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Periodontal Treatments

Periodontal Treatment in Rockaway

Gum health is vital to the well-being of teeth and the whole body. When the gum barrier is crossed by harmful bacteria, there are several diseases that can seriously affect your health. Understanding the importance of periodontal care and treatments helps you avoid gum disease and achieve optimal oral health. 

Rockaway Dental Group provides the education and procedures you need for radiant smiles that last a lifetime. Dr. Naushir Lalani can prevent, stop, and reverse the spread of periodontal disease so your gums remain a healthy foundation for your teeth and body. 

Routine Deep Cleanings to Maintain Gum Health

Routine visits to the dentist for exams and cleanings are vitally important. Bacteria develop into a sticky substance called plaque, which can lead to the beginning stages of periodontal disease if left untreated. The early sign of gum disease, gingivitis, can be treated with prophylaxis. Red, swollen, and bleeding gums often heal and return to normal once bacteria are removed. 

Periodontitis Treatments and Cures at Rockaway Dental Group

Gum disease can proceed to a dangerous stage called periodontitis. Gums become tender, inflamed, and begin to recede, forming deep pockets. Sticky plaque calcifies into a substance called tartar that stubbornly attaches to teeth and their roots, destroying the bone and soft tissues surrounding teeth; teeth can become loose and they are at risk of falling out when this happens. 

Rockaway Dental Group treats periodontitis with a procedure called tooth scaling and root planing. Using special tools, hygienists scale away bacteria, plaque, and tartar from teeth, and then meticulously remove all debris from the tooth roots so the gums can reattach and restore health to the tooth. 

Advanced Periodontitis Surgery Treatments 

If periodontitis reaches advanced stages, Dr. Lalani may recommend periodontal surgery which folds back gum tissue so the doctor can remove harmful bacteria. This is called flap surgery. Both oral and topical antibiotics may also be prescribed during this treatment. Lasers are often used to assist in disinfecting gums and restoring periodontal health. 

Periodontal Health Begins at Home

One of the most important ways to maintain periodontal health is with a conscientious daily habit of at-home care. Daily brushing is important, and flossing is even more effective in maintaining gum health. Toothbrushes cannot always reach the nooks and crannies between teeth or the delicate areas along the gum line, but dental floss can. 

Quality Periodontal Care by Dr. Naushir Lalani

A beautiful smile is not possible without healthy gums, and Dr. Naushir Lalani has the expertise and compassion to make your periodontal treatment successful and gentle. 

If you live near Rockaway, Bayswater, Edgemere, Arverne, Inwood or Atlantic Beach, contact Rockaway Dental Group for outstanding periodontal treatments.