Dentist in Great Neck, NY

Periodontal Treatments

At North Shore Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, our periodontal treatments maintain optimal oral health. Our doctor offers a range of treatments to address gum disease and promote the well-being of your gums.

Periodontal Treatments

Why Periodontal Treatments are Crucial

If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, there are a variety of periodontal treatments options depending on the details of your situation and the severity of the problem. We always start with the least invasive options, which are non-surgical. However, in more serious cases, surgery may be necessary.

Scaling and Root Planing

This deep cleaning procedure targets plaque and tartar buildup below the gum line, removing harmful bacteria and promoting gum healing.

Gum Grafting

For receding gums, gum grafting is performed to cover exposed tooth roots and prevent further gum recession.

Periodontal Maintenance

After periodontal treatment, regular periodontal maintenance visits are scheduled to monitor your gum health and ensure its long-term stability.

gum lifting procedure

Gum lifting, also known as gingival contouring or crown lengthening, is a dental procedure that reshapes and repositions the gumline to improve the appearance of teeth and enhance overall smile aesthetics.

Periodontal Treatments

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Periodontal Treatments

Non-Surgical Treatment

The first line of defense against gum disease is a unique type of cleaning called “scaling and root planing.” In this procedure, an ultrasonic cleaning device is used to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth where regular cleaning devices can’t reach: under the gum line, on the tooth, and around the root. Then, the rough surface of the tooth and the root are smoothed out (planed). This provides a healthy, clean surface that makes it easier for the gum tissue to reattach to the tooth.

If you address your gum disease before it becomes severe, scaling and root planing may be the only treatment you need. However, as with any dental procedure, after-care is vital. In order to keep your teeth in good shape and resist future occurrences of gum disease, you must brush and floss daily, eat a healthy diet, avoid tobacco use, and have regular dental checkups. Even after a successful scaling and root planing, if you don’t attend to your teeth properly, it’s quite likely that you’ll develop gum disease again.

Surgical Treatment Options

If the tissue or bone surrounding your teeth is too damaged to be repaired with non-surgical treatment, several surgical procedures are available to prevent severe damage and to restore a healthy smile. We will recommend the procedure that is best suited to the condition of your teeth and gums. Following is a list of common types of periodontal surgery:

Pocket Depth Reduction

In a healthy mouth, the teeth are firmly surrounded by gum tissue and securely supported by the bones of the jaw. Periodontal disease damages these tissues and bones, leaving open spaces around the teeth that we call pockets. The larger these pockets are, the easier it is for bacteria to collect inside them, leading to more and more damage over time. Eventually the supportive structure degrades to the point that the tooth either falls out or needs to be removed.

During pocket reduction procedures (also known as “flap surgery”), we fold back the gum tissue and remove the bacteria hiding underneath, as well as the hardened plaque and tartar that have collected. We may also remove any tissue that is too damaged to survive. We then sew the healthy tissue back into place. Now that the tooth and root are free of bacteria, plaque, and tartar, and the pockets have been reduced, the gums can reattach to the teeth.


When the bone and tissue supporting the teeth have been lost due to severe gum disease, we can restore these areas with a regeneration procedure. During this process, we begin by folding back the gum tissue and removing the bacteria, plaque, and tartar. Depending on your situation, we may then perform a bone graft to stimulate new bone growth, or we may apply a special kind of protein that stimulates tissue growth to repair the areas that have been destroyed by the disease.

Soft-Tissue Graft

A frequent symptom of gum disease is gum recession (also called gingival recession). As the gums recede, more of the roots are revealed. This can make teeth appear longer and can also create sensitivity to hot or cold liquids or food. It also exposes the tooth to increased damage from gum disease, as bacteria, plaque, and tartar attack the surface of the tooth and the root.

During a soft-tissue graft, tissue from the top of your mouth or another source is sewed to the gum area, covering the roots and restoring the gum line to its original, healthy location. This procedure can also be performed for cosmetic reasons.

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Periodontal Treatments

Why Choose North Shore Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Expert Periodontal Specialists

Our periodontal team is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating various gum conditions, ensuring optimal results.

Compassionate Care

We understand the significance of gum health and provide compassionate care to improve your overall well-being.

Advanced Techniques

Our practice utilizes modern periodontal techniques and technology to deliver effective and comfortable treatments.

Take Control of Your Gum Health

Combat gum disease and restore the health of your gums with expert periodontal treatments at North Shore Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Experience dedicated care for your gum health needs.