Get Healthier Gums with Peridontal Care and Specialty Gum Treatments

Did you know that 80% of American adults have gum disease? If you notice inflammation, bleeding gums, or discomfort, you need to see Arlington Dental Associates periodontists in Poughkeepsie and Fishkill.
Get Healthier Gums with Peridontal Care and Specialty Gum Treatments

Why Gum Treatments?

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, starts from plaque build-up on the teeth. The harmful bacteria in plaque irritate the gums, causing gum infections, redness, swelling, and bleeding when brushing, flossing, or chewing. If left untreated, bone loss, receding gums, and tooth loss from the active bacterial infection can happen.

There is a strong connection between gum disease and an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, low birth weight, and premature birth. You can lower your risk of severe medical conditions by maintaining healthy gums and teeth with good oral hygiene.

Why Gum Treatments?

What to Expect

Our doctors, dental hygienists, and periodontists in New York work together to identify and treat gum disease early to help patients keep and maintain healthy teeth.

Before Treatment

Before starting a gum treatment, you should identify which stage of gum disease you are in. Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. Your dentist and dental hygienist at Arlington Dental will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate gum disease treatment.

During Treatment

Periodontal therapy is a “deep cleaning” that targets the area above and below your gum line, where flossing and brushing cannot reach. Our qualified dental hygienists and dentists will remove the plaque, calculus (tartar), and bacteria hiding below the gum line and on the surface of the teeth.

After Treatment

Gum treatment can be lifesaving. By eliminating the bacteria, the swelling of your gums will decrease. Most, if not all, bleeding will stop, and the gum tissue will reattach to the teeth, preventing further bone and tooth loss.

After your visit, you may experience some soreness. Taking a pain reliever and drinking plenty of fluids can help with this.

Your First Visit

Gingivitis or early gum disease is treatable and, in many cases, reversible with a non-invasive dental hygiene visit. During your first visit, your dentist will give your teeth a deep cleaning to clean the bacteria away from your gums.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are non-surgical gum treatments?al gum treatments?
  • Professional dental cleaning – removes plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line.
  • Scaling and root planing – under local anesthetic, plaque, and tartar are removed and scraped away (scaling), and teeth that have rough spots are smoothed (planing).
What is surgical periodontal therapy?

Typically, scaling and planing will treat gum disease. However, surgical treatment is needed when unhealthy tissue around the teeth cannot be restored without surgery.

  • Flap surgery/pocket reduction
  • Bone grafts
  • Soft tissue grafts
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Bone surgery
What are the risk factors for periodontal disease?
  • Tobacco use
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Poor nutrition
  • Stress
  • Diabetes
  • Certain medications, including steroids, oral contraceptives, or blood pressure medication
  • Genetics
  • HIV infection