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.
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.