In Brooklyn, there’s no reason to suffer from the often devastating consequences of untreated gum disease. Your periodontist is trained to not only help you prevent gum disease but to also treat it in its earliest stages. Periodontal disease can be treated successfully when you visit your family dental specialists in Brooklyn, NY Alex and Igor Khabensky DDS.
Your family dentist is also a periodontist
— a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. Oral inflammation is another area that a periodontist treats, as well as pulling teeth and preparing your bones and gums for surgical procedures.
A periodontist trained in cosmetic dentistry keeps up with the latest dental technologies, such as laser gum treatment, a cutting-edge procedure that allows your general dentist to remove infected gum tissue painlessly. Plus, you’ll appreciate a periodontist who also received extensive training in implants.
Gum Disease Basics
Periodontal disease refers to bacterial infections in the supporting tissues around your teeth. While the most common form of periodontal disease occurs in your gums, it also can be present in:
- Your jaw bone
- The tissue covering your teeth roots
- Periodontal ligaments
The earliest stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It refers only to a mild condition when bacteria inflame your gums. More advanced conditions treated by your periodontist affect the tissues and structures supporting your teeth. While symptoms range from bleeding gums to tooth sensitivity and loose teeth, bacterial infections can cause problems with your overall health, with conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- Premature birth deliveries
- Respiratory conditions, even pneumonia
Causes of Periodontal Disease
The build-up of plaque is the main symptom of the bacteria causing gum disease. It’s a sticky substance that your body fights by releasing antibodies that lead to inflammation and damage to your gums. The continual fight between your immune system and plaque is what requires the need for a periodontist to rid your mouth of the damage before it progresses and causes even more harm.
Most of the plaque is removed by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every day. Professional cleaning is necessary every six months to remove the plaque that you can’t get rid of yourself and to clean those places that your brush and flossing can’t reach effectively. Bacteria continue to multiply when not removed properly. Over time, it calcifies the plaque to form tartar, which is even tougher to remove.
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