Treatment for gum disease in Manhattan and for New York City (NYC) and New York, NY may include gum pocket therapy by Dr. Toscano.
Normal, healthy gums contain small pockets around each of your tooth. Bacterial infection can cause deepen these pockets, trapping more bacteria and causing bleeding, redness and bad breath. Bacteria may lead to a case of gum disease, which our expert in Manhattan periodontics, Dr. Toscano, can treat as well. Depending on the severity of your situation, Dr. Nicholas Toscano can resolve this issue through several methods:
When the case is minor or moderate, deep cleaning techniques like scaling and root planing can resolve the issue. However, if the pockets become too deep and result in periodontitis, Dr. Nicholas Toscano turns to an effective procedure called Gum Pocket Therapy to reduce pocket depth and remove infection.
During this procedure, Dr. Toscano gently removes all harmful bacteria. Once the infection is gone, we clean and polish the surfaces of all associated teeth. If the situation warrants, we may also engage in a complementary technique called “bone regeneration”, where we reshape the gums and bone to insert an antimicrobial substance that destroys any remaining bacteria, significantly accelerating the healing process, safeguarding you from gum disease. Manhattan patients feel refreshed and enjoy the peace of mind from this therapy.
To prevent any bacterial infection from re-colonizing within your gum pockets, Dr. Toscano may prescribe oral or topical antibiotic treatment for a period of time following your gum pocket therapy. He may also suggest consistent home care and more frequent periodontal cleanings to improve the chance of keeping your teeth healthy.
If you can’t seem to get rid of bad breath — or if your gums are sore or bleed easily when flossed — Dr. Nicholas Toscano and our expert team would love to help you improve the health of your gums. Contact us today for a complementary periodontal consultation.
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