We Offer Periodontal Care in Tuckahoe, NY
Call (914) 533-4200 and let Metro Dental treat gingivitis and periodontitis for you in Tuckahoe.
Are you interested in periodontal care in Tuckahoe, NY? Our dental office provides comprehensive periodontal care options. Periodontal treatments focus on keeping your gums healthy and often help reduce the odds of developing periodontal or gum disease.
Periodontal treatments also help if you are already dealing with gum disease, like gingivitis. Allow our team at Metro Dental to address your oral health needs today.
About Periodontal Disease
Feel unsure about the exact definition of periodontal disease? We’re happy to help you understand this medical condition. Dentists use the term “periodontal disease” to refer to bacterial infections in the mouth. Periodontal disease may affect your:
- Soft tissue
Around half of the people in America experience periodontal disease. This infection leads to discomfort and pain in your mouth. It may also increase your odds of experiencing:
- A stroke
- Heart disease
- Complications associated with diabetes
We are here to provide you with periodontal care in Tuckahoe, NY, to support your overall health.
Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis
Many dental patients are familiar with the term gingivitis but not periodontitis. These terms refer to periodontal disease, but gingivitis deals specifically with the early stages of periodontal disease.
Periodontitis occurs when periodontal disease progresses past gingivitis. We use the term periodontitis to refer to inflamed tissue surrounding teeth. Periodontitis occurs as a patient’s gums draw back from their teeth, leading to further damage.
Our team can help with both gingivitis and periodontitis here in Tuckahoe. We provide preventative care that allows you to reduce the odds of developing any form of periodontal disease. We are also prepared to treat more advanced cases of gingivitis and periodontitis.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Recognizing the symptoms of periodontal disease allows you to seek treatment quickly. Common symptoms of gingivitis and periodontitis include:
- Swollen or red gums
- Gums that feel tender
- Bleeding while brushing or flossing
- Pain while chewing
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Loosening teeth
- Bad breath (halitosis)
Note that you do not have to display all of these symptoms to face periodontal disease. Some patients experience only a few symptoms. Reach out to us today if you believe you think you are experiencing periodontal disease to set up a treatment plan.
Non-Surgical Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Dentists vary the treatment for periodontal disease based on the severity of the infection. Your dentist may handle minor cases of gingivitis with non-surgical treatment. For example, many dentists use “scaling and root planing” to treat gingivitis.
Scaling and root planing involve the use of ultrasonic technology. Dentists clean the tooth, under your gum line, and near your tooth’s root. After cleaning the area, the dentist “planes” the surface of the root and tooth to smooth it.
Additionally, your dentist may prescribe you antibiotics to battle the infection associated with gingivitis. Learn more about your options for periodontal care in Tuckahoe, NY, by contacting Metro Dental.
Surgical Treatment of Periodontitis
Sometimes, advanced periodontal disease requires surgical solutions. Surgical procedures often reduce the size of pockets caused by periodontitis, allowing your gum tissue to recover. We can perform all options for gum surgery, including:
- Crown lengthening
- Soft tissue grafts
- Pocket reduction
We can review all of your surgical options if you are dealing with periodontitis. We’ll help you determine which treatment meets your needs and help you schedule an appointment.
Get Help With All Your Dental Needs
Dental practices offer you and your family the assistance you want to protect your oral health. Our team at Metro Dental treats periodontal disease, but that’s not where our services stop.
We take care of standard cleaning and preventative visits for all members of your family. Plus, you can contact us if you want help with pediatric dentistry. We’ll set up an appointment for your children, including children as young as one year old.
We also provide cosmetic dentistry services in Tuckahoe. Have you always wanted to adjust your smile? Feel free to review your options for crowns, dentures, or braces by reaching out to us today.
Get Periodontal Care in Tuckahoe, NY
Metro Dental offers preventative periodontal care in Tuckahoe, NY. We also treat more advanced cases of gingivitis and periodontitis. Get help handling tender, sore gums and wiping out an oral infection before it spreads by contacting us. We’re easy to reach—just complete our online contact form or call us today at (914) 533-4200.