gum disease/periodontal - kew gardens


The essence of a fantastic smile can be found in the health of the gum tissue, the bone, and the other supporting structures for the teeth. In fact, good periodontal health provides the very foundation for your teeth, your lips, and even the contours of your face.

Our team at Kew Gardens Dental Arts is committed to identifying and arresting any signs of active periodontal (gum) disease, but our efforts won’t stop there. We will be here to educate you about protecting your oral health and we offer a wide range of supportive periodontal therapies to maintain the optimal health that you desire.

Our comprehensive and personalized periodontal therapy begins with a complete evaluation. Probing, charting, digital imaging, and a discussion about your medical history will aid us in determining the treatment that will improve your health.

The early stages of periodontal disease (inflammation, bleeding, mild to moderate bone loss, and recession) can be addressed with non-surgical therapy. This includes professional scaling and root planing, prescription antibiotics, and antimicrobial solutions. Your therapy may also include periodic follow-up visits, personalized oral hygiene instructions, and even nutritional counseling.

More advanced or severe periodontal disease may include localized or generalized surgical care in addition to the appropriate non-surgical methods.

Gum disease can become a lifelong challenge that impacts your overall health, the quality of your dental restorations, the appearance of your smile, and also your self-confidence. Our team is prepared to diagnose the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease and then recommend the short- and long-term therapies that will eliminate the infection and put you back on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

Periodontal Disease
"The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth."

Periodontal disease is a bacterial gum infection that destroys the gum and bone that support your teeth. Early diagnosis and immediate treatment is vital to maintaining a healthy smile and protecting your teeth.

The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If the plaque is not removed, it can turn into a hard substance called calculus or tartar in less than two days.

Tartar is so hard it can only be removed with the proper tools by an oral health professional. Utilizing proper brushing techniques twice per day, flossing at least once per day, and keeping your routine dental cleanings with your general dentist, is the best way to avoid plaque and tartar buildup.

The bacteria in plaque infects the gums and release poisons that cause redness and inflammation. The inflammation and the poisons cause destruction of the tissues and bone that support the teeth. When this happens, the gums separate microscopically from the teeth, forming pockets that fill with more plaque causing more infection.


Not only do periodontal issues affect the health of your teeth, but the health of your entire body. Don’t wait to contact a dental healthcare provider. If you are troubled with red and inflamed, potentially bleeding, gums, call us today at 718-808-9849 so we can evaluate the extent of your periodontal issues and get you on a treatment plan back to healthy gums and tee

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