Periodontal Therapy An Overview
At Bella Smiles in Riverhead and Roslyn, Dr. Lotardo looks for the early warning signs of developing gum disease during your preventive care visits, recommending appropriate treatment when necessary. Treating periodontal disease early is the key to limiting progression and restoring your oral health with conservative treatment options.
Keeping your gums healthy is a key component of the preventive dental care program at both of our Long Island dentist office locations- healthy gums support healthy teeth.
There are two stages of gum disease, each of which can have varying degrees of severity as harmful bacteria affect the gums tissue and diminish its ability to support the teeth properly and serve as a barrier to the bloodstream. The connection between poor oral health and an increased risk for a range of diseases has been proven and continues to be studied.
It is also important for patients who have existing health concerns such as diabetes and heart disease to maintain good oral health. Gum disease can exacerbate symptoms and make it harder to manage your health. Dr. Lotardo and Dr. Cupsa work with patients on a personal level, taking the time to understand the unique factors affecting your dental health in order to provide personalized care to keep your smile healthy.