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A Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the periodontium. Periodontists are experts in the management of patients with periodontal diseases including all forms of gingivitis, periodontitis and gingival recession (gum recession). In some countries, Periodontists are also experts in the surgical aspects of dental implant therapy.

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The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament. The word comes from the Greek words peri meaning around and odons, meaning tooth. Literally taken, it means study of that which is “around the tooth”.

Bone grafting during conventional periodontal flap surgery provides the opportunity for the surgeon to stimulate new bone development in some of these regions if measures are undertaken before the disease progresses too far and before too much foundational structure is destroyed. Bone grafting techniques utilize various types of grafting materials to “stimulate” new bone development between existing bone and the adjacent tooth surface. The graft particles act as a scaffolding for new bone growth, actually allowing the body to eventually replace the graft material with natural bone produced by the patient’s own development system. Sources of bone graft materials include bovine, porcine, human, and some synthetic materials. Each clinical situation calls for specific types of grafting and it is the decision of the surgeon as to what type of material will be used in a particular situation.

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The mouth, as a whole, restores and enhances the face and its beauty. Healthy gum tissue protects your teeth from periodontal (gum) disease and sensitivity while giving you a great smile. Routine dental check ups along with proper brushing are essential for healthy gums. Esthetix Dentist, NYC’s Dental Implant & Cosmetic Specialist is a full mouth reconstruction center where we treat the mouth completely rather than a “fixer upper” for one present problem. Dental Plastic Surgery involves recreating lost function due to missing teeth and lost esthetics due to gum recession and periodontal disease.

Periodontal Treatment For Loose Teeth And Gum Recession

Loose Teeth & Gum Recession

Gum recession and loose teeth can occur for a variety of reasons, including periodontal diseases, teeth grinding, traumatic injuries, and more. A dental professional can identify the reason you are dealing with these issues.

Periodontal Treatment For Bad Breath Or Halitosis In Washington Heights

Bad Breath Or Halitosis

If you are dealing with persistent bad breath (known as halitosis), a bad taste in your mouth, or plaque buildup on your teeth, it is likely you need to see an experienced periodontist.

Blood From Teeth And Gums

Blood From Teeth & Gums

Bleeding from gums and teeth, particularly after brushing or flossing, typically indicates gum weakness or periodontal disease. If you are facing these issues, contact the team at Esthetix Dentist, NYC’s Dental Implant & Cosmetic Specialist to schedule an exam.

Periodontal Treatment For Gingivitis And Gum Diseases

Gingivitis & Gum Diseases

When you have gum inflammation or disease, you will experience consistent bad breath, bad mouth taste, and an unclean feeling in your mouth. Let our experienced team at Esthetix Dentist, NYC’s Dental Implant & Cosmetic Specialist provide excellent, affordable solutions.

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Professional Dentists For Periodontal Procedures

Whether you are experiencing gum disease, inflammation, bleeding, halitosis, or other concerns, our dental procedures at Esthetix Dentist, NYC’s Dental Implant & Cosmetic Specialist are painless and affordable. Our goal as professional dentists is to help you experience a beautiful smile and healthy teeth possible utilizing the latest dental technologies.

Laser Gum Surgery In Washington Heights

Laser Gum Surgery

Our periodontists use both soft and hard tissue lasers for advanced gum care and surgery.

Dental Plastic Surgery

Dental Plastic Surgery

Let our experienced Washington Heights dentists provide exceptional care and service throughout your dental plastic surgery.

Teeth Replacement With Dental Implants In Washington Heights

Teeth Replacement With Dental Implants

We use state-of-the-art technology to create natural-looking dental implants, and are experienced in implant maintenance and repairs.

Dental Crown Lengthening And Gingivectomy Treatments

Dental Crown Lengthening & Gingivectomy Treatments

When you need professional dental crown lengthening or help dealing with gum inflammation, visit Esthetix Dentist, NYC’s Dental Implant & Cosmetic Specialist.

Laser Periodontal Therapy

The concept of using tissue grafting to cover exposed root surfaces has been in use for the past twenty years. However, the surgical techniques used to accomplish this process have evolved several times over this time frame and each change has made the procedures easier on the patient and more predictable for the surgeon. Early grafting procedures used tissue from the surface of the patient’s palate as the donor source for the tissue graft itself. As time progressed, techniques were discovered that allowed a different type of tissue to be taken from an internal layer of the palatal tissue, significantly reducing the patient’s recovery. Over the past five years, techniques have again changed and in most cases, a type of “donor tissue” called acellular dermal matrix is used for most tissue grafting procedures.

What To Expect From Our Periodontal Services In Washington Heights

Usually, we divide the mouth into 4 quadrants and treat one quadrant of the mouth at a time. The surgical visits are ideally made two to 4 weeks apart, and take about an hour each on average. The mouth is numbed, just like if you were having a filling or crown done. The pockets are then measured while you are numb so that more accurate measurements can be made without causing discomfort. A first pass is made with the laser, giving the doctor access to the depth of the pockets and allowing better visualization of the teeth roots. Then the teeth are cleaned very thoroughly using ultrasonic instruments which have tips that vibrate very quickly. This loosens up any deposits on the teeth and flushes them away with an irrigating solution medicated with antibiotics. A second pass is made with the laser, disinfecting the pockets and sealing them up through the formation of a stable blood clot. The bite is then adjusted to minimize destructive, uneven clenching forces on the teeth.

Most people experience some mild soreness of the treated areas for the first few days. The tissue will appear discolored around the teeth, similar to what a scab looks like when you get it wet. It is very important NOT to brush or pick this away, as this fibrin barrier is what allows the gums underneath to get a head start creating a new attachment to the teeth.
Your bite will feel different as if the teeth don’t touch together as heavily on the treated side. This can feel imbalanced at first, but the teeth will quickly adapt. After both sides have been treated, as further refinements are made, your bite should feel stronger, more comfortable and more stable than ever.

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FAQ About Our Periodontal Procedures

Your comfort is our top priority, no matter which periodontal procedure we perform on your teeth. We want you to feel fully comfortable with your experience, from the first time you walk into the office to your final results. Click each link below to learn more!

Our goal at Esthetix Dental Spa is to make you smile about the work we do on your teeth, and its price too. While our work is always high-quality and the price reflects that, we have several payment plans available to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity.

The time frame for your procedure is entirely specific to the treatment you are having done on your teeth. We do our best to work efficiently while still making sure the procedure is done correctly, so you can trust that we have your best interest in mind throughout the process.

Depending on the treatment, you will likely experience some soreness as your teeth and gums heal. We do everything possible to ensure you are comfortable and painless throughout your dental procedures, and fully understand how to soothe any discomfort during the healing process afterward.

As the gums heal, the teeth will shift and your bite will need to be adjusted several times over the first few weeks, even for the first year and beyond. Although it seems counter-intuitive, an inadequate adjustment is what’s usually responsible for soreness or sensitivity following LANAP.
Three to six weeks after your surgery, impressions will be made of your teeth and splints will be fabricated to stabilize and immobilize the teeth while you sleep. It is important to wear these splints, as we humans have a tendency to periodically clench our teeth and jaws during sleep. This clenching can produce extremely damaging forces, which can delay or prevent healing.

Professional cleaning is recommended every three months for the first year, and re-evaluation of your condition will be done at the twelve-month visit. Most people with gum disease remain at risk for the rest of their lives, and would benefit from having their teeth cleaned every three months indefinitely.

Gum disease begins when a film called plaque accumulates on the teeth. Certain strains of bacteria that live in this plaque damage gum tissue and bone. Your body tries to fight this infection with an inflammatory assault, sending white blood cells to the area to destroy the bacteria. This inflammation causes the tissue to bleed easily when you brush or floss. This stage of the condition is called gingivitis. If the infection and inflammation persist, what results is a chronic inflammatory condition in which the gums and bone around the teeth are slowly destroyed, many times with no awareness or symptoms. At this stage, it is called periodontitis.
The biggest risk factors are ineffective home care and smoking. Periodontitis has been linked to an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, more recently linked to pancreatic cancer and other serious medical conditions. In short, healthy gums are the gateway to a healthier body.

Once your condition has progressed to periodontitis, surgical intervention is usually necessary to eliminate the deep pockets which develop between the teeth and gums. If these pockets persist, they become “privileged sites” for bacteria to organize even more colonies. Traditional gum surgery involves cutting away some of the gum tissue and reshaping the bone underneath. Laser-assisted gum surgery, also known as LANAP, is a progressive technique using a specialized laser to destroy the bacteria that cause disease and alter the tissue so that it has the opportunity to heal. The use of the laser is less invasive than traditional surgery with a knife (scalpel) and results in a much faster and less painful recovery.

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