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Jericho Gum Disease Dentist

Gum Disease Evaluations Jericho

Modern research has shown that gum disease is, unfortunately, a health condition that affects over 80% of the population at some point in their life. Being the most severe type of gum disease, periodontitis, is also the main cause of tooth loss. Periodontal exams with our Jericho gum disease dentist can diagnose gum disease early, and is very important in minimizing, or even preventing, the damage to your bone and connective tissues around your teeth. In its first stages, gum disease can be treated easily by just improving your daily oral hygiene at home, but our Elan Katz, DDS, PC, often sees patients with periodontal disease after severe damage has already occurred. If gum disease is not diagnosed through a thorough gum disease evaluation, irreversible damage can occur, and even extensive periodontal surgery may not be enough to prevent tooth loss.

Jericho New York Periodontics

Jericho New York Periodontics

In addition to a gum disease evaluation, X-rays will also show the condition of your jaw bone around the roots of your teeth. These radiographic images allow our Jericho gum disease dentist to assess not only the amount, but the pattern of bone structure loss. When the issue is localized, periapical X-rays of your infected tooth may be enough, but when periodontitis is more severe, our Dr. Katz normally requests panoramic X-rays to have a full image of the condition of all your teeth. X-rays are almost always necessary for a complete evaluation in order to complete a thorough diagnosis.

Also part of a thorough diagnosis with our Jericho gum disease dentist is the use of periodontal probing. Periodontal probing is the main tool used by dentists and periodontists for evaluating how serious your gum disease is. As the most important part of periodontal screening, periodontal probing measures the depth of the periodontal pockets around your teeth. The depth of these pockets is the main indicator for the progression of gum disease, and at what level your periodontal tissues have been damaged. D. Katz will gently insert the probe and measure the pocket depth in several points around each tooth. The measurements will be carefully recorded, so that we can compare your results after your gum disease treatment is complete.

Periodontal Examinations Jericho
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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Jericho Periodontal Specialist

Jericho Gum Disease Prevention

Do you often find yourself cringing due to the feeling of swollen gum lines that become further inflamed and irritated with regular brushing and flossing? Irritated gums are more than a minor annoyance that occurs from brushing too hard, but are in fact one of the first signs of the development of an oral disease. Illnesses of the mouth are more common than many of us realize. Today it is known that over 90% of Americans currently live with gingivitis, a disease which can cause permanent harm without proper care. Fortunately, you can always find the help you need with regular visits to your local Jericho periodontal specialist at the offices of Elan Katz, DDS, PC.

Gingivitis Treatments Jericho

Gingivitis Treatments Jericho

Gingivitis is the initial stage of gum disease. On its own, this disease cannot cause any permanent damage, but without the proper care and treatment of your trusted Jericho periodontal specialist this stage of gum disease can quickly spread to become periodontitis. In this stage, gum disease begins to destroy the gum lines, and eventually cause of loss of teeth and even the bone of your upper and lower jaws. Gingivitis is so common today due to its very simply cause – poor oral hygiene. Adults should be brushing twice a day with a fluoride based toothpaste, as well as flossing every single evening.

However, your at-home dental routine is only a necessary foundation to good oral health, and not the need to the needs of your smile. The only way to actually prevent gum disease from happening to you is with regular visits to your doctor for dental examinations and cleanings at least twice a year every single year. A visit to your dentist is more than just a check-up to gauge the health of your mouth, these visits include examinations powered with the latest in dental technology as well as an oral cleaning from a professional hygienist. Regular cleanings are vital to oral health, as well as both the prevention and treatment of the beginning stages of gum disease. Only a hygienist can work to remove the stubborn deposits of tartar or calculus which form on the teeth just twenty minutes after snacks and meals. Without care this build-up works to raise the levels of bacteria in your mouth to harmful amounts that attack the gums and begin gingivitis.

No matter what stage of gum disease you suffer from, you can find the care you need to protect your smile from harm and even restore damage at your neighborhood Jericho periodontal specialist at the offices of Elan Katz, DDS, PC. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team have been proudly care for the smiles of our community for over 35 years. With the help of Dr. Katz you can insure a lifetime of beautiful and healthy smiles.

Dental Hygiene Jericho
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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Periodontist in Jericho

Gum Disease Specialist Jericho

Our periodontist in Jericho is dedicated to your healthy smile and will not only explain all the successful methods to prevent gum disease, but also go over the best ways for you to continue preventing cavities and gum disease at home. Our dedicated staff encourages and teaches proper oral health practices and the important dental care that keeps your gums and teeth healthy. Flossing, proper brushing, even using rinses and mouthwashes, before and after brushing, are great habits to develop. There are certain preventative dentistry procedures and treatments that can be performed by Elan Katz, DDS, PC, but the best care starts at home with a good daily oral routine.

Gum Care Jericho

Gum Care Jericho

Our knowledgeable periodontist in Jericho will sit with you for a thorough consultation, before performing a comprehensive exam to find out the state of your general oral health. To make sure you are practicing the best oral health routine our periodontist in Jericho will do a thorough oral check of your entire mouth including jaw joints, neck lymph nodes, lips, tongue, and palate. We will then have the results and current information we need to properly advise you on the type of action you should be taking to prevent gum disease.

With a focus on preventing tooth decay and gum disease, our periodontist in Jericho knows that along with healthy teeth and gums, comes better self-confidence, and a healthy mouth forms a strong basis for overall health and well-being. Dr. Katz offers many preventative dentistry therapies, including preventative care appointments with our well-educated and trained dental hygienist. Depending on the present state of your teeth and gums, our dental hygienist will discuss correct cleaning methods and dental hygiene products appropriate for you. Another good example of a preventative dentistry procedure is sealants. A dental sealant can easily be applied, which is a layer of protective, durable, special plastic, on your back teeth to prevent gum disease. Fluoride treatments are another good preventative procedure that can make your teeth much more resistant to tooth decay plus fluoride can be found in most toothpastes.

Periodontal Disease Prevention Jericho
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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Hicksville Gum Disease Specialist

Scaling and Root Planing Hicksville

Have you been noticing something other than saliva and toothpaste in your bathroom sink upon brushing your teeth twice a day? Believe it or not, bleeding gums are more than just a side-effect of brushing too vigorously, but are actually one of the first signs of a destructive oral disease currently affecting over 90% of the American population. Gum disease is far more common than many of us realize, and without causing any pain can cause untold amounts of damage to the gum lines, teeth, and even the bones of your smile without proper care. Fortunately, you can find the treatments you need to prevent permanent damage from gum disease with periodontal scaling and root planing from your local Hicksville gum disease specialist at the offices of Elan Katz, DDS, PC.

Periodontal Scaling 11753

Periodontal Scaling 11753

The initial stages of periodontitis begin to take hold as the levels of bacteria rise and begin to attack the lining of your gums, slipping into the spaces between your teeth and gums where traditional methods of cleaning cannot reach. Without care, these spaces can become so great that loss of teeth and even bone occurs. At your professional Hicksville gum disease specialist we work to stop these first stages of periodontitis from growing any worse through a specialized and non-surgical method of care known as root planing and scaling. This type of deep cleaning works to target the specific causes of gum disease by focusing on the gum lines themselves. Your doctor will work with a local anesthetic to then gently pull back the lining of your gums from the edges of your teeth in order to clean the spaces between and remove the plaque, tartar and bacteria build-up that has begun to accumulate there, a process known as root planing. The initial cause of gum disease is as simple as poor oral hygiene, as plaque work to raise the level of bacteria in your mouth to dangerously harmful levels. Your root planing is always finished by our professional hygienist with a process known as scaling, which works to gently smooth out any rough patches on the surface of your teeth. By smoothing out the dentin your doctor works to prevent plaque from taking hold to the surface of your teeth, insuring that they stay cleaner and healthier against gum disease and tooth decay alike.

For the best in periodontal care, be sure to visit the experts at your neighborhood Hicksville gum disease specialist. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff have been proudly treating smiles just like yours at our practice limited to the needs of periodontitis for over 35 years. The state of the art offices of Elan Katz, DDS, PC are fully equipped to meet the many needs of gum disease to restore your smile to perfect health.

Periodontal Care Hicksville
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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Hicksville Periodontist

Periodontal Surgery 11753

Our Hicksville periodontist, Elan Katz, DDS, PC, has many patients that are seeking dental implants in their upper jaw, but we sometimes find that they need to have an oral surgery procedure called a sinus lift beforehand. During this procedure, Dr. Katz will add bone in the area where dental implants will be placed and to make room for this bone graft, your sinus membrane will actually have to be moved. The sinus lift procedure is frequently suggested for our patients who have lost bone mass or density in their upper jaw, due to gum disease or when their sinuses are too close to the area targeted for dental implants. Our Hicksville periodontist can perform this sinus augmentation, which allows many of our patients to have dental implants successfully rather than having to wear partial dentures.

Bone Grafting Surgery 11753

Bone Grafting Surgery 11753

These patients who have lost one or more teeth, may experience bone loss at the site of their missing tooth or teeth. As a result, your gums and jawbone in this area may have an unnatural indentation. When you have a dental implant placed in the site of the lost tooth, the indentation caused by the bone loss can cause the dental implant to appear too long when compared to neighboring teeth. Ridge preservation surgery allows our Hicksville periodontist to place a bone graft in the indentation to fill in the missing bone. As a result of the ridge preservation, you can recover the natural contour of your gums and jaw.

There are several reasons why ridge preservation would need to be performed and our Hicksville periodontist is an expert in his field, and thoroughly explains the process and necessity to all our patients. Ridge preservation can potentially minimize the amount of bone loss that occurs and is a minimally invasive procedure with little discomfort. When a patient loses a tooth, as in an extraction, the surrounding bone collapses and ridge preservation is used to preserve this bone and create a suitable area for proper implant placement. This more cost effective and less painful method is recommended by our Hicksville periodontist rather than delaying your grafting procedure. Techniques and materials used for this procedure have steadily advanced over time and in addition to the preservation of a natural-looking smile, has become the most conservative bone grafting procedure available.

Ridge Preservation Surgery Hicksville
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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Periodontist in Westbury

Periodontist 11753

Your go-to Westbury periodontist for gum grafting and gingival grafts is Elan Katz, DDS, PC. Gum grafting is a technique used to treat gum recession. Gums are are a vital part in the body’s natural defense against bacteria. When your gums recede it makes it possible for bacteria in the mouth to penetrate the teeth and eventually cause teeth to fall out. Gum recession can also allow infection in the mouth to occur and spread throughout the body. To prevent these problems from worsening we use what is called gum grafting. We take a small piece of tissue from the roof of your mouth and use it to rebuild the lost and damaged gums.

Gum Grafting Surgery 11753

Gum Grafting Surgery 11753

Gum grafts not only repair the gums in order to prevent infection and tooth loss but it also helps to make your smile look better. Gum recession is not attractive. It causes the teeth to look longer and your mouth to look unhealthy. If you are experiencing some minor recession of the gums it is possible to repair with them and stop gum loss with the improvement of your home health care. Regular and thorough flossing and brushing goes a long way in gum health. But if you have sever damage to your gums or are experiencing some root sensitivity in your teeth it is important to make an appointment with your local Westbury periodontist as soon as possible.

When gum recession occurs your body losses an essential defense against bacteria and other oral trauma. When the recession becomes a problem to your oral health, gum grafting is the procedure which can repair some of the damage done to your natural gums. The gum graft will act to cover the exposed teeth preventing roots from becoming further damaged and gums from getting infected. Gum grafting will help restore your teeth and gums with a stable and healthy band of tissue. This procedure will get your oral health back on track and give you a healthier and more attractive looking smile.

Gum disease is a serious matter and should not be ignored. Gum disease not only affects your oral health but it also damages your confidence. From bad breath to unsightly teeth and gums, gum recession is a big problem. Our Westbury periodontist, Dr. Katz is dedicated to preventing gum disease from taking over your life and ruining your smile. Gum grafting helps to repair and prevent further damage caused by gum recession and gum disease, it is a procedure that helps to make your smile look better and it makes sure bacteria has a more difficult time spreading throughout your mouth.

Reclaim your smile from gum recession today, make an appointment with Elan Katz, DDS, PC, your local Westbury periodontist.

Gum Recession Westbury
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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Woodbury Dental Implant Surgery

Woodbury Dental Implant Surgery

Our Woodbury dental implant surgeon, Dr. Elan Katz, understands the amazing difference dental implants can make for those who suffer from tooth loss. That is why even if you are not the ideal candidate for dental implants, Dr. Katz is willing to use other preliminary procedures to improve the conditions in your mouth and make implants possible for you.

Sinus Augmentation Surgery Woodbury

Sinus Augmentation Surgery Woodbury

One of these procedures that we commonly use for our patients is the sinus augmentation. You may be wondering: what exactly do my sinuses have to do with my ability to have successful dental implants? The two are way more related than you may think. Your maxillary sinuses are located behind your cheeks and on top of your upper teeth. Some of the roots from your upper teeth extend into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed or fall out, many times there is only a thin wall of bone that separates the maxillary sinus and your mouth. This is when your potential for dental implant success becomes compromised, because dental implants need a solid foundation of bone for proper support, so they can stay in place and function normally.

If the sinus wall is too thin to hold up dental implants, our Woodbury dental implant surgeon may recommend a treatment called a sinus graft or sinus lift graft. The goal of these procedures is to enter the sinus through the space where the missing upper teeth were, and then lift the sinus membrane upward in order to insert donor bone into the floor of the sinus (the roof of the upper jaw). After this process has been completed, you will need to take several months for the bone to heal and become a stable part of your jaw. After the foundation is sturdy and reliable, our Woodbury dental implant surgeon will be able to begin the dental implant restoration and give you the replacement teeth you need to fully repair your smile.

If you would like more detailed information about this service and others provided by our Woodbury dental implant surgeon, we encourage you to browse through Dr. Katz’s main website. You might also choose to contact the office directly if you have a specific question or concern. Feel free to give us a call or send us a message online. We look forward to working with you.

Sinus Grafts Woodbury
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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Periodontal Surgeon Woodbury

Periodontal Surgeon Woodbury

Because gingivitis symptoms start off being pretty mild and manageable, it can be tempting to ignore them. While we here at the Woodbury periodontal surgeon practice of Elan Katz, DDS, PC, don’t want to freak you out, we do feel like it’s our duty to remind you that letting gum disease fester is very risky business. Not only are you going to get more uncomfortable as time goes on and your gums grow more swollen and painful, the chances of developing serious complications increase with each passing day. (Potential complications include tooth decay, bone deterioration and even infections that spread from the mouth to other parts of the body!) Thankfully, even if your periodontal disease has become quite advanced, there are still things medicine can do for you, such as a procedure called “pocket reduction surgery.”

Woodbury Gum Disease Surgery

Woodbury Gum Disease Surgery

If you end up with the swollen and bleeding gums that are characteristic of gingivitis, promptly seeking the professional attention of our Woodbury periodontal surgeon at the practice of Elan Katz, DDS, PC, is of paramount importance. If the condition of your gums is so severe that cleaning, scaling and planing aren’t enough to solve the problem, pocket reduction therapy is likely the next step. Here’s how the procedure works. Healthy gums hug the bottoms of your teeth tightly, so that plaque and bacteria aren’t easily able to get to the roots of your teeth. What happens when you develop periodontal disease, however, is that space (a pocket) forms around the base of the tooth, leaving your roots and bones susceptible to attack. The purpose of pocket reduction surgery, then, is to eliminate the plaque and bacteria from this space and, once that’s done, to eliminate the space itself.

Of course, we here at the office of Elan Katz, DDS, PC, understand that the prospect of oral surgery probably doesn’t sound terribly enticing. The thing is, though, it’s a whole lot better than the alternatives. A little bit of time in our Woodbury periodontal surgeon chair really isn’t too bad at all compared to the discomfort of steadily worsening gums and, once things get bad enough, tooth extraction. Best not to procrastinate. Call or go online to schedule a comprehensive dental exam today!

Pocket Reduction Surgery Woodbury
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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Periodontist Woodbury

Periodontist Woodbury

Are you experiencing problems with your smile that are causing you to run into walls when it comes to getting the care you need? Often it seems as if the path to a healthier and beautiful path is simple, when truly for many of us it can require far more work and procedure than we ever deemed possible. Gummy smiles can stop us from receiving the cosmetic dental crowns we need to repair our teeth from damage and protect them from further decay. Still others who have had to undergo teeth extraction to save the rest of their smile from harm will come to find that this affects much more than the tooth you are having removed, but will in fact require more work to stop your jaw bone from becoming compromise in the process. Fortunately, you can find the care you need for effective crown lengthening and ridge preservation procedure at the offices of your local Woodbury periodontist at Elan Katz, DDS, PC.

Gum Surgery Woodbury

Gum Surgery Woodbury

If you are suffering from a gummy smile that requires corrections for cosmetic reasons to give you a more beautiful, or are dealing with teeth which appear to be too short for the dental crowns you need, your Woodbury periodontist can help with a crown lengthening procedure. This may sound terribly complicated and painful, but it is in fact simpler than you may think. This procedure does not involve actually adding new material to your teeth to make them longer, but instead works to remove excess gum line that has for one reason or another grown to cover a great deal of the crowns of your teeth. In doing so you can receive the longer crowns you need for dental caps and a more beautiful smile.

Extracting teeth takes much more than simply removing the tooth which has been deemed beyond repair and dangerous to the health of your smile, but in fact requires additional procedure unless the problem is remedied immediately to stop loss of bone at the extraction site. By utilizing a graft material, either synthetic, donor, or a sample of your bone, and placing it deeply and securely within the socket of the extracted tooth your professional Woodbury periodontist works to preserve the ridge of your smile. Without a tooth to anchor and encourage continue jaw bone grown, this empty space can cause the bone to reabsorb permanently and can disfigure it for life.

Whether you need a crown lengthening procedure for dental caps, or a ridge preservation treatment to insure bone strength for a later dental implant, you can find the care you need to help you towards a healthy smile at the offices of Elan Katz, DDS, PC. Our team have been proudly serving our local community as your neighborhood Woodbury periodontist for over 35 years. Our level of experienced coupled with state of the art technology is exactly what you need for truly personalized and advanced oral health care to give you a beautiful and healthy smile.

Crown Lengthening Woodbury
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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Gum Disease Specialist Syosset

Gum Disease Specialist Syosset

The main reason that patients choose Dr. Elan Katz as their Sysosset gum disease specialist is because they know that he can provide the most in depth and effective treatments. How we treat your gum disease will depend on the severity of your individual case. Periodontal disease can become very serious if it is not treated effectively, sometimes leading to tooth loss and severe inflammation. Periodontal disease often occurs as a result of poor oral hygiene habits. If harmful bacteria like tartar and plaque are not removed properly through brushing and flossing, they can begin to eat away at your teeth’s enamel and also inflame your gums. The bacteria eventually overwhelm the pockets that exist between your teeth and your gums and can later put the underlying bone at risk if not treated properly.

Jericho Periodontal Care

Jericho Periodontal Care

Some symptoms that serve as indicators of gum disease include redness of the gums, gum tenderness, pain in the gums, and bleeding from the gums. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should visit our Sysosset gum disease specialist so that we can evaluate them and recommend a viable treatment. In some cases, we use antibiotics for periodontal disease treatment. Antibiotic treatments can be used on their own, or in conjunction with scaling and root planing, curettage, or surgery. Antibiotic medicines come in different forms, such as pills or topical gels, which you put directly in the infected gum pockets. Antibiotic treatments have been proven effective in many different cases of periodontal disease. Dr. Katz can let you know if antibiotics would work best for you after a consultation and examination.

If you are interested in learning more about periodontal treatments or any of the other services provided by Sysosset gum disease specialist Dr. Katz, we invite you to visit our practice’s website. There you can find additional information about these topics and more. If you have any questions or concerns that you feel we can help you with, we would love to hear from you so that we can address them. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours or send us a message using the contact form on our website.

Periodontal Treatment Syosset
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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