If your gums are inflamed, sore, or redder than usual, you may suffer from gum disease. At the office of Dr. Spyridon Condos, we are prepared to help you receive the necessary treatment for your gum disease. Please call today to learn more if you suffer from gum disease in New York, New York, and schedule your next appointment with our experienced dentist today. We are eager to help you control your gum disease and alleviate your pain.
Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. We will evaluate your progression of periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment. Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket, they cause infection and damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease is caught in the early stages (known as gingivitis) and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings may be recommended. You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings. However, if the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage, where the infection has caused bone loss and diseased pockets have formed, your treatment options may include scaling and root planing or bone surgery.