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Gum Disease Treatments

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70% of adults over 65 have periodontitis

85 million Americans have cardiovascular disease

30% of adults age 65-74 have no natural teeth

Dealing With Bleeding Gums? Bad Breath? Gum Recession?

Conservative Therapies for Periodontal Disease

Dr. Khaimov’s practice provides a variety of surgical services for the treatment of periodontal issues. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are very conservative in our treatment recommendations and limit surgery to the areas where it is absolutely necessary.

Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy. Even in severe cases, non-surgical periodontal therapy often precedes surgical therapy. This is done to improve the overall tissue quality prior to surgery and also to help limit the areas requiring surgery.

Treat Gum Disease As Early As Possible

“One out of every two Americans over 30 years of age has periodontitis, the advanced form of periodontal disease.” – CDC

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease and can be treated with early intervention. If you have swollen gums or gums that bleed easily, there is a good chance it is gingivitis. If you ignore these symptoms and continue on with your daily life, the problem can develop into periodontitis which means the gums and bone are at risk of being destroyed. At this stage, you might see pockets forming around the root of the tooth and you might have chronic bad breath.

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Gum Disease Treatments

Periodontal Maintenance

After Dr. Khaimov has completed the active phase of periodontal treatment, your periodontal disease will be under control. He will provide you with a personalized maintenance program of care to keep your gums healthy.

Maintenance therapy is an ongoing program designed to prevent disease in the gum tissues and bone supporting your teeth. Adherence to a program of conscientious home oral care and regularly scheduled maintenance therapy visits with your dentist and Dr. Khaimov will give you an excellent chance of keeping your teeth for your lifetime.

Prophylaxis (teeth cleaning)

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and gum disease.

The benefits include:

Plaque removal - Tartar and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems.

A healthier looking smile - Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the aesthetics of a smile.

Fresher breath - Bad breath is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease.

Scaling and Root Planning

A nonsurgical procedure that involves scraping away tartar and plaque buildup, clearing out the infection and polishing the teeth. Can reduce pocket depth by a few millimeters with proper aftercare. Ideal for patients with mild to moderate gum disease.

If treatment is successful, scaling and planing may have many periodontal benefits. Helps prevent against disease, protection against tooth loss. When gum pockets exceed 3mm in depth, the risk for periodontal disease increases. As pockets deepen, more bacteria are able to colonize, eventually causing a chronic inflammatory response by the body to destroy gingival and bone tissue. This leads to tooth loss.

Finally, scaling and root planing may make the mouth more aesthetically pleasing, and should reduce bad breath caused from food particles and bacteria in the oral cavity. Superficial stains on the teeth will be removed during scaling and planing, adding an extra bonus to the procedures.

Reduction Surgery

Osseous Surgery · Gingivctomy

Osseous surgery, sometimes referred to as pocket reduction surgery or gingivectomy, refers to a number of different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the tooth roots to remove tartar and disease-causing bacteria.

Benefits of Reduction Surgery include: reducing bacterial spread, preventing bone loss, enhancing smile, allowing for easy, every day home care.

Testimonials

5 stars

“I have been a patient of Dr Mark for 6 or 7 years now and so far have not had any issues with him nor his staff. Service -- always great. Procedures are explained, he works well with the patient and he always checks in within 24hrs of surgery. He is on top of the technological advancements for implants and gum disease. Staff -- friendly and easy to make appointments even rescheduling of appointments Clinic -- super clean and his facilities are state of the art” - Ria Galfo

5 stars

“I had gum surgery done on my front tooth by Dr. Khaimov in December 2016. I wish all of my dental experiences would exceed my expectations like this one did. Dr. Khaimov and his staff are wonderful. Everyone is extremely friendly and professional. I can’t thank Dr. Khaimov and his assistant enough for there compassionate demeanor. Dr. Khaimovs expertise and approach to the patient is unbeatable. Most importantly, the outcome of my procedure is superb. I highly recommend Dr. Khaimov for all of your periodontal needs!” - Christina Araujo

5 stars

“Dr. Mark is one of the most professional doctors I have met thus far. He is very talented when it comes to any type of periodontal work. He knew exactly what needed to be done and guided me with the best options possible. I would recommend Dr. Mark to everyone for any sort of periodontal/implant work. His passion for his work shows how important treating his patients really is to him.”- Dominika Tomczyk

5 stars

“My teeth and gums were in very professional, kind hands. I highly recommend this dental team for the safety and care of your teeth’s future. They are excellent!”- Kate Kaiser

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A Reputation of Giving Quality Experiences

We understand that periodontal disease can have a major impact on someones day to day life. That's why Dr. Mark Khaimov works to give his patients a relaxing experience during their visit, and lasting treatments to improve their health and quality of life for years to come.

We can't wait to give you a healthier smile.

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