.