Gum disease care can prevent common oral health problems like gingivitis and periodontitis from getting worse. At Bayside Dental Arts: Andrey Ilyabayev, DDS, in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens, New York, implant and general dentist Andrey Ilyabayev, DDS, provides laser-assisted gum disease treatment to people of all ages. Gum disease care can stop the infection from spreading and preserve your smile. Call the office today to request a gum disease care consultation, or book your appointment online.
Gum disease care treats several types of periodontal disease, including:
Gingivitis occurs when plaque –– a mixture of food particles, bacteria, and saliva –– collects on your teeth and underneath your gums. This build-up irritates your gums, causing them to become inflamed and recede (pull away from your teeth).
Periodontitis is a more severe infection that eats away at the ligaments and other soft tissues that hold your teeth in place. Without treatment, your teeth can loosen and fall out.
Consider gum disease care at Bayside Dental Arts: Andrey Ilyabayev, DDS, if you have any of the following symptoms:
As gum disease gets worse, you might notice a change in how your teeth fit together.
Dr. Ilyabayev reviews your dental records and completes an oral exam, checking your gums for signs of infection like swelling or bleeding. He then measures the pockets around your teeth with a small periodontal probe ruler. Deeper than normal pockets indicates gum disease.
Dr. Ilyabayev also takes digital X-rays. These photos let him see if there’s bone loss and help him determine the best treatment.
Bayside Dental Arts offers several types of gum disease care, including:
Scaling and root planing remove plaque from deep beneath your gums. The procedure typically takes two visits and is done under a local anesthetic.
Dr. Ilyabayev might recommend antibiotic therapy if you have an infection that doesn’t improve with more conservative treatment. He might suggest oral antibiotics or implantable antibiotic beads.
Gum grafting treats receding gums. During surgery, Dr. Ilyabayev removes a small piece of tissue from the roof of your mouth and covers your exposed tooth roots. The graft adds tissue to the damaged areas and prevents further recession.
Dr. Ilyabayev might recommend a bone graft to replace bone lost to gum disease. After placement, the graft triggers the growth of new, healthy bone tissue.
Call Bayside Dental Arts: Andrey Ilyabayev, DDS, today to schedule gum disease care or book your appointment online.