Healthy gums are the gateway to a healthy smile! Visit East Hills Dental Associates in Roslyn Heights, NY for the dental care you need.
Your gum health and your overall oral health are directly linked. When the gums are infected, you may experience shifting teeth and eventually even tooth loss. Periodontal disease is a progressive infection of the gum tissue that may lead to other complex oral health concerns if not properly treated. In advanced cases of periodontal disease, it can compromise the health and function of the teeth, gums, and bone structure. Treating periodontal disease as early as possible can vastly reduce your chance of developing gum or tooth damage.
Signs of Periodontal Disease:
- Shifting teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen, red gums
- Receding gum line
- formation of deep pockets around the teeth and gums
Although periodontal disease is a common oral health concern, it is highly preventable. Dr. Richard Sousa and our team at East Hills Dental Associates focus on patient education and preventive dental care to improve the health and quality of your natural smile. We offer personalized solutions and custom plans to fit your specif dental needs. Through personalized, patients focused on dental care, we hope to improve patient smiles.
Improve Your Gum Health
The best way to achieve a healthier smile is to establish proper oral health habits. Finding effective ways to protect your oral health can minimize your risk of developing advanced oral health problems. Consider incorporating these key tips to improve your gum and overall oral health.
- Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day.
- Drink water after meals.
- Use mouthwash to help reduce plaque buildup.
- Maintain good overall physical health.
- Quit smoking and tobacco use.
- Receive regular dental cleanings.
- Schedule regular preventive care visits to your dentist.
During your preventive care exam, we screen for complex dental problems. If gum disease is identified during your exam, Dr. Sousa will create a treatment plan based on your needs. At East Hills Dental Associates we offer a full range of periodontal therapy services to treat various stages of gum disease. Our goal is to effectively remove diseased tissue and restore health to the teeth and gums. Depending on your needs, Dr. Sousa may recommend one or more of these solutions to treat periodontal disease.
- Antibacterial Rinses
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Oral Surgery
Schedule An Appointment
Taking care of your gums can improve the health of your smile. Visit East Hills Dental Associates for the dental care you need. To schedule an appointment, call (516) 253-6873 or schedule an appointment online.