Periodontal Therapy in Selden, NY

Get healthy gums with periodontal care from S. Scotto-Lavino, D.D.S., P.C.

Periodontics is the area of dentistry that focuses on gum health. Gum disease is one of the most threatening oral health problems, causing various other problems including tooth loss. If we can catch gum disease early and treat it with periodontal therapy, we can greatly reduce your risks of complications due to gum disease. For periodontal care in Selden, NY, you can trust Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino, who has served Long Island with family dental care for over 30 years.

How will you know if you need periodontal therapy for gum disease treatment? You can look for these symptoms, which may indicate that your gums are experiencing problems:

  • Bleeding in response to brushing or flossing
  • Redness and tenderness
  • Swollen gums
  • Shifting or loosening teeth
  • Bad breath or a bad taste

During every dental exam at our Selden dental office, we’ll provide periodontal care including periodontal charting. Periodontal charting involves going tooth by tooth, assessing any spots that bleed when probed and measuring the depth of pockets in the gum around the teeth. If we find that you’re suffering from gum disease, we’ll then create a periodontal care treatment plan that might involve non-surgical periodontal therapy or other treatments depending on the severity of your infection.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal care can involve teaching you how to better care for your teeth and gums at home. If your gum disease is mild enough, improvements in your home hygiene routine can be enough to reverse the problem. However, we may recommend periodontal therapy if your situation is more advanced. Periodontal therapy generally involves deep cleaning of the gums to detoxify the infected tissue, facilitating healing.

Make sure you visit our Selden dental office every six months for periodontal care and a thorough examination. Our office gladly looks after the gum health of patients from all over Long Island, NY, including Centereach, Port Jefferson Station, Mt. Sinai, Terryville, Farmingville, and Coram. Contact us to make an appointment with Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino for periodontal therapy, gum disease treatment, or general periodontal care.

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