Gum Disease Treatment Syracuse
Helping Patients Maintain the Health and Functionality of Their Gums
If the health of your gums is deteriorating, and you require gum disease treatment, we can help at our Syracuse, New York periodontics practice. Periodontal disease can have a severe impact on a person's oral health, and it is important that individuals seek treatment if they are suffering from gum disease. There are a variety of stages of gum disease, including gingivitis (a mild form of gum disease) and periodontitis. As gum disease develops, the health of the gum tissue and bone levels surrounding the roots of the teeth begins to deteriorate. Gum disease has also been linked to overall health issues, and has been shown to have a connection with heart disease.
We specialize in periodontal treatment at our dental practice, and can help you to maintain your oral health so that you can enjoy full functionality and a beautiful smile for years to come. To schedule a consultation on gum disease treatment, contact our Syracuse office today.
Treating Gum Disease and Bone Decay
Depending on the severity of your gum disease, there are multiple treatment options that can be utilized to improve the health of your gums and teeth:
- Non-Surgical Options - Ideally, gum disease should be treated in a non-invasive manner, both for the comfort of the patient and the health of the gums. Non-surgical treatment options include root planing - a thorough cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque, tartar, and bacterial toxins from pockets in the gums - and scaling. In some cases, it may also be beneficial or possible to utilize a local antibiotic to treat the bacteria that is serving as the cause of the gum decay.
- Surgical Options - If your gums have deteriorated to the point that non-surgical treatments are not an option, we can use surgical techniques to restore the health and appearance of your gums. Among the procedures that we employ for gum disease treatment at our Syracuse practice are pocket reduction procedures, crown lengthening, soft tissue grafts, and bone regeneration procedures. The procedure that is used will depend on your specific dental needs.
Learn More about Gum Disease Treatment
If you require gum disease treatment, we welcome you to contact our Syracuse periodontal practice. Our head practitioner Dr. James Vlassis has over 20 years of experience in the field of periodontal medicine, and can provide you with expert advice on the most effective way to restore your oral health.
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