If you want to make sure that your entire mouth stays healthy, you will want to become a patient of our dental practice, Liana Libin, DDS. Our dentist in Brooklyn New York, Dr. Liana Libin, will not only make sure that your teeth are healthy, but also make sure that your gums stay healthy as well.
Gum disease is a very serious oral health problem that will never go away by itself; it will need to be treated so that the gums can return to good health. There are several risk factors which can contribute to the development of gingivitis or gum disease. They are: smoking or chewing tobacco; having diabetes; taking certain medications which include oral contraceptives, steroids, anticonvulsants and other medicines; having crooked teeth; having dental appliances that do not fit well; broken fillings; being pregnant; genetic factors; and compromised immune systems such as those that exist in patients who have HIV/AIDS. If teeth are not clean, and tartar is allowed to accumulate on the tees, this can cause the development of deep pockets to form between the teeth and gums. Tartar, plaque, bacteria and food debris will all gather in these deep pockets and gum disease will form. Our dentist in Brooklyn New York can assess the health of your gums and let you know which type of treatment options will work best for you, if needed. If our patient has gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease, it can generally be easily treated with several dental cleanings over the coming months. If our dentist sees that you have mild to moderate gum disease, you will need some type of advanced periodontal care, which can include a scaling and root planing treatment. This treatment can be received at our office; it is generally extremely effective in helping our patients’ gums return to good health.
For an appointment to be seen by our dentist in Brooklyn New York for any type of dental care, including periodontal treatments, contact us today.