Gum Disease Therapy Near Briarcliff Manor, NY
Let Our Team Restore Your Gum Health
If you’re experiencing sore gums, then gum therapy could be the solution to your problem. Dr. Lerner offers gum disease near Briarcliff Manor, NY, as an effective way to treat issues like gingivitis and periodontitis. We strive to provide you with the highest level of care throughout your gum therapy, and you can count on our dentist to always answer all your questions and keep you informed throughout your treatment. After all, your comfort and health are our top priorities.
Infection in Gum Disease
Dental plaque is a sticky coating loaded with disease-causing bacteria. As plaque builds on your teeth, the bacteria release chemicals that begin the breakdown of the lining of your gum tissue, allowing the bacteria to enter your gums. Eventually, the bacteria penetrate your body’s defenses and can even enter your bloodstream. Once there, the bacteria can contribute to disease in your blood vessels, heart, brain, and other areas.
Inflammation in Gum Disease
As the bacteria begin to eat their way into the lining of your gums, your body’s defenses will rush to the site of the infection. Chemicals are released that trigger enlargement of the blood vessels in your gums, or swelling, to bring extra blood and defensive cells from your immune system. Left untreated, the problem will become more deep-seated and invasive.
The Whole-Body Consequences of Gum Disease
Bacteria that originate in your mouth will eventually become embedded in the walls of major blood vessels leading to your brain, the heart, the lungs, etc. They can be a significant contributing factor to common health issues. These bacteria will contribute to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, pancreatic cancer, and other life-threatening conditions.
In addition to moving from your mouth into other areas of your body, these bacteria continue to trigger responses of our immune system that result in and contribute to chronic systemic inflammation. This process contributes to chronic degeneration elsewhere in the body through chronic gum disease.
How Do I Know if I Have Gum Disease?
You may have gum disease if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Red or puffy gums
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
Learn more about gum disease and how it can cause life-threatening issues in the video below. Dr. Lerner shares his systemic holistic approach.
Healthy Gum Program
We recommend our three-step, holistic approach to gum health:
1st: Getting Your Plaque Under Control
Brushing, flossing, and using a water irrigation system such as Hydro Floss or Water Pik can keep your teeth clean, but sometimes it is not enough. If your problem is localized, we offer medication known as Arestin® to block the invasion of the bacteria into your gums.
For patients who have serious gum and plaque issues, we often recommend the PerioProtect® program. It is an effective way of treating periodontal disease by cleaning out bacteria, allowing the body to heal, and reducing the need for surgery.
2nd: Identifying & Addressing Systemic & Constitutional Factors
Systemic inflammation is a common result of your gums over-reacting to plaque building up around your teeth. Controlling plaque and your body’s reaction to it is key to getting the issue under control. We also consider diet and biochemical balance.
Our team performs a thorough evaluation and recommend a nutritional treatment plan to counteract gum disease. Common denominators in systemic inflammation are toxicity, again heavy metals may contribute and an overly acidic condition of the body due to consumption of too much protein.
The general biochemical balance, in particular, your salivary pH and the level of calcium and phosphorous in your body should be taken into consideration. The amount and frequency of your refined carbohydrate intake is also an important factor. We then evaluate your overall energy state, and if it is defective, we will treat the imbalance homeopathically or through other means.
3rd: Repairing the Damage Done to Your Gums
Gum disease deteriorates the bone around your teeth and causes the development of a gum pocket. In the past, the only solution was to cut away gum tissue, making it easier to reach the plaque building up on the teeth. But now, advancements in technology allow for more conservative methods that allow us to correct gum pockets.
The approach we use is Deep Pocket Therapy with New Attachment® using the Waterlase MD® Turbo laser. This is a gentle therapy for moderate to advanced gum disease that promotes root surface re-attachment of the gums.
The laser energy of the Waterlase MD Turbo is especially effective for the treatment of inflamed tissue under the gums and the removal of hardened deposits sticking to the roots of your teeth. If you have periodontal disease, please give us a call today and make a decision to dramatically turn your health around!
Learn More About Gum Disease Therapy Near Briarcliff Manor, NY
To experience our exceptional dental care, schedule your New Patient Exam by calling 914-245-4041 or by clicking here. Your appointment includes a comprehensive review of your health history and concerns; an evaluation of your teeth, bite, gums, and airway passage; low-radiation digital x-rays; and a discussion of your options with a personalized treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!
As the premier holistic dental practice in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and the Hudson Valley Region., our dentist and team at The Center For Holistic Dentistry also provide 5-star dental care to patients from White Plains, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, N.Y., and the surrounding areas.