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NYC Periodontal Specialist

Periodontics NYC

Are you suffering from the damages of gum disease inside your smile? Often times this destructive illness can progress inside our smiles without us even realizing it, causing no pain and working at such a gradual rate that it can seem as if nothing is wrong one moment before the damage becomes one which threatens the longevity for our teeth and even the health of the jaw bone lying beneath it. Fortunately, when routine care fails to keep gum disease in check, patients can always count on the advanced care treatment options of their local NYC periodontal specialist at the state of the art offices of the Dental Specialty Associates.

Periodontitis Treatment 10007

Periodontitis Treatment 10007

Periodontitis is the later stages of gum disease which begin to cause harm to your smile. This process begins when heightened levels of bacteria turn against you to wear away at your gum lines, causing the edge of your gums where they meet the surface of the teeth to gradually recede. Eventually this recession turns from gradual and cosmetic to deep and harmful to the health of your teeth as the space grows to a gap between the teeth and the gum lines. When this happens, the gap will continue to grow to make teeth loose and cause them to become lost to the ravages of this painless yet highly destructive oral illness. While root planing and scaling can often stop periodontitis form proceeding in its early stages, for some the gap is simply too great to treat through cleaning alone. In these cases patients will need to visit their professional NYC periodontal specialist for pocket reduction surgery. This treatment works to physically repair the gum lines by actually working to reattach them. The procedure begins by cleaning the spaces which require care gently yet effectively to remove the plaque and tartar that work to breed disease spreading bacteria in these pockets around each tooth where brushing and flossing simply cannot reach. Once the spaces are completely free of bacteria, plaque, and calculus your oral surgeon will work to close the gaps created around the teeth by gently under local sedation working to maneuver the gum line back to their original position, and securing them into place with a small suture that will work to stop these gaps from growing any further.

Periodontitis will only grow worse without professional care, and as such patients should not hesitate to visit their neighborhood NYC periodontal specialist for the care their mouths need. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the offices of the Dental Specialty Associates are experienced periodontal experts necessary to perform the best in gum disease treatments. With pocket reduction surgery from the Dental Specialty Associates you can stop gum disease from causing dental loss to your smile.

Gum Disease Treatments NYC
225 Broadway, Suite 101
New York, NY 10007
646-525-4822

Periodontist New York City

Periodontist New York City

Dr. Jessica Schwartz Periodontist

Dr. Jessica Schwartz Periodontist

Periodontics focuses on the health and treatment of gums and bones, working to correct and prevent damage caused by gingivitis, periodontitis or other gum diseases.  Dr. Jessica Schwartz is a dental specialist in the field of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. We encourage you to contact us 646-525-4822 with any questions or comments you may have. We understand your unique needs and share your goal to achieve a healthy mouth and proud smile.

What is periodontal disease?

The word “periodontal” literally means “around the tooth”. Periodontal disease (also known as “gum disease”, “pyorrhea” or “periodontal infection”) is an ongoing bacterial infection in the gums and bone around your teeth. This infection leads to an inflammation under the gums. If not treated, this inflammation can destroy the bone around your teeth. This results in tooth loss. 75% of all adult tooth loss is due to periodontal infection.

More importantly, research has associated periodontal infection to several serious medical problems; including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. As ongoing research continues to define how periodontal disease is associated with these and other health problems, good oral health is essential. Periodontal health is a key component to a healthy body.

Periodontic Specialist in New York City

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

Periodontal Treatment New York City

Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed). They can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. In addition, periodontists are specially trained in the placement and repair of dental implants.

Gum Disease New York City

Gum Disease New York City

During the first visit, the periodontist usually reviews the patient’s complete medical and dental histories. It is extremely important for the periodontist to know if any medications are being taken or if the patient is being treated for any condition that can affect periodontal care, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy.

The periodontist examines the gums, checks to see if there is any gum line recession, assesses how the teeth fit together when biting, and checks the teeth to see if any are loose. The periodontist will also take a small measuring instrument called a probe and place it between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets; this helps the periodontist assess the health of the gums. X-rays may also be taken to observe the health of the bone below the gum line.

Symptoms of Periodontal Infection

Periodontal infection is usually painless until it reaches an advanced stage. However, there are some symptoms which can indicate the presence of periodontal infection.

These include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding when brushing (pink toothbrush) or at other times
  • Aching, itchy, sore or tender gums
  • Receding gums (teeth beginning to look longer)
  • Bad breath

Dr. Schwartz the best Periodontist dentist in New York City Manhattan located at

225 Broadway, Suite 101
New York, NY 10007
646-525-4822