Gum Disease Treatment

Peridontal Disease Treatment in Staten Island

Dr. Fred Hecht, a Staten Island dentist, can diagnose gum disease and recommend periodontal treatment.YOU MAY NOT THINK MUCH ABOUT YOUR GUMS WHEN YOU SCHEDULE A DENTAL-CHECKUP, but periodontal health is critical to overall oral health.

When food particles get trapped between teeth and plaque hardens into tartar, a bacterial infection called gum disease can take root. Gum disease, in the early stage, is referred to as gingivitis. Patients with gingivitis or gum infection may ignore the painless warning signs, which include gum inflammation, redness, and bleeding gums when you brush your teeth. Advanced gum disease, called periodontitis, is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. Our office provides expert gingivitis treatment and periodontitis treatment to help you achieve optimal gum health.

Periodontal disease (gum disease) has been linked to complications for diabetics and pregnant mothers. It is also responsible for an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, osteoporosis, and respiratory ailments. Fortunately, the Staten Island Dental Care hygiene team will help you avoid or recover completely from gum disease.

Gum disease treatment patient in Staten Island New York

At each checkup, we will evaluate your gums for periodontal disease and address problem areas with non-surgical therapy. Scaling away hardened plaque below the gum line, planing roots to eliminate rough areas prone to plaque buildup, and administering Arestin antibiotic to fight bacteria can help many patients recover from periodontal disease. We will refer advanced cases to a trusted periodontist.

Contact Us for Gum Disease Treatment in Staten Island Today!

If you suffer from bleeding gums, gum inflammation, or if you have not seen a dentist in the past six months, call to schedule your visit with Staten Island Dentist Dr. Fred Hecht. Our patients find our location and our extended hours convenient for their busy lifestyles. You will, too! Click here to learn more about gum disease.