Of all the dental services offered at Dr. Steven & Dr. Jonathan Stern Dentistry, periodontal dentistry is among the most utilized, due to an increasing prevalence of oral diseases in patients due to miseducation and inadequate oral care. If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth or your teeth are becoming loose, shaky or decayed, then you may be experiencing periodontal disease.
Periodontitis is the inflammation of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral inflammation and periodontal disease. At Dr. Steven & Dr. Jonathan Stern Dentistry, we use a wide range of modalities to help our patients maintain and restore a healthy mouth.
Visit us for the following dental interventions to detect and treat periodontal disease:
The periodontist examines the gums and looks for recession along the gum line, assesses the synchronicity of your bite pattern, and checks to see if you have any loose teeth. The periodontist will also measure the space between your teeth and gums looking for excess space caused from the gums receding from the teeth. This measurement is done using a measuring instrument called a probe which is placed in-between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of the space, known as periodontal pockets. In order to see below the gum line and assess for bone loss, we utilize x-rays to observe the health of the bone below the gum line.
Call Dr. Steven & Dr. Jonathan Stern Dentistry today to schedule an appointment for a dental assessment and cleaning.