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3V Dental is Proud to Offer Non-Surgical Gum Treatments at Our Port Washington Dental Office

Non-Surgical Gum Treatments and Options

The gums, ligaments, and bone around the teeth form the foundation for ones teeth. All structures are also referred to as the periodontium. When the periodontium is not healthy, it jeopardizes the teeth just as a bad foundation would threaten the stability of a house. Signs of unhealthy periodontium (gum disease) may be as follows: gums that are red and bleed easily, persistent bad breath, gums that are pulled away from the tooth, loose teeth, and changes in the position or bite of the teeth. Any of these signs may mean something is wrong. With the proper care, however, it may be possible to return them to a healthy state. This is where appropriate gum treatments come in. If you’re having a problem, come in and see us so we can take care of it right away. The treatment usually involves a deep cleaning or root planing done under a local anesthetic, along with local antibiotic agents. If the gum disease gets too severe it may need to be treated through surgery or extraction. This is why it is important to get it treated at the first sign of a problem. Our dentists at our Port Washington dental office can help!

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Prevent Periodontal Disease or Gum Disease at 3V Dental in Port Washington

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is among the most common causes of tooth loss. Gum disease results when bacteria infect the gum area and produce gaps between the teeth. Unfortunately, periodontal disease may have already reached an advanced stage by the time you begin to notice symptoms. Fortunately, however, you can prevent gum disease; and even if it’s in the beginning stages and you catch the condition early, your dentist can treat it before you suffer tooth or bone loss.

Many people who experience tooth or gum discomfort avoid going to the dentist out of fear they’ll need surgery. Fortunately, there are non-surgical treatments available for our Port Washington and Long Island patients in the early stages of gum or tooth disease.

Both healthy and unhealthy bacteria live in your mouth. The unhealthy bacteria found in plaque, the thin film that sticks to your teeth, combine with food you eat and harden to form tartar.

Plaque is the main cause of diseased gums, but such other factors as tobacco or grinding your teeth can increase the risk. In addition, diabetes and other medical conditions can lower resistance to infection. Such medications as steroids, high blood pressure drugs and chemotherapy can also affect the teeth and gums.

Gums that are sore, red or swollen or that bleed during brushing or flossing can be an early indication of disease. Only after the disease is in the advanced stages will you likely experience pain.

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Periodontal Disease or Gum Disease Treatment in Port Washington

If the disease is in its early stages, there are non-surgical dental gum treatments that can save your teeth and gums from more serious problems. A thorough professional dental cleaning at 3V Dental in Port Washington involves both scaling and root planing. These procedures are traditional methods of dental gum therapy. During these procedures, the dentist concentrates on one area, usually one-quarter of the mouth at a time, and numbs that area. Scaling involves removing plaque and tartar from the tooth’s surface. Root planing involves removing plaque and tartar and also smoothing the surface of the root. After scaling and root planning, the dentist will place Arestin, an antibiotic powder, inside the infected pockets. Arestin continues to fight the infection for up to three weeks following scaling and root planing.

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Periodontal Laser Gum Treatment

An alternative form of dental gum therapy is the use of a periodontal laser – both offered at our Port Washington dental office. When your dentist uses a periodontal laser in conjunction with scaling and root planing, the patient can access the most advanced method of dental gum therapy available.

Thinking about gum treatments? Schedule your consultation at our Port Washington, NY dental office today!
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Your dentist at 3V Dental will make recommendations regarding the timing of dental
cleanings. At a minimum, you optimize your oral health by having dental cleanings at least twice a year. As was noted a moment ago, if you have special needs, you may want to schedule more frequent cleanings during the course of a year.

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Dental cleanings are a vital part of your overall oral health regimen. There are a variety of key benefits that you obtain through regular, professional dental cleanings. At 3V Dental in Port Washington, we’re proud to offer cost effective dental cleanings for you and your family!

3V Dental Offers Complete Dental Care and Cleanings

The complete dental cleaning and checkup process includes a number different things, depending in part on how long it has been since you last had an appointment with your dentist. In addition to the actual cleaning process, your dentist will also conduct a physical examination of your teeth and gums.

X-rays may be recommended if a year or more has lapsed between your visit to the dentist. Your dentist will examine your mouth for any sign of oral cancer. Finally, your dentist will examine your bite to ensure that there are no issues.

Once these steps are completed, your dentist or a dental hygienist will do the actual teeth cleaning. Dental cleaning is designed to plaque and tartar from your teeth. The reality is that even if you follow your dentist’s recommendations regarding brushing your teeth and flossing, plaque and tartar can build up in places that you just cannot effectively reach through brushing and flossing.

Reversing Gingivitis with Dental Cleanings
One of the key benefits of dental cleanings if that they can reverse gingivitis in many cases. Gingivitis is the first stage of serious gum disease that can result in permanent damage.

In some cases, you may need more than one dental cleaning to get gingivitis under control and to move towards eliminating it. Into the future, to prevent a recurrence of gingivitis, you may need to up the frequency of your visit to the dentist.

Proper intervention through dental cleanings prevents gingivitis from developing into more advanced periodontitis. Periodontitis is very serious and can result in permanent, irreversible gum damage.

Dental Cleanings Prevent Larger More Serious Issues
Dental cleanings provide the most important time at which a dentist is able to identify other problems that may afflict a patient. For example, it is during the comprehensive dental cleaning process that a dentist can identify cavities.

It is crucial that a cavity be dealt with in a timely manner. The failure to do so can result in it growing and causing bacterial infection to develop in the pulp of a tooth. Such a development can cause significant damage to a person’s tooth structure and be extremely painful.

Ready to schedule your dental cleaning and be on your way to healthy teeth and gums? Contact our office today to speak to one of our amazing associates!

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