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Dr. Kenn Kakosian, DDS, of DentAlign NYC provides personalized periodontics procedures for patients of all ages. Whether you have severe periodontal (gum) disease or you’re concerned about preventing it, we offer a full range of periodontal procedures in our state-of-the-art facility. Gum disease is often caused by not keeping up with dental checkups, poor nutrition, tobacco use, or infrequent brushing and flossing at home. However, some patients are more susceptible to gum disease due to their family history or chronic health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. Depending on the extent and severity of your gum disease, our dentists may recommend several treatment options. Please contact us and request an appointment to learn more about our periodontics procedures and more.
Why Are Periodontic Procedures Essential to Your Care?
One of the leading causes of gum disease is plaque buildup on your teeth. Plaque is made up of bacteria that forms toxins to attack the structure of your teeth and gums. Plaque eventually forms tartar, which is harder to remove. Daily brushing and flossing, as well as dental cleanings, are your best defenses against plaque and tartar buildup. For many patients with gum disease, periodontics procedures may be necessary to maintain the health of their gums. Not treating your gums can result in more advanced gum disease, tooth decay, and eventual tooth or bone loss. Although advanced gum disease can be a chronic condition without a cure, it can be controlled and maintained with regular checkups. Symptoms of gum disease include sore or bleeding gums, loose teeth, receding gums, tooth sensitivity, painful chewing, changes to your bite, and persistent bad breath. If you’ve noticed any of those warning signs, consult your dentist immediately to begin treatment.
Periodontal Treatment May Begin With Scaling & Root Planing
Periodontal treatment may start with gum therapy, or deep cleanings, with our dental hygienists, followed by making improvements in your at-home oral care. During a deep cleaning procedure, we’ll remove plaque and tartar buildup, even all those hard-to-reach areas below your gum line, through non-surgical scaling and root planing techniques. You may need to take antibiotics to treat infected gums prior to your deep cleaning appointment. We may also ask you to return for additional gum therapy treatments in-between your regular checkups for the best results.
Not paying attention to inflamed or infected gums may result in the gradual deterioration of your gums, soft tissue, and even the bones surrounding your teeth. How often you may need to return to our office will depend on your level of commitment to practicing good oral hygiene habits, the type of periodontal disease you were diagnosed with, and your response to treatment. We’ll keep a close eye on the rate of plaque growth and your susceptibility to further deterioration when suggesting your treatment options.
We Offer Laser Treatment for More Advanced Gum Disease
Depending upon how advanced your gum disease is, you may require laser treatment for gum disease. A gum graft surgery, lost bone regeneration, or lost tissue regeneration procedure may be necessary to replace your lost soft tissue and bones. If gum recession occurs, bone grafts and soft tissue grafts are often used to regrow your bones or reinforce thinning gum areas. If you have a “gummy smile” with too much gum tissue exposed, a dental crown lengthening procedure may be used to reshape your gums. We also provide pocket reduction procedures to reshape your gums, giving bacteria fewer places to hide in your mouth. These mostly elective plastic surgery procedures can help you keep plaque and tartar buildup at bay to prevent further gum disease, tooth decay, and bone loss. At DentAlign NYC, we’ll do everything in our power with regenerative procedures to save your natural teeth and gums before resorting to tooth extraction or dental implants surgery. Our goal is to help you preserve your smile.
How Endosteal or Subperiosteal Dental Implants May Help
If you’ve lost teeth due to advanced stages of periodontal disease, dental implants may offer a natural-looking alternative to dentures. Endosteal dental implants are constructed of titanium and screw into your jawbone. These are the most common types of dental implants, but they do require a healthy jawbone to support them. If you’ve experienced significant jawbone loss, you may be an ideal candidate for subperiosteal dental implants, which are placed on or above the jawbone or under the gum line.
Request an Appointment With Dr. Kenn Kakosian, DDS
Although you may be concerned about periodontal surgery costs, you shouldn’t let that deter you from seeking the proper treatment. DentAlign NYC offers third-party financing options and promotions to make our treatments as affordable as possible for NYC-area patients. If you suspect you may have gum disease and require periodontal procedures, we urge you to reach out to us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kenn Kakosian, DDS. Our state-of-the-art practice can be found on the 54th floor of the historic Chrysler Building, located at 405 Lexington Avenue in the heart of New York City, NY.