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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Disease Treatment in Midtown & the Upper East Side, NYC

Regular professional cleanings, consistent oral examinations, and maintenance of good oral hygiene can help in keeping natural teeth for life. For this purpose, care must be taken of the structures surrounding the teeth, involving tooth-supporting bone and gums. Early signs of most oral issues indicate gum infection or disease that can be detected instantly by the dental professionals. Periodontal therapy might be recommended when the signs of trouble become ostensible.

Periodontal therapy is a set of both surgical and non-surgical techniques that reinstate health to the tissues (gums and bone) providing support to the teeth and preventing tooth loss. Periodontal (gum) disease affects 90% of all adults in various ways. Undiagnosed periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Periodontal disease causes gums to bleed easily, become sore and contribute to bad breath. Disease initiation is without any warning and the progression of the disease leads to either loosen teeth or permanent teeth loss.

Dr. Lee and Dr. Flores carefully examine and evaluate your gums at your scheduled appointments at Thyme Dental Care, NYC before recommending surgical periodontal therapy. Available periodontal treatments include:

  • Gum recontouring
  • Periodontal flap surgery
  • Periodontal plastic surgery

Patient Testimonial

“I first encountered Thyme Dental Care over a holiday weekend when I had chipped one of my teeth. I was nervous that I would have a difficult time getting it fixed since many dental offices were closed. I’m glad I settled on this place – the staff were courteous, friendly, and efficient. Dr. Andrew Flores took the time to explain the options for repair that were available to me before I was charged a dime. He guaranteed the tooth repair for a year which allows me to come back in free of charge if anything happens to the fixed tooth. I’ve now been to both their Midtown and Upper East Side locations and I really appreciate how convenient their locations are. Not only will you receive quality dental care here, but you’ll encounter a friendly and knowledgeable dentist and dental staff who care just as much about your patient experience as they do your dental needs.”

How to treat periodontitis

Our dentists integrate a systematic periodontal and gum evaluation at each visit, including:

  • Assessment of bone loss
  • Computerized pocket depth measurement of the space between your teeth and gums. Smaller the space the better the condition.
  • Determination of tooth movement
  • Determine the rate of inflammation
  • Estimation of gum overgrowth or recession

We record this data into our computer charting system. The data is thoroughly analyzed and compared at every visit with the former data including disease progression over time, maintaining health and efficacy of treatment in improving periodontal health. The major advantage of computer charting system is the accurate and rapid retrieval of information required to tailor the treatment.

Periodontal Cleaning

  • Customized oral hygiene treatment, comprising of Sonicare toothbrush, tongue cleaners and irrigators, prescription rinses and toothpastes
  • Laser curettage and periodontal therapy
  • Teeth cleaning and polishing performed every three months

Periodontal Surgery

Surgical periodontal therapy remains the last option and is only given when all the doors to non-surgical therapies are closed.

Medical Considerations

Periodontal health has been reported to be related to other medical conditions due to which it is now being given much importance in dentistry. Some research studies depict that people with periodontal diseases are more vulnerable to acquire a lethal heart attack and almost three times more susceptible to suffer from a stroke as compared to people with good periodontal health. Vice versa, diabetic people are more likely to attain bacterial infections like periodontal disease. Another study relates to periodontal disease in pregnant women with enhanced risk of low birth-weight babies and pre-term birth. It has also been reported that the gum disease-causing bacteria contributes to bacterial pneumonia in elderly people with compromised immune systems or possess high susceptibility to respiratory infections.

High profile research provides potential proofs linking systemic diseases with the bacteria causing periodontal disease. If you want a beautiful and healthy smile in addition to maintained overall health, you must avoid periodontal disease at your end. We suggest setting an appointment with our highly trained and skilled dentists, Dr. Lee and Dr. Flores at Thyme Dental Care in Midtown and the Upper East Side in New York City in order to discuss your periodontal health.

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