Preserve The Health Of Your Gums With These Periodontal Procedures

M.Y. Dental Spa offers caring, compassionate, and comprehensive dental care for patients in the Midtown Manhattan area. The dental team at this general and cosmetic dentistry practice has a strong commitment to ensuring that all patients receive the care they need for a beautiful smile while feeling as comfortable and relaxed as possible. The team at M.Y. Dental Spa offers more than 20 years of experience in dentistry, along with pain-free dental care and a welcoming environment. 

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The incredibly common disease and the leading cause of tooth loss in adults is periodontal disease or gum disease in dentistry. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease or are experiencing symptoms, know that at M.Y. Dental Spa, Dr. Mimi Yeung has treatment options for you. Here Haute Beauty expert Dr. Yeung gives an overview of the periodontal procedures and surgeries designed to preserve the health of the gums and the rest of your facial structure.

What causes gum disease?

The sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth is better known as plaque. When plaque is forming on your teeth, it is essential to clean them well; if not it can cause your gums to swell. When this occurs, your gums separate from your teeth. Once the plaque gets stuck in these pockets, it can no longer be removed with your regular dental hygiene routine. Not treating this can result in gum disease.

How is gum disease treated?

When gum disease is detected early on, M.Y. Dental Spa can often control the condition from getting worse with treatment. The simple ways to manage it are by changing your current at-home oral care routine and following a healthier lifestyle.

Another excellent method is scaling and root planing. This deep cleaning allows Dr. Yeung to get under the gums, smooth the roots, remove plaque and tartar buildup. This can take more than one visit to complete.

PerioProtect is a highly advanced treatment that uses a special tray system to deliver medicine under the gum, killing bacteria. The treatment is available for at-home use. The other option available is Perio Laser Therapy. This laser therapy helps patients avoid gum surgery while still getting the treatment needed.

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What happens when your tooth falls out?

In the scenario where your tooth has fallen out due to gum disease, you can get a dental implant to reconstruct your smile. To receive a dental implant, you need to have a strong jawbone that can fully support the metal post of the implant. If you did not take immediate action after tooth loss, you could be dealing with extensive bone decay. This does not prevent you from getting a dental implant, but it can add an extra step to the process, using bone grafting to rebuild the jaw.

How can you cosmetically enhance the appearance of your smile?

Reshaping and improving the overall aesthetic of the gums may involve plastic surgery like grafting to fill in the areas where you have a receding gum line, crown lengthening, recontouring a “gummy smile,” or correcting an uneven gum line. To discuss gum diseases treatment options, call M.Y. Dental Spa at (212)-935-3212.

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