Periodontics

Periodontics in New York

Gum Disease & Overall Health

Periodontal or gum disease (sometimes referred to as gingivitis) is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among U.S adults. Nearly half the population experiences some form in their lives, and it can slowly destroy the gums and surrounding tissue supporting the teeth; which play a critical role in the function and aesthetics of both your oral and overall health.

Inflammation and the bacteria associated with periodontal disease have been demonstrated to have a relationship with the prevalence and severity of many systemic diseases such as: diabetes, cancer, stroke, heart disease, and more.

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Am I At Risk For Periodontal Disease?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), periodontal disease is more common in:

  • Men than women (56.4% vs 38.4%),
  • Those living below the federal poverty level (65.4%)
  • Current smokers (64.2%)

Other prevalent data linked to age groups include:

  • 47.2% of adults aged 30+ have some form of periodontal disease
  • 70.1% of adults 65+ have periodontal disease

Common Symptoms Of Periodontal Disease

The causes of gum disease oftentimes go unnoticed because patients generally don’t even know they have it. This interferes with early prevention and may cause warning signs such as:

  • Bleeding or receding gums
  • Consistent bad breath
  • Visible plaque build-up
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Loose teeth

The common cause of periodontal disease is the accumulation of dental plaque when if not removed will lead to inflammation of the gum (gingivitis) and the loss of supporting tissues (bone) of the teeth. Other causes include:

  • Genetics
  • Certain Medications
  • Pregnancy
  • Trauma from Occlusion

How Our Innovative Treatments Can Help

From minimally invasive treatments for gingivitis to surgical procedures for more advanced stages of periodontitis, we provide the following services:

  • Periodontal Maintenance
  • Bone Grafting
  • Gingivectomy
  • Guided Tissue Regeneration
  • Gum Grafting
  • Osseous Surgery
  • Scaling & Root Planing

In most cases of early detection of periodontal disease, we can start patients on a maintenance program to get them on the path to a healthier mouth.

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Our Oral Health Mission

At WestDental we educate, promote and provide proper oral health care as an integral step towards improved overall health and to help people of all ages live healthier and more productive lives—as many people are unaware of the connection between poor oral health and chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s and certain cancers. WestDental is the only dental organization in New York that has clinical affiliations with high-quality large medical groups and healthcare systems so we can coordinate care with treating physicians.

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Why We're the Right Choice for You and Your Family
  • Convenient Locations and Hours. Spanish Speaking Staff.
  • Each Office is Affiliated with a Prominent Local Medical Group or Hospital to Provide Comprehensive Coordinated Care.
  • Managed by Healthcare Professionals with Your Best Interests in Mind.
  • Most Insurances Accepted. Significant Discount Plan for Those Without Insurance.
  • Full Range of General and Specialty Services for Patients of All Ages.
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