Taking care of your dental health means more than just brushing and flossing daily. While these routines are necessary for keeping plaque at bay, it cannot get rid of all the harmful bacteria residing in your mouth. Regular dental visits and dental cleanings help get rid of the more stubborn bits of plaque that a toothbrush simply cannot handle. These regular dental visits can also help in identifying the presence of advanced tooth decay and periodontal disease. If left untreated, these conditions can severely damage your teeth, gums, and jaw. Here at Implant and Cosmetic Dental Care, PLLC, our Middle Village general dentist can provide you with more intensive work if necessary, including pocket depth reduction surgery.
Plaque tends to build up in those hard to reach areas of your mouth. A toothbrush and floss sometimes cannot get all of the plaque from between your teeth or along the gumline. If this plaque is not taken care of, it can lead to the development of gum disease. Plaque that builds up along the gum line can be especially dangerous causing pockets to form in your gums, which creates even more surface area for harmful bacteria to reside and multiply. Thankfully these harmful pockets can be reduced before they cause severe gum recession and deep infections that can affect the roots of your teeth. Our Middle Village general dentist can help! If you believe that you have pockets or exhibit signs of periodontal disease, then be sure to schedule an appointment with us at Implant and Cosmetic Dental Care, PLLC as soon as possible. Dr. Demirdjan will closely examine your mouth to assess the damage. He will be sure to thoroughly clean the pockets and completely rid them of plaque before reattaching the gums.
Pocket depth reduction surgery will reduce the surface area to which plaque can stick to and cause damage, but you will still require frequent dental visits and thorough cleanings to make sure that it recur. Here at Implant and Cosmetic Dental Care, PLLC our Middle Village general dentist, Dr. Demirdjan can help treat your periodontal disease and provide you with the proper monitoring to keep it at bay.