Periodontal Care Available at Your Valley Stream Dental Office
If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity or persistent bleeding in your gums, you may be exhibiting signs of periodontitis disease. Consult with our Valley Stream dental office immediately to determine a treatment plan for periodontal disease with Dr. Eric Grossmann.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an inflammation and irritation of the gums. This could include both gingivitis and periodontitis. This inflammation is the body’s response to bacterial infection in your gums. If found early, periodontal disease can be easily treated through improved oral health care.
Gingivitis is a common form of gum disease that may cause bleeding and swelling of the gums. This condition is easily treatable, though it can leave to more serious conditions if you don’t take care of it promptly. Be sure to see Dr. Grossmann every six months to prevent the development of gum disease and maintain a happy and healthy smile.
Symptoms of Gingivitis:
● Swollen gums
● Bleeding during brushing or flossing
● Dark red gums
● Persistent bad breath
● Receding or tender gums
Periodontitis is an advanced irritation of the gums that could cause serious damage to your dental health if left unchecked. If periodontitis remains untreated, you can cause serious damage to your periodontal ligament and potientially experience tooth loss.
Periodontitis is caused by plaque and tartar built up on the surface of your teeth. Over time, this condition can also affect other aspects of your health. Your dental health is directly connected to your heart health, lungs, and other parts of your body.
If you are experiencing issues with your gums, schedule a check-up with Dr. Grossmann at our Valley Stream dental office. Visiting our practice every six months can prevent the chances of developing gum disease by allowing your doctor to detect it early on.
Healthy dental care habits can help prevent gum disease and bacterial infection. Brush your teeth twice a day and always floss after eating. You should also incorporate fluoride in your regular dental care routine, both in your toothpaste and in your mouthwash. Visiting Dr. Grossmann for your regular check-up will also prevent gum disease from forming because we'll be able to detect any issues that you may not be aware of. If you are already experiencing tooth decay or another serious issue, you may need to have a tooth extracted.
If you would like to learn more about treatment for periodontal disease, call our dental office in Valley Stream, NY today. You can reach us at (516) 825-8054 and work together with our front desk staff to pick the best date and time for your appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve a happy and healthy smile!