Your gums are not only as important as your teeth, but perhaps more so. Without them functioning the way they should, your teeth are left without a foundation. At the practice of Michael J. Weiss & Associates, we offer essential periodontal treatment, up to and including surgery.
Gum disease is caused by the cumulative effects of plaque and tartar. Gingivitis is the first stage, and it is typically associated with redness and irritation. However, if it is not addressed in a timely fashion at our Sunnyside dental office, the next stage is periodontitis. Inflammation and infection are the usual outcome, and those bring with them serious consequences. Symptoms you should look out for are persistent bad breath, bleeding gums when you brush, and receding gums. Eventually, your gum and bone tissue will begin to erode, and your teeth may become loose as a result. Methods of treatment include a teeth cleaning for gingivitis, and a deeper type of cleaning called scaling and root planing for periodontitis. In both instances, the goal is to remove the plaque and tartar that the source of your gum disease. But if you keep getting recurrences, it could be because your gum pockets are too deep, which makes them easy for plaque and tartar to hide away in. The solution is gum surgery at our Sunnyside dental office. A pocket reduction procedure shortens those pockets and makes it considerably easier for you to avoid future bouts of gum disease. It’s a safe and effective surgery, and the benefits extend beyond your oral health. Chronic gum disease is linked to increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes.
To find out if gum surgery is the right option for you, simply contact our Sunnyside dental office to schedule a visit for a consultation and examination.
At Michael J. Weiss & Associates our entire staff works very hard to earn your loyalty by providing quality dentistry in a friendly and caring way. Our Sunnyside dentist treats the patient like a friend, offering the latest dental services for the entire family in our state-of-the-art equipped office.
Our Sunnyside dentist is a traditional general practice, which means that we are the first, and in most cases, the only practice to visit to take care of all your family’s dental health needs. Our practice’s services extend to all aspects of general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Even though our practice performs traditional dental services we are an extremely innovative oral care organization that offers the highest quality dental care using the latest technology. For instance our practice uses digital radiographs, which are much faster than traditional x-rays, clearer and give off 80 – 90 percent less radiation. We can help patients with missing teeth replacing those teeth using dental implants, or bridges and dentures that can be anchored to dental implants for a more secure hold. Our doctors also perform both periodontal and oral surgery. Periodontal surgery and procedures are used to rid the patient of gum disease, which can cause tooth loss as well as infections if left untreated. Our practice also specializes in pediatric dentistry. We offer an innovative way to whiten teeth using our state-of-the-art at-home whitening system.
Our Sunnyside dentist can help those suffering from TMJ with diagnosing the problems and fabricating special dental appliances to correct it Our practice respects your concerns, time and budget and will work with you to tailor a plan that best works for your needs. Please get to know our practice by making an appointment with our office and see what we can do for your family.
Michael J. Weiss & Associates
59-40 Queens Boulevard,
Woodside, New York 11377