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Treatment for Gum Disease

Gum disease, also called periodontitis, is a serious oral health condition that can threaten your smile as well as your overall health. Not only is gum disease the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States, but it has also been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and premature birth. Therefore, at Gramercy Dental Center, we take your gum health seriously. We offer a number of proven dental treatments to reverse periodontal disease before it produces detrimental consequences within your health and impacts your well-being.

Your gums play an important role towards your oral health, and they are the foundation of your smile. However, these connective tissues are also susceptible to infection, particularly when plaque and tartar are allowed to accumulate along the tooth roots and gums. In many cases, this infection is triggered when oral hygiene is neglected or when brushing and flossing habits are not adhered to. At its first stages, gum disease presents itself as red, puffy or swollen gums. However, early gum disease (gingivitis) can quickly advance and cause the gums to recede or pull away from the tooth roots. If allowed to progress further, the infection can destroy the underlying bone structure, causing teeth to lose their stability or even fall out.

Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease

One of the best ways we can help patients avoid serious gum disease is by educating them on the signs and symptoms to watch out for. Gum disease is highly treatable in its early stages. If you are experiencing one or more of the following warning signs, consider making an appointment for gum disease therapy at Gramercy Dental Center:

  • Bleeding gums after brushing
  • Puffy, red and tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Teeth that have become loose
  • Changes in how your teeth or dentures fit together

While we assess your gum health at every routine dental checkup, some patients may require more frequent exams or benefit from a deep cleaning on a periodic basis. Those who use tobacco, have a family history of gum disease or suffer from diabetes are at a higher risk for periodontal disease. In addition, pregnancy and crooked teeth that are difficult to clean may also make you more susceptible to gum infections.

To learn more about effective gum disease from a top New York dentist, please contact our office today.

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Love it love it!
I never been a fan of the dentist until I got to this office !
The staff is super friendly !
The doctor is great
And Tania find everything possible option to make it as affordable as possible with multiple payments options !
Make your appointment as soon as you can and you would be smiling like me

Elizabeth A.

I’ve been going to Gramercy (formally personal dental) dental for over 6 years. awesome staff, nice facility and helpful payment options. always feel well cared for and confident in the service and care. highly recommend.

Akia S.

I’ve been coming here for years, the prices are very reasonable! Dr. Shin is amazing and treated me with a lot of care and comfort. You never have to wait to be seen. Making appointments are very easy to do over the phone, they’re very flexible! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Jeanette D.

Dr Dorn is an experienced, professional dentist who provides top notch care.
Hygienist, Elena K, is by far the BEST hygienist I have ever met. Her 22yr experience in the field speaks for itself! Simply amazing!

Marjorie J.

I love the work that Liz performance in my mouth she is very responsible as she explained what is going to happen if I don’t take care of my teeth. I Love the treatment that she gives me, thank you !

Gahudys R.

Amazing experience, walked in without an appointment with a chip in my front tooth, got scene right away! The service was amazing the ladies on the counter were very helpful and accommodating! My doctor was a lovely lady named dr. Sciortino! Very gentle and professional also very fast! Wonderful experience will be making this my go to dentist in the future!

Lorraine G.

I haven’t gone to the dentist in over 15 years and my experience at Grammercy Dental Center was amazing! I was terrified of the procedures being painful but the dental hygientist took the tame ti explain everything to me and made me feel comfortable with all dental procedures. I would recomend this dental center to all my coworkers and everyone I know!

D B.

Thank God for new management ! My Dental hegenist Elaina was the best !!! She cleaned my teeth with love. I feel like a new person. The center is clean and beautiful. The people that work here are friendly and professional. Been coming for years and I definitely recommend this Dental Center.

Nafii J.

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