Periodontics and Dental Implant Long Island

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

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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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Dental Implant Specialist Syosset

Dental Implant Specialist Syosset

Dental implants have the ability to solve many of your dental problems – both aesthetic and functional! At the periodontal office of Dr. Elan Katz, our Syosset dental implant specialist understands how important it is that these two factors go hand in hand. That’s why we focus on providing our patients with the best quality treatment. The process of receiving dental implants is less complicated than you may think, and the results are definitely worth while.

A dental implant is basically a permanent replacement tooth. Our Syosset dental implant specialist uses metal anchors that are implanted in the jawbone, virtually replacing the roots of the missing tooth. Then small posts are attached to the implant. These act as stable anchors in the gums, which the replacement teeth will be attached to. The procedure actually has two steps, the first being placing the implants in the jawbone. Our implant dentist, Dr. Katz, will then advice the patient to take ample healing time. Then the implants can be added, and then lastly, the final step is to make your new teeth! The entire procedure typically takes about six to eight months, but most patients do not experience any interruption in their everyday life.

Syosset Dental Implants

Syosset Dental Implants

Dr. Katz is an expert at creating and matching implants to your own personal smile, in order to bring you the most natural and beautiful results. Implants can improve the appearance of your teeth, and restore your confident smile. Daily tasks may also become easier, like eating, and speaking properly.

In the end, your health is what matters most to us. That’s why when you visit our Syosset dental implant specialist, Dr. Elan Katz, you can be assured you are in good hands. If you have one or more missing teeth, and you’ve been considering finally doing something about it, we invite you to schedule a consultation. Simply call us at 516-504-3376, or visit our website periodontist-longisland.com to make an appointment online. Dental implants might be the answer to your dental problems, and now there’s no reason you shouldn’t enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for life.

Implant Dentist Syosset
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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Syosset Periodontist

Syosset Periodontist

Periodontal disease is all too common in the United States and some form of the disease has been detected in a large number of adults. If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease, know that you are not the only one and the focus should now be on your treatment. From the moment you are diagnosed, how you take care of your teeth each day is what will determine whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed down, or gets worse. Our Syosset periodontist, Elan Katz, DDS, PC has found that there is a higher success rate when proper home maintenance and professional treatments are combined.

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Syosset

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing Syosset

When the initial treatment is done and your mouth is in healthier condition, we suggest you come in to see Dr. Katz for regular check-ups and cleanings every 3 months. It’s also very important that your home care regimen be continued. All patients, regardless of age or dental condition, should have a general cleanings at least twice a year to prevent serious dental problems, including periodontal disease. When periodontal disease is present, however, and reaches a more serious state, our Syosset periodontist will recommend a periodontal scaling and root planing. Root Planing is a careful cleaning of the root surface below the gum line to remove plaque, toxins, tartar, and stains that may cause inflammation to the gum tissue and surrounding bone. This procedure is more intensive than a routine general cleaning and an important part of stopping any further progress of periodontal disease.

Our Syosset periodontist knows that scaling and root planing is one of the most effective periodontal procedures to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Studies have shown that scaling and root planing greatly reduces the swelling of the gums, shrinks “pocket” depths and removes bacteria. With that research in mind, this form of periodontal cleaning is usually the first type of treatment recommended by Dr. Katz for treating periodontitis. In addition to scaling and root planing, antibiotics may be used in pill form or locally administered directly into the pockets. When periodontal cleanings alone cannot control the disease, Dr. Katz will recommend more progressive periodontal procedures.

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

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Brookville Implant Dentist

Brookville Implant Dentist

A single missing tooth can be more than just a cosmetic issue, but a physical ailment affecting the overall oral health of your smile. Even just one missing tooth can have truly detrimental effects on your gum line and bone health. When it comes to permanent, lifelong solutions to replacing a single missing tooth, there is no treatment more effective or enduring than a dental implant, and you don’t have to go far to get one. Your local and trustworthy Brookville implant dentist at the offices of Elan Katz, DDS, PC can be your number one source for dental implants to give you a beautiful alternative to a bridge or partial denture for a beautiful smile for life.

Periodontics Brookville NY

Periodontics Brookville NY

Dental implants are a preferred method of treatment over partial dentures and bridges for a variety of reasons. With dental implants your treatment works to replace the entirety of your tooth, including the root by way of a titanium rod, instead of a simple prosthodontics that sits on top of the gum line. This insures a lasting dental treatment as well as healthier eating habits. Bridges are secured into your mouth by utilizing the other teeth surrounding the missing space as a means of placement, which often affects the health of these teeth, as large amounts of them must often be removed in order to apply the placement structures. Since a bridge sits on top of the gums, not implanted within them, the gum line can often recede and give an unnatural appearance, as well as an unhealthy one. Dental implants from your Brookville implant dentist are far easier to clean and care for, making a healthy smile one that is easy for you to maintain.

Single tooth dental implants are always placed exactingly with the assistance of digital x-rays for 3D imaging technology, as well as dental molds to insure a perfect fit every time. By implanting your dental work directly into the jaw bone, your Brookville implant dentist actually works to encourage healthy bone growth to hold your implant in naturally. Dental implants are crafted of a titanium post fitting with a porcelain crown which can last a lifetime with proper care. Porcelain resists staining even better than your natural smile, so you never have to worry about your favorite food or drink staining your beautiful new dental work.

Our team at the offices of Elan Katz, DDS, PC has been proudly serving our local community as your professional Brookville implant dentist for over 35 years. Dr. Katz and our staff have the experience and knowledge you need to receive the very best in dental implants. From state of the art technology to insure exact placement and caring hands to see that your dental treatment is as comfortable as it is effective, you can find exactly what you need at the offices of Elan Katz DDS, PC to replace your missing tooth for a beautiful smile.

Brookville Dental Implant Specialist
380 North Broadway, Suite L11
Jericho, NY 11753
516-504-3376

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