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Are You Experiencing Signs of Gum disease?

If you have noticed that your gums are red, sore, or bleed easily, or if you have chronic problems with bad breath, you may be experiencing the early stages of gum disease. If left untreated, your condition can lead to potentially serious problems for your oral and overall health. Fortunately, gum disease is preventable and treatable with a combination of proper oral hygiene at home and regular dental care.

If you do require gum disease treatment in Long Island we’re the team to trust.

Understanding What Gum Disease is

If the tissues that support your teeth are infected, you have some form of gum disease. Gum disease can be a serious matter: it, rather than tooth decay, is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults. Gum disease occurs in two stages:


The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If you have dark red, swollen gums that bleed easily, you may have early-stage gum disease, the result of plaque and calculus causing irritation at the gum line. Plaque is a sticky film that forms on the teeth when food particles are not adequately removed during brushing and flossing; plaque can harden into calculus (or tartar), which can only be removed by a dentist.


The second stage of gum disease is called periodontitis, which entails the loss of bone and tissue that support the teeth. The most significant sign of periodontitis is teeth that are loosening because their support system is no longer adequate. Some studies suggest that advanced gum disease can also contribute to other adverse health conditions, such as diabetes and stroke.
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Gum Disease Progression Is Serious; Don’t wait!

At first, you may not be aware of problems with your gums. However, poor oral hygiene, skipping cleanings at the dentist, or ignoring the developing symptoms of gum disease will ultimately take their toll. Fortunately, both oral hygiene at home and regular dental visits can prevent gingivitis. If gingivitis is left untreated, will lead to the next stage of gum disease, periodontitis. Irritated and inflamed gums can develop open pockets where bacteria breed, and which ultimately lead to the deterioration of deep level bone and tissue that is late-stage gum disease. While early-stage gum disease can often be arrested or reversed, late-stage gum disease may require more extensive treatment measures, such as oral surgery. It is in your best interest to invest in the health of your gums from the earliest possible period.

Our Top-Rated Gum Disease Treatments

At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Huntington and Rocky Point, NY offices in Suffolk County, our dentists, Drs. Augnebaum and Koschitzki will help you prevent or manage gum disease using our state-of-the-art technology. Our patients know that they can count on us for a gentle and sensitive approach to cleaning and care. The following treatments and technology are available at our office:
Computer software ascertains the existence and level of gum disease, helping our team assess the strengths and weaknesses of your hygiene habits and device the best treatment plan.
As part of our routine cleaning protocols, we use modern technology, including ultrasonic equipment, to remove plaque from your teeth in order to treat and prevent gum disease.
Plaque and tartar deposits are the root cause of gum disease. Our thoroughly trained staff can provide comprehensive and gentle cleanings to remove such deposits, and thus to prevent or treat diseased gums.
Plaque and tartar deposits are the root cause ofBiofilms are the communities of bacteria that grow in pockets that have formed between teeth and are the central contributing factor for gum disease. Through minimally invasive dental care techniques, we can manage biofilms and, thus, the gum disease that they cause.gum disease. Our thoroughly trained staff can provide comprehensive and gentle cleanings to remove such deposits, and thus to prevent or treat diseased gums.
The cavi-jet system is a state-of-the-art technology that helps remove stains from your teeth using an air polishing system in addition to more conventional kinds of cleaning.
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Cost Shouldn’t Affect Your Smiles Health

Though questions about cost are always relevant concerns when it comes to your dental care, at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry would like to reassure you that cost effective dental care is within your reach. The cost of treatment will vary depending on the specific services needed, we offer reasonable prices for all of our dental procedures. Payment plans are also available to help finance the cost of treating gum disease. Remember that preventative care is always less invasive and expensive than treatment for more advanced types of gum disease. The earlier you see us, the better!

Prevention is key to fighting gum disease! As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!” Never is that truer than with reference to gum disease. Brushing, flossing, and twice-a-year dental cleanings with Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry are always a good investment to maintain the health and appearance of your teeth and gums and to prevent more extensive problems along the way.

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