Periodontal health stands side by side with your dental health in terms of importance. Without strong and vibrant gums, your teeth wouldn’t have the foundation they need to keep them from falling out. At the office of Scott Froum, DDS, we’re dedicated to the wellness of your gums.
The first line of defense against gum disease is, of course, prevention. Brushing after meals, daily flossing, and a twice-yearly dental exam with a teeth cleaning comprise the best strategy for that. In fact, even if you’re showing indications of early stage gum disease, known as gingivitis, a teeth cleaning will reverse it. However, if you don’t have your six month dental exam and cleaning, gingivitis will progress to the more advanced stage of periodontitis. And whereas gingivitis is associated with mild symptoms such as irritation and redness, periodontitis produces more concerning signs like receding gums, persistent bad breath, and gums that bleed when you brush. Given enough time, you could lose gum and bone tissue and your teeth can even become loose. Our 10022 periodontist has a solution, though, and it’s a more deeper type of cleaning called periodontal scaling and root planing. Using some combination of hand scraping tools and ultrasonic tools, our periodontist will dig down to the roots in order to remove the plaque and tartar that is at the center of the problem. If you are experiencing any of the listed symptoms, you should seek out our 10022 periodontist promptly, because without treatment, you may end up losing teeth. And you may also require gum surgery, something that can be avoided if you get care in a timely manner.
Our 10022 periodontics work to keep you form suffering the worst consequences of gum disease. And periodontal scaling and root planing may be the last chance to avoid those consequences. If you’re noticing any indications of gum disease, be sure to call us and arrange an appointment.
1110 Second Ave., #305
New York, NY 10022