All About Our Periodontist in Elmwood Park

Our periodontist in Elmwood Park specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists can perform cosmetic periodontal treatments as well as treat serious periodontal issues. These conditions include major gum disease, severe gum recession, loose teeth, and even persistent bad breath. Keep reading to learn all about procedures performed by our gum expert and periodontist in Elmwood Park.
We offer a variety of procedures to help our patients achieve strong and healthy smiles. Our team aims to preserve as much healthy soft and hard tissue as possible to maintain a strong smile. We then explore options to heal diseased tissue and repair the smile in order to prevent future damage. Both hard tissue and soft tissue procedures are used to restore a damaged smile. Osseous procedures (hard tissue) include bone grafting, recontouring, and crown lengthening. Soft tissue procedures include gum grafting, gingivoplasty, gum recontouring, root coverage treatment, frenectomies, and biopsies. Some cosmetic procedures are also performed by our periodontist in Elmwood Park. Gum recontouring is the cosmetic reshaping of the gums if someone has a "gummy" smile. This process can appear to lengthen the teeth and reduce the amount of gum tissue that shows when smiling.
Severe gum recession can occur due to rough brushing or an extreme case of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can occur for a variety of reasons. Some people may have a higher risk for experiencing periodontal issues than others. Things like smoking, alcohol consumption, diabetes, obesity, stress, osteoporosis, and oral hygiene all contribute to periodontal issues. Talk to our periodontist in Elmwood Park to learn more about your specific risk for developing periodontal issues. Our team can assess your risk and offer advice on how you can care for your unique dental health needs. To treat gum recession, our periodontist will take soft tissue from another area of the mouth and surgically add it to the area that is experiencing the recession.
Take excellent care of your smile to minimize your risk of developing gum disease or severe gum recession. Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss every night before bed. You should also be getting a professional dental cleaning every six months to help reduce the harmful effects caused by plaque and tartar. To schedule your next dental cleaning, call New England Dental Group of Elmwood Park at (773) 237-1608.
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