The experienced professional dentists at Lake Success Dental Care in New Hyde Park, New York, provide preventive periodontal screening and care as well as treatment for periodontal disease. The practice offers non-surgical, outpatient periodontal treatment for maximum patient comfort, convenience, and affordability.
Patients are screened for periodontal disease during their regularly scheduled exams. To screen for gum disease, the dentist uses a special tool to measure and record inflammation in the gums. The diagnostic procedure is simple and generally painless. Periodic screening is especially important as it improves the chances of successful treatment by allowing for earlier diagnosis and intervention.
Gum disease is considered very common among adults. Three out of 4 adults suffer from gum disease at some time during their life. As a matter of fact, patients over 35 years old are more likely to lose a tooth to gum disease than from cavities.
Many patients have no symptoms during early stages of gum disease. As the disease progresses, the following symptoms may be present:
Gum disease occurs when the bacteria that normally exist in the mouth cause infection in the gums. Inadequate oral hygiene can contribute to the development of gingivitis and periodontitis.
Those at highest risk are:
There are several treatments available and offered at Lake Success Dental Care. Patients can avoid surgery through non-surgical periodontal treatment, including:
Sometimes severe cases require surgical treatment, including bone and tissue grafts.
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