Gum Disease - Periodontal Disease
Westchester County Dentist - Mohegan Lake, Peekskill, Yorktown, NY
When it comes to sore, inflamed, or red gums, Westchester, New York dentists Dr. George Sepiashvili and Dr. Wanda Mejia warn that no amount of inflammation or bleeding of the gums is okay. In fact, at the first appearance of gum irregularities, it is vital that you contact our office for a thorough evaluation. Waiting to diagnose and treat periodontal disease, or gum disease, can lead to serious health problems.
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, people with gum disease are more than twice as likely to suffer from heart disease. Whatâ€™s more, gum disease is known to be linked to strokes, hypertension, and complications with pregnancy, as well as being an indicator of diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimerâ€™s disease. For these reasons alone, treating gum disease as soon as possible is vital.
The Prevention and Treatment of Gum Disease
The best way to prevent gum disease is with a thorough dental hygiene and teeth cleaning regimen. This will include twice daily brushing and flossing, and biannual visits to our comfortable Peekskill area office. During these visits, one of our dentists will thoroughly evaluate the health of your gums to detect early signs of gum disease. When spotted early, it may be possible to treat the disease with something as simple as a prescription mouthwash.
When not detected early enough, or when your gum disease progresses, our dentists will take an aggressive approach to preserve both your teeth and your overall health. With the use of laser dentistry, our Peekskill area dentists can provide periodontal disease treatment including scaling and root planning. This procedure removes calculus from the crown and root structure of your teeth. When done with a laser, tissue growth is stimulated, and healthy tissue will regenerate much faster than with other methods. If your gum disease is in advanced stages, or extraction of a tooth is required, our dentists will refer you to one of our trusted periodontal colleagues.
If you live in or around Westchester County, Peekskill, or Yorktown, New York and you have noticed bleeding or inflammation of your gums, please contact the experienced dentists at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake to schedule a gum disease evaluation today.