If you want your teeth to remain healthy, it is important that your gums remain healthy, as well. Healthy gums are also necessary if you want to remain healthy in general. Infection from gum disease can travel through the bloodstream to other parts of your body. For all these reasons, you will want to come to see us at Amsterdam West Side Dental Associates if you are having gum disease problems. Our Upper West Side periodontist will be able to take care of your gums by you with a scaling and root planing procedure.
When you come to our dental practice, you will be seen by our Upper West Side periodontist, Dr. Joel Bryk. If your gums develop gum disease, they will never be able to get better on their own. You will need to have a scaling and root planing treatment or other periodontal care in order for your gums to become healthy once again. A regular dental cleaning will remove all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, from between your teeth, and from just below the gum lines. However, should deep pockets developed between your gums and teeth, you will need to have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. This is often referred to as a deep cleaning for the gums. During this treatment, all plaque, tartar, food debris, and bacteria will be removed from the deep pockets. If infection is present, our periodontist will be able to treat it with topically-applied antibiotics. The exposed tooth roots will also be planed, making it less possible for any materials to stick to them. This treatment should help your gums to heal by helping to reduce the deep pockets. When this treatment is not effective, the patient may need to have gum surgery in order to reduce the pocket depths.
For an appointment to meet with our Upper West Side periodontist for a scaling and root planing gum treatment, simply contact us today.