If you want to have healthy teeth it is important that you also take great care of your gums. This is because if gums become unhealthy, your teeth can begin to loosen and fallout. Gum disease will also spread to other parts of your mouth and eventually to other parts of your body. Gum disease will never go away by itself if left untreated. When you are in need of excellent gum disease treatment including periodontal therapy, you will want to get your gum treatments in Bay Ridge at our dental practice, Tiba Dental.
At our dental practice our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Abdelhamed Tamara. Dr. Tamara has been providing expert dental care to patients in our Bay Ridge area for more than 10 years. A patient can be diagnosed with gum disease during a regular dental exam or during a dental cleaning. If you are diagnosed with gum disease it is very important that you have gum treatments in Bay Ridge to get your gums back on the road to good health. If it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming few months. This is generally all that is needed to get rid of gingivitis and once again have healthy gums.
If it is determined that you have gum disease, and deep pockets have formed between your teeth and gums, you will likely need a scaling and root planing treatment. When you develop deep pockets, plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food debris will all gather in these deep pockets and cause infection. This will cause the jawbone to deteriorate which will ultimately lead to tooth loss. A scaling and root planing treatment is generally effective in treating mild to moderate gum disease. If a lot of bone loss has already occurred it may be necessary to have gum surgery. A scaling and root planing treatment is done while the patient has a local anesthetic applied to the gums. The patient will remain in total comfort during this procedure. This procedure will remove all the infection and debris from the deep pockets, allowing them to become smaller and eventually heal. Coming in to our dental practice for regular teeth cleanings and dental exams will dramatically improve your chances of not needing gum treatments in Bay Ridge. For an appointment to come in to see our expert dentist contact us today.