Periondontitis—boy, that’s a mouthful. Hard to say…even harder to deal with. It doesn’t have to be. Sure, it’s a life-long form of gum disease that wreaks having on both gum and bone. Yes, it can also potentially lead to dental loss. Again, it doesn’t have to be like that. If it ever gets to a point where you’re losing bone, feel free to visit Marc B. Hertz for Sheepshead Bay dental surgery. Because no problem is without a solution.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s important to first know (if you don’t already) what Periodontitis is and how it comes about. When plaque isn’t completely removed (usually through diligent flossing), it lingers between teeth and gum. Eventually, plaque becomes tartar—a haven for bacteria. Over time, gums grow red and irritated from the presence of said bacteria. This causes gums to shrink, and dental bone to deteriorate. At this point, teeth lose stability and are more susceptible to falling out. Bone grafting, a service offered by Sheepshead Bay dental surgery, does wonders toward restoring lost bone. If you’re curious about more details, feel free to reach out to Marc B. Hertz. Although periodontitis is the type of gum disease that persists for life, you can keep it under control by committing yourself to a consistent (key word) morning and nightly routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Coupled that with regular visits to the dentist for cleanings, plaque buildup should stay at a minimum.
Well, don’t linger in the depths of uncertainty. You don’t have to make such a big leap yet, if you’re not ready for surgery. How about starting off small? Phone call small should do. Or shoot an e-mail—whichever you’re comfortable with. Reach out to Marc B. Hertz to inquire ask about Sheepshead Bay dental surgery.