When you come to Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, you get some of the best periodontal work in Westchester NY. With our on-site fabrication lab and experienced periodontists, you can trust that you will get the best periodontal treatment in the area.
Our periodontists, Dr. Calagna and Dr. Loshak, received several more years of training after dental school to become masters of periodontics. They both have a passion for their work and are happy to educate you and discuss your periodontal needs. During their assessment of your mouth, they will carefully check for signs of gum disease. Depending on the severity of your issues, our periodontists can recommend various treatments.
If your gum disease is severe enough to require artificial tooth replacement, look no further than our fabrication lab. Our on-site lab cuts the creation time in half, getting your new prosthetics that much faster. And, if you need small adjustments, it’s much easier to go back and get them taken care of.
Did you know that one in two American adults are living with some form of periodontal disease? Periodontal disease comes from plaque and tartar accumulating on the teeth. Eventually, this plaque calcifies and turns into calculus, and we don't mean the math you studied in high school. Calculus is impossible to remove with a toothbrush and floss. These accumulations harbor oral bacteria, which sparks an inflammatory response in the gum tissue. That leads to sensitivity, redness, swelling, and even infection. After that, the gums start to separate from the teeth, leaving “pockets” in which more bacteria can find a home.
The pockets can become infected, and decay can begin in the tooth itself below the gum line. If left untreated, the gums can start to deteriorate and not support the teeth enough. Untreated, it can cause tooth loss. Oral bacteria can also target the underlying bone tissue, leading to bone and tooth loss. If left untreated, oral bacteria stemming from periodontal disease can even leach into the bloodstream. This can cause serious issues like diabetes, heart disease, and even some forms of cancer.
People who smoke, grind or clench their teeth, are under a lot of stress, take certain medications, have poor nutrition, or are diabetic are at a higher risk for developing periodontal disease. Fortunately, periodontists can identify and treat gum disease early. That way, it can help people to protect their overall health.
To become a periodontist, dentists must complete normal dental school and then apply for a periodontal residency. They will spend an extra 2-3 years learning more about periodontal disease, oral anatomy, and the placement of dental implants. Periodontics is one of nine dental specialties by the American Dental Association.
Periodontists are often called on by general and family dentists to handle complex cases. They have to do with gum disease or the placement of dental implants. As true experts in dentistry, periodontists are essential for maintaining a healthy smile. In fact, the American Academy of Periodontology recommends visiting your periodontist at least once a year for a comprehensive periodontal exam. During these exams, your doctor will check the health of your teeth, gums, and underlying bone tissue. If he spots any problems, your periodontist will be able to address them early. Here are a few of the different ways periodontists help their patients.
As true masters of tackling gum disease, periodontists offer procedures like debridement. It can remove calculus deposits from above and below the gumline. During this procedure, doctors use a special ultrasonic cleaner to remove deposits without damaging the gums or enamel.
Typically performed in stages, scaling and root planing involves removing calculus deposits from above and below the gumline. But, unlike debridement, people who need scaling and planing may have advanced periodontal disease. Scaling is the process of removing tartar. Planing involves smoothing the surface of the teeth so that calculus is less likely to accumulate in the future.
Periodontists can also help with connective tissue or gingival grafts. The procedure strengthens tooth sockets and covers gum exposure.
Dental extractions can impact the entirety of the periodontal arch. This is why your periodontist in Westchester might need to help.
One of the things that periodontists focus on during their professional training is the proper placement and maintenance of dental implants.
Your Westchester periodontist specializes in keeping your gums and teeth healthy. If you have any signs of gum disease, contact Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale today.Request an appointment
Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale is proud to have our very own periodontist in Scarsdale, Dr. Kevin M. Loshak. From the time he was a child, Dr. Loshak knew that he wanted to become a dentist. After earning his BA in Psychology, Dr. Loshak went on to earn his DDS degree from the University of Maryland Dental School. Next, he completed a residency at Booth Memorial Medical Center in Queens. He also mastered periodontics at the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Dr. Loshak stays up-to-date with all the latest periodontal treatments and techniques. He has also undergone special training for laser gum disease treatments in Scarsdale such as LANAP.
Besides offering a wide range of periodontal treatments, Dr. Loshak also performs treatments like crown lengthening, and dental implant surgery. As a doctor who cares about the patient experience, Dr. Loshak loves to make his patients look and feel better than ever. Contact Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale today to schedule your consultation.