Periodontal Treatment in Rego Park, NY

Periodontal treatment is the specialized area of dentistry concentrating on gum disease. Periodontitis, or advanced gum disease, affects nearly one-half of Americans over the age of 30. With the successful treatment options available today, tooth loss does not have to be the outcome of an unhealthy gumline.

The doctors and the oral healthcare professionals at Dental Arts Rego Park, located near you in Rego Park, want to educate their patients, current and new, on the aspects and the scopes of periodontal treatment in 11374.

Gingivitis to Periodontitis

Gum disease is sneaky and progressive. The first stage is gingivitis. In this stage, the gums become swollen, reddened and easily bleed due to the build-up of plaque. This condition is easily treated (when compared to other treatments) and is completely reversible by a professional cleaning followed by daily brushing, flossing and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash.

However, if gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress to periodontitis, the serious condition. The build-up of bacterial plaque affects the gumline and the supporting bone and ligaments of the teeth. Eventually, the teeth become loose and will need surgical treatment.

Non-Surgical Treatment

The first step in treating periodontitis is called scaling and root planing. The procedure is the scraping of the plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth and roots, and then planing (smoothing) the root surfaces to prevent bacteria from again colonizing within the grooves and crevices. This treatment may take several dental visits and a local anesthetic may be used.

The gums will heal and attach to the newly-cleaned surfaces of the teeth. The dentist Rego Park will determine if further treatment is necessary after the healing of the scaling and planing procedures.

Pocket Reduction Procedure

This procedure, also known as flap surgery, is both surgical and invasive. This procedure is necessary when the gums do not attach snugly, or properly, after scaling and planing. The gumline is cut to expose the supporting bone of teeth. The pocket reduction procedure is the scaling and the planing upon the damaged bone to eliminate the formed pockets and allow the gums to attach to healthy bone.

Gum Grafts and Regenerative Procedures

The most aggressive and invasive of the periodontal treatments near you is the grafting of the gums and the supporting bone to induce new growth where there has been loss. The grafting tissue for the gums may be harvested from other areas of the patient’s mouth or palate. The grafting material for the bone may be either synthetic or natural. The natural tissue may be harvested from the patient or donated from medically-produced material.

Periodontal Maintenance

The maintenance after any periodontal treatment involves meticulous oral care at home often with prescriptions for antibiotics or for an antimicrobial mouth rinse. These prescribed medications are necessary to prevent the growth of bacteria and the spread of infection.The routine dental check-ups and cleanings will be more frequent to monitor the condition of the teeth and gums and the success of the treatment.

If you would like a consultation regarding periodontal treatment for you or for a member of your family, then please contact the oral healthcare professionals at Dental Arts, located in Rego Park, serving communities of Corona, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Middle Village, Jackson Heights, The Bronx, Woodside, Maspeth, Whitestone, Flushing, Ridgewood, Glendale, Woodhaven, East Elmhurst, Sunnyside, Jamaica, College Point, Ozone Park, Queens, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, South Richmond Hill, and Long Island City, NY, where new patients are always welcome.

Dental Arts Rego Park is trusted and highly recommended for periodontal treatments, as well as for other procedures in general, corrective and restorative dentistry.

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Alice Cooperol

Dr. Zina and her staff are amazing. I felt very informed about the procedure before hand. They even gave me tips to heal and recover as quickly and comfortably as possible. Overall, a great experience and very happy I chose this practice for my wisdom teeth removal.

Gladys James

It was wonderful being able to remove my teeth and get my new set on the same day. I didn’t have to go to work with no teeth. The staff was wonderful and told me what to expect every step of the way. The staff was awesome very accommodating, they made sure that I was comfortable.

Mae Long

Dr. Zina made me feel so comfortable that I now bring my entire family to see her. She is friendly and sweet and has a very welcoming personality. She has a very calm persona and makes you feel very comfortable. My 9 year old now looks forward to going to the dentist. Thank you Dr Gotlieb for the wonderful care you took with my family and I.

Scott Mcdaniel

Dr. Zina is the best dentist ever!! She is a perfectionist, it’s amazing! Had teeth pulled by him, root canals done, and now working on getting implants and NEVER had an issues after all was done. She is a very nice guy and so down to earth, very personable. she even has his own art work around the office and the space is beautiful!!!!! Very talented and knowledgeable!!!! Really glad I have him as my family’s dentist.

Andrea Gordon

I have been blessed to have the acquaintance of the best dentist I have had these past years. Dr. Zina is the consummate professional and always at the top of his profession with regard to new technology. The Doctor's staff not only supports him in every way but is the key to patient support. keeps me up to date and is always accommodating - thank you so very much!

Faye Bates

This office is wonderful- very clean facility with friendly and courteous staff. Dr. Zina Gotlieb is so nice and personable, and she spent more time counseling and answering questions than I have experienced at any other dental office. And she did not try to push any unnecessary treatments. I highly recommend this practice!

Annie Hawkins

Great experience here with the staff and work quality. Came here for a borderline emergency wisdom tooth removal which was handled quickly and with amazing care they are now my main dental office. Dr. Zina is an asset as shes always there to great you with a smile and reminding my forgetful self about my upcoming appointments.