Periodontics

Dentist in Beacon, NY

Periodontics involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. 

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an inflammation and infection of the gum tissues. It includes the stages commonly known as gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

When plaque and tartar are left untreated on teeth and gums, gum disease may develop. You can reduce your risk of gum disease by brushing twice and flossing once every day. You should also have a dental exam and professional cleaning at least twice each year.

Gingivitis includes a variety of mild to moderate symptoms, such as:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Gums bleeding from normal brushing or eating
  • Chronic halitosis (bad breath)
  • Difficulty or pain chewing

Periodontitis is a more advanced form of gum disease. In this case, gums begin to pull away from teeth, creating small “pockets” along the gum line. Tooth loss, bone loss, and damage to gums and soft tissues can occur with periodontitis.

Treatment

The most common treatment for gum disease is known as deep cleaning or scaling and root planing. Our hygienist can perform this gentle and effective removal of tartar, calculus, and infected tissue.

Common risk factors for gum disease include poor oral hygiene habits, diabetes, smoking, and hormonal changes. Some medications can also increase your likelihood of developing gum disease. Many recent studies have found that untreated gum disease negatively impacts other aspects of your overall health. This is especially common for patients with cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

Contact Bright Smiles of Beacon for a consultation and screening today.

Read Our Bright Smiles of Beacon Dental Blog

Dentist in Beacon, NY

Dentist in Beacon NY

Dentist in Beacon NY | Can Exercise Damage Your Teeth?

March 18, 2020

Exercise is important to good health, but can it have a detrimental effect on our teeth?  Studies have shown that […]

More >>
Dentist in Beacon NY

Dentist in Beacon NY | The Benefits of Adult Dental Sealants

March 4, 2020

Although dental sealants are often associated with pediatric dentistry, they can be a beneficial option for adults as well. A […]

More >>

Beacon NY Dentist | What to Expect at Your Child’s Dental Appointment

February 13, 2020

The American Dental Association recommends all patients to schedule routine six-month check-up exams. This is particularly important for growing children. […]

More >>
Beacon NY Dentist | Look 10 Years Younger

Beacon NY Dentist | Look 10 Years Younger

January 7, 2020

Your smile is one of the first things a person will notice when you meet.  If you would like to […]

More >>
Beacon NY Dentist | 4 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

Beacon NY Dentist | 4 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

December 4, 2019

As a parent, the best way to help ensure your child has a lifetime of healthy teeth is to help […]

More >>

Visit Our Dental Office

Dentist in Beacon, NY

Bright Smiles of Beacon

(845) 831-6720

616 Route 52
Beacon, NY 12508

Hours:
Tuesday: 7AM to 4PM
Wednesday: 8AM to 6PM
Thursday: 9AM to 3:30PM
Friday: 8AM to 1PM

Bright Smiles of Beacon
BEACON, NY DENTIST
616 ROUTE 52
BEACON, NY 12508
(845) 831-6720