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Periodontal Treatment on Central Park West

It is important to keep gums healthy because they are the foundation of your smile. Periodontal disease negatively impact your overall well-being and cause complex issues later on. At the office of Stewart Gordon, DDS, our dental team provides gum disease treatment to preserve patients’ smiles. Dr. Stewart Gordon and his Central Park West staff take a personable approach when helping patients recover from gingival health problems.

Our practice prioritizes your comfort and provides quality results. To schedule a consultation, call our practice today!

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Healthy oral structures, including gums, jawbone, and supporting tissues, contribute to a strong and aesthetically pleasing smile. Periodontal disease threatens hard and soft tissue to varying degrees. Gingivitis is the mildest form and is also the most common, affecting more than 50 percent of the United States population over 30. Periodontitis occurs when gingivitis is left untreated. The longer periodontal disease is unaddressed, the less likely it is to be reversed through non-invasive means.

Our Central Park West dentist helps patients understand what to watch for when performing their daily hygiene care. The following symptoms are associated with gum disease:

  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing teeth
  • Inflamed or red gums after performing oral hygiene routine
  • A receding gum line
  • Loose teeth and gums

Periodontal Treatment with Stewart Gordon, DDS

Dr. Gordon typically detects gum disease during your biannual check-ups. If infection is present, our dentist performs a thorough examination to determine the extent and severity of the disease. If the case is mild or moderate, Dr. Gordon provides a cleaning to remove any harmful bacteria. He also prescribes an antibacterial periodontal rinse so you can continue care at home.

Depending on the health of the patient’s smile, our Central Park West dentist may recommend a scaling and root planing. This treatment eliminates  plaque, tartar, and debris  while  preventing them from accumulating in the future. Dr. Gordon advises periodontal patients to visit our practice every three months to receive treatment.

To address loose and diseased gum tissue for patients with periodontitis, our dentist performs a gingivectomy efficiently utilizing a dental laser. If the case is complex, we collaborate with a specialist to complete their treatment plan.

Gum Disease Therapy on Central Park West

At Stewart Gordon, DDS, we provide effective periodontal treatment to help improve patients’ oral health and dental aesthetic. Dr. Gordon and his dental staff enjoy helping patients achieve their ideal smiles.