Gum disease is one of the most common oral health concerns. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to advanced dental issues such as shifting teeth, bleeding gums, and tooth loss. Studies have suggested that patients with gum disease have an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and diabetes. Taking the rights steps to take care of your teeth and gums can contribute to achieving better overall health.
Dr. Sal Lotardo of Bella Smiles is a highly trained dentist who is committed to helping each of our patients achieve a healthier smile. Dr. Lotardo will evaluate your oral health and determine the stage and severity of gum disease before recommending the appropriate treatment. If you have not been screened for gum disease, visit Bella Smiles in Riverhead, NY.
Treating Gum Disease
At Bella Smiles in Riverhead, Dr. Lotardo offers a wide range of periodontal therapy solutions for treating all signs and symptoms of gum disease. Dr. Lotardo will work with you to create a specialized treatment plan.
Antibacterial Rinse: Antibacterial rinse can be used in the early stage of gum disease (gingivitis). Patients may have to use an antibacterial rinse in conjunction with scaling and root planing for an effective solution.
Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is an intensive deep cleaning of the teeth and gum line. The goal of scaling and root planing is to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Patients may need to undergo scaling and root planing multiple times to eliminate gum disease.
Oral Surgery: For advanced cases of gum disease (periodontitis), Dr. Lotardo may suggest gum surgery. We do not perform gum surgery in our dental facility, Dr. Lotardo will coordinate care with a local specialist.
Schedule An Appointment
Early diagnosis can minimize your chance of needed invasive treatment. We recommend that patients visit Bella Smiles every six months for a preventive care exam in our Roslyn, NY dental office or our Riverhead, NY dental office. Our dental care team can work with you to find the dental treatment you need. To explore your dentistry options, contact Bella Smiles.