Ever wondered why a periodontist is different from a general dentist? We can answer those questions and why you should see a periodontist for your gum disease treatment in Westchester.
What is a Periodontist?
A periodontist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gum disease (infections of the structures around the teeth) and placing dental implants. A periodontist does a lot for your gum health. They receive extensive training in these areas including three additional years of education beyond dental school. The important thing to know here is that they are basically specialists for your gums. Our Westchester Periodontists are well trained and keep up to date with the latest techniques for addressing periodontal disease as well as performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Our periodontists can treat more severe periodontal cases. We can treat people with severe gum disease or a complicated medical history. We offer a variety of treatments such as scaling and root planing (we clean the infected surface of the root) or root surface debridement (when we removed damaged tissue). Our periodontist team can treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. They are specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of your dental implants as well.
What Can I Expect?
Our periodontists Dr. Loshak and Dr. Celenza will review your complete medical history and dental histories. It’s extremely important for them to know what medications you are taking or if you have any condition that can affect your treatment, like heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy. One of them will examine your gums and check for gum line recession and how the teeth fit together when biting. We may also take X-rays at the first visit.
Who Should Visit a Periodontist?
A general dentist can usually help patients if you have minor gum problems. However if you are exhibiting signs of gum disease it is time to come see our periodontists. Aging can also cause some periodontal problems so it is important to come in so we can assess what treatment you will need. Individuals in Westchester with dental implants or who need dental implants should also visit with a periodontist.
Drs. Loshak and Celenza are a qualified team that have your best interests at heart and who are periodontists who specialize in the health of your gums and other areas surrounding your teeth. They can give you the solution that you need. Contact us today!