Tischler & Patch Dental in the Hudson Valley
We are a Periolase Certified Office and treat gum disease with this state of the art treatment.With no cutting or sutures, this is a safe easy way to treat advanced gum disease. We were one of the first Periolsae offices in the area! Through the use of the FDA approved LNAP Periolase procedure, gum surgery can be avoided in most cases. We have utilized this modality for the past 5 years with great success.
Of course our hygienists at Tischler & Patch Dental perform other treatment modalities such as cleanings and scaling and root planing. Our comprehensive perio program is the backbone of our practice and the dental health of our patients.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. The swelling and redness that accompany gingivitis-the early stage of periodontal disease-is reversible through brushing, flossing, and good oral hygiene. However, if left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, the stage of gum disease where tooth loss is imminent. Through education, regular dental check-ups, and the promotion of good oral hygiene, Tischler & Patch Dental helps our patients from the Hudson Valley, Ulster County, Dutchess County, and surrounding communities prevent and treat gum disease and subsequent tooth loss. Take charge of your periodontal health-contact Tischler & Patch Dental to schedule an appointment.
Periodontal disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque. The bacteria cause the irritation that leads to inflamed, red, and tender gums. An increased risk of gum disease is associated with poor oral hygiene, the hormonal changes that coincide with pregnancy, poorly controlled diabetes, crooked teeth, and ill-fitting dental appliances.
Gum disease not only affects the mouth, but it also has an effect on other conditions of the body. Illnesses associated with gum disease include:
- Heart disease/stroke
- Diabetes mellitus
- Pre-term, low birth weight babies
- Respiratory disease
Treatment for Gum Disease
The best way to prevent and treat periodontal disease in its earliest stages is to have your teeth and gums professionally cleaned at Tischler & Patch Dental. During your cleaning, the plaque deposits will be removed, along with the bacteria responsible for gingivitis. In addition to professional cleanings twice a year, a daily brushing and flossing regimen will help to keep plaque from building up on your teeth and gums.
For patients with gingivitis that has progressed to periodontitis, a professional cleaning at Tischler & Patch Dental is recommended to remove the build-up of plaque. It is also important to address and treat any underlying conditions or illnesses that may have contributed to the progression of gum disease. The severe build-up of plaque causes the gums to recede, compromising the support of the teeth. During your treatment, we will clean the pockets of the gums and possibly remove the affected tooth or teeth to prevent further damage.
Learn More about Periodontal Disease
Tischler & Patch Dental has experience treating periodontal disease in patients from the Hudson Valley area, including Ulster County and Dutchess County. If you would like more information about gum disease, schedule an appointment with us today.