Treatment Options for Gum Disease
By Beckelman
March 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Man Brushing His TeethHow your dentist in Garden City, New York can help you have a healthy smile

Gum disease is sneaky. All you may notice is a little bleeding when you brush and floss. Harmful bacteria attack your gums and your smile. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for gum disease. Dr. Robert Beckelman at Leading Care Dental in Garden City, New York offers a full range of services including gum disease treatment, to keep your smile healthy.

The plaque which clings to your teeth is actually a live bacterial colony that thrives in your mouth. The bacteria produce toxins which can destroy your gums and your teeth. These are some of the signs and symptoms of gum disease which you may notice:

  • Red, puffy, swollen gums
  • Chronic bad breath or a sour taste in your mouth
  • Bleeding or pain when you brush and floss your teeth

You can do a lot to prevent gum disease, so you don’t suffer the painful symptoms listed above. Remember to:

  • Brush after eating and before you go to bed
  • Floss at least once each day

Gum disease treatment begins with a comprehensive dental examination including x-rays, and a professional dental cleaning. The health of your gums will be evaluated and the results charted to provide a baseline for future appointments. Your dentist will develop an individualized treatment plan to make your smile healthy again. Your dental professional will also review important tools and ways for you to keep your gums healthy at home.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Scaling and root planing to remove hard and soft deposits from your teeth
  • Antibiotics to reduce or eliminate harmful bacteria levels
  • Periodontal laser treatment to reduce or eliminate harmful bacteria and remove diseased tissue

For more detailed information about gum disease treatment options, please view the Gum Disease section on the website at

Don’t let gum disease sneak up on you. It can be effectively treated by a great program of oral hygiene at home, and regular visits to your dentist. To find out more about gum disease therapy and other preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services, call Dr. Robert Beckelman at Leading Care Dental in Garden City, New York today!