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Brite Dental Spa

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Keeping your gums healthy is crucial to keeping your smile intact. At Brite Dental Spa in Midtown West, Manhattan, the team is highly trained in periodontics and offers preventive care and treatments for gum disease. If you have concerns about your oral health, schedule a consultation by calling their New York City office, or booking an appointment online.

Periodontics Q & A

What is periodontics?

When you visit Brite Dental Spa for periodontics care, a periodontist examines the health of your gums and tissues surrounding your teeth. They also perform dental implant consultations and place dental implants as well as repair them if needed. 

You need periodontal treatment if you have:

  • Infected surfaces in your mouth
  • Gingivitis
  • Damaged tissue
  • Damaged dental implants
  • Severe periodontitis

Unhealthy gums can lead to more serious issues that might include coronary artery disease, diabetes, and complications with pregnancy, such as preeclampsia. If you’re having any signs of periodontal issues, Brite Dental Spa offers scaling and root planing to remove bacteria that could cause gum disease.

How do you get gum disease?

When bacteria collect along your gum line, toxins release into the area, causing your gum tissues to pull away from your teeth. Over time, if the bacteria remain, tartar can develop, which only a professional dental cleaning can remove.

As your gums recede from your teeth, bacteria can attack your teeth by moving to the roots and forming pockets around them, which ultimately weakens the structure of your teeth.

You’re more at risk of getting gum disease due to the following:

  • Family history
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Poor oral care
  • Drug abuse

You can prevent gum disease with regularly scheduled visits with the team at Brite Dental Spa and practicing good oral hygiene.

What symptoms do periodontists address?

The early stages of gum disease rarely show signs. As it progresses, your gums might start to look red and inflamed and feel tender. They can also bleed when you brush your teeth. If you have chronic bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth, that could mean that bacteria is building up on your gums, too.

If a periodontist does not treat your unhealthy gums, your teeth could begin to loosen and even fall out. You might also experience receding gums and pain when you bite down. 

What type of treatments does periodontics involve?

Brite Dental Spa offers the highest level of periodontal care. Treatments include:

  • Gingival grafting for receding gums
  • Maintenance care for implants
  • Bone grafting and membranes placement
  • Gingival recontouring to reshape your gums
  • Treating deep periodontal pockets and placing localized antibiotics
  • Routine maintenance and laser treatments for advanced gum disease

At Brite Dental Spa, the team uses modern, integrative technology to give you the best experience and outcome possible.

If you have concerns about your gum health, call Brite Dental Spa to schedule an appointment or use the convenient online booking tool.