Non-Surgical Periodontal Care in Long Island, New York

Dental Implants & Periodontology of Massapequa provides non-surgical periodontics on the South Shore of Long Island and surrounding areas of New York. To learn more, call

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What Is Non-Surgical Periodontics?

Non-surgical periodontics refers to procedures used to treat and prevent gum disease that don’t require cutting of tissue. These minimally invasive treatments are used to clean and disinfect the teeth and gums and are effective for mild to moderate cases of gum disease.

Benefits of Non-Surgical Periodontics

  • Stops the progression of gum disease. Non-surgical periodontal procedures are designed to stop gum disease from progressing and causing damage to the surrounding tissues.
  • Prevents gum disease from recurring. Once gum disease is under control, non-surgical periodontal procedures, such as periodontal maintenance, help to prevent it from coming back.
  • Minimally invasive. Non-surgical periodontics, as the name suggests, does not involve surgery. There is no cutting necessary, which means less discomfort and faster recovery.
  • Improves your oral health. After treatment your oral health will be significantly improved, which means your gum tissue is healthier and your teeth have better support.

Why Choose Dental Implants and Periodontology of Massapequa?

As a periodontal practice we specialize in the treatment of periodontal disease, or gum disease as it is more commonly known. We use the most up to date technology and techniques to treat and prevent gum disease that are available in dentistry. Our periodontal maintenance programs are designed to provide regular treatment to keep gum disease under control. We provide ongoing support as needed to help you maintain your oral health and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Procedures Offered

  • Antimicrobial Therapy. Gum disease is a bacterial infection, which means that it responds to antibiotics. Antimicrobial therapy involves the application of antibiotic medication directly to the gum tissue.
  • Scaling and Root Planing. Scaling is the process of removing hardened plaque (calculus) from the teeth and roots. Root planing smooths out the surface of the roots to encourage the gums to reattach to the teeth more firmly.
  • Periodontal Maintenance. Periodontal maintenance involves professional teeth cleaning on a regular schedule to keep gum disease under control.
  • Oral Pathology and Biopsy. Any concerns with the skin in the mouth, a sore that is not healing properly or a lump on the inside of the cheeks, palate, gums or lips, may merit a biopsy so that the tissue sample can be tested for oral cancer. Treatment options vary based on the patient’s specific needs. Please do not ignore these warning signs and be sure to mention any concerns you may have during your visit.

Are You a Good Candidate for Implants?

If you have one or more teeth that are missing or damaged beyond saving, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. The first step is an evaluation to determine if there is sufficient bone structure and space in your jaw to place dental implants. If not, some preparation may be needed, such as bone grafting to stimulate regeneration of lost bone tissue.

Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Surgical Periodontal Care

What causes gum disease?
Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. It is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque contains bacteria that can infect the gum tissue if it remains on the teeth for too long.
What can I do to prevent gum disease?
Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day go a long way toward preventing gum disease. However, if you are already doing this and you still have symptoms of gum disease, we can provide additional treatment and recommendations for prevention.
What are the risk factors for gum disease?
You may be at a higher risk of gum disease if you have diabetes. Other risk factors include a diet that is high in sugar and lack of oral hygiene.
How often do I need periodontal maintenance?
A patient with a history of periodontal disease should get their teeth cleaned every three months since it takes three months for the periodontal bacteria to repopulate.
How long does scaling and root planing take?
The procedure can take anywhere from 1-2 hours for a full cleaning. Depending on the amount of plaque and calculus on your teeth, you may need two separate appointments to get a full mouth cleaning.
Is anesthesia needed for scaling and root planing?
Local anesthesia may be used for scaling and root planing to prevent discomfort. The procedure requires the use of dental tools below the gumline, which is minimally invasive but may be uncomfortable.

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