Gum disease if left unchecked, can lead to an infection of the bones that support the teeth. This is when it’s necessary to see a periodontist. A periodontist or gum specialist will remove the infected gums and bone with a procedure called osseous surgery.
We need our gums and bones to support our teeth, and when they become infected, we risk the teeth becoming loose or lost completely. A periodontist will use surgical instruments to remove infection, and will provide a treatment plan to stop the disease from progressing which may include the use of dental laser therapy.
Choose a periodontist in the Hastings-on-Hudson area with a reputation for excellence and patient-friendly bedside manner. Our periodontist is equipped with the latest technology and training to address all gum issues with both surgical and nonsurgical expertise. These periodontal procedures may include:
- Gum grafting to repair receding gums
- Cosmetic gum recontouring to remedy a gummy smile
- Laser periodontal therapy
- Dental implant surgery
- Aesthetic gum lift
- Sinus lift to make room for dental implants in the upper jaw
- Osseous surgery to address advanced gum disease
- Non surgical gum therapy such as scaling and root planing
If you have been referred to a local periodontist in the Tarrytown and Irvington area, and need help choosing where to go and what your insurance will cover, please contact our office for a free periodontal evaluation.