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Treating Periodontal Disease in Pittsford

Taking Care of Your Oral Health in Rochester & Monroe County

Many people – even those who take great care of their teeth – are unaware of how detrimental periodontal disease can be. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and other severe dental problems.

Periodontal disease has even been linked to other medical conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Respiratory disease

At Sanger Dental at the Basin, we diagnose and treat all stages of periodontal disease in addition to offering preventive care. If you believe you may have periodontal disease or want to take preventive measures, we can help. Early detection is key and preventative action is the best protection against periodontal disease.

Call us at (585) 299-5495 to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Pittsford, NY.

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease starts with inflammation of the gingival tissues, also known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is caused by plaque, which left untreated can cause a bacterial infection in the gums. When gingivitis is not treated promptly, the infection can spread and create deep pockets between the gums and teeth, sometimes even traveling to other areas of the body. There are several forms of periodontal disease that are diagnosed based on the severity, including chronic periodontitis, aggressive periodontitis, and necrotizing periodontitis.

A few of the common causes of gum disease include:

  • Tobacco use
  • Pregnancy
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Chronic stress
  • Poor diet
  • Grinding

Treatment for Periodontal Disease in Rochester & Monroe County

There are many types of nonsurgical and surgical treatments our Pittsford dentist may recommend based on their findings during your initial examination. We must first determine the degree of periodontal disease you have suffered before we recommend treatment.

The treatment options available to you may include:

  • Scaling
  • Root planing
  • Pocket elimination surgery
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Dental implants

Typically, we will start will the least invasive treatment method before moving onto surgery or more invasive treatment. Rest assured that our team of professionals can put together a comprehensive and effective treatment plan tailored to your condition and your needs.

Please contact our office at (585) 299-5495 to schedule a complimentary first-time patient consultation. We can answer your questions about periodontal disease.