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Gum Treatment (Periodontics)

“Why,” you may ask, “do I need gum treatment? I've always taken excellent care of my teeth!” Unfortunately, even if you have practiced the best dental care possible, you could end up needing minor or major gum treatment. But along with that unfortunate revelation comes good news… The experienced and caring staff at Guerrino Dentistry can fill all your dental needs – including gum treatment (be it minor periodontics treatment or major surgery). Of course, not everybody likes going to the dentist, so we relieve any apprehension you may have with an atmosphere that is calm, comforting, and reassuring. With the combination of state-of-the-art treatments and exceptional staff members found at Guerrino Dentistry, you just can't go wrong!

Guerrino Dentistry | Gum Treatment (Periodontics)

Gingivitis and periodontitis are two types of diseases/gum conditions that will eventually need gum treatment or surgery – there are no two ways about it. The terms "gum surgery" and "periodontal surgery" are synonymous. The whole point of either is to treat and heal gum damage that has resulted from diseases/infections of the gums. Frequently, this means re-growing bone and tissue that has been damaged.

Guerrino Dentistry is here to put your mind at ease, providing just the right dependable specialist to perform either minor treatment or extensive surgery on your teeth and gums.

Why Do You Need Gum Treatment (Periodontics)?

What is meant by periodontics? Simply put, this refers to a dentistry branch that concentrates on the treatment of structures supporting and surrounding your teeth. If gingivitis or periodontitis exists, these gum diseases must be treated by either a dentist or oral surgeon. Treatment can be minor or major.

What is meant by gingivitis? This is a mild gum disease that produces symptoms like swelling, gum redness, bleeding, etc. More times than not, poor oral hygiene, a buildup of tartar, or plaque is the cause for this gum disease. The good news here is that, through professional treatment, the condition is completely reversible. What happens if you ignore gingivitis?

This is where periodontitis comes in. It is a severe level gum disease that could have been stopped when it was still gingivitis. The fact that the inflammatory responses presented during gingivitis were allowed to continue, however, has led to bone and tissue destruction at an advanced level.

With periodontitis, the inflammatory process separated the gums and teeth. This created spaces or pockets which are perfect entrapment and breeding grounds for bacteria. Bacteria causes infection. As a result, tooth and bone loss occur, eventually.

What Does Guerrino Dentistry Offer For Gum Treatment (Periodontics)?

Gum treatment, or periodontics, can be different for every individual, depending on severity, dental history, and more. The whole point of receiving gum treatment at Guerrino Dentistry can include the following situations:

  • Damaged or destroyed bones and tissue must be regrown.
  • Tooth loss must be stopped in its tracks and prevented from recurring.
  • Gum gaps (black triangles) between teeth must be dealt with (lessened).
  • The jawbone must be reshaped/regrown so that the risk of bone crevice bacterial growth is lowered maximally.
  • Bacteria and infection must be entirely eliminated.

Choose Guerrino Dentistry For Gum Treatment (Periodontics)

Naturally, the first thing that Guerrino Dentistry would like you to schedule is an initial exam. From there, we can help with something as simple as cleanings or take your dental care to the next level. Whether it involves minor treatments or major surgeries, we want to be your one-stop-shop dentistry location. If money is a problem, we can help there as well. With dental credit cards, insurance plans, and 0% interest plans, we can work with you.

We have several convenient locations for Guerrino Dentistry, including Scarsdale, Mount Vernon, and Hartsdale. We are looking forward to assisting you in improving your smile and furthering your proper dental care. Call today to book a dental exam with us.

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