Staten Island Gum Disease Therapy

Healthy Gums = Healthy Bodies

If your gums aren’t healthy, it can affect your whole body. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease have been linked to serious health problems such as poor circulation, strokes, certain types of cancer, low birth-weight babies, and most significantly, heart disease. If left untreated, it can also lead to tooth loss. Yet periodontal disease is one of the most common oral health issues in adults today.

You Could Have Gum Disease!

More than 85 percent of people have some level of periodontal or gum disease. Often, it is misdiagnosed or simply ignored because there are sometimes no symptoms. Gums can recede, leaving teeth vulnerable to decay, abscesses and tooth loss – all without any bleeding or tenderness.

The Mouth/ Body Connection

A growing body of research indicates a clear connection between periodontal disease and a number of diseases and conditions. While research is still ongoing, there is enough evidence to support the theory that oral health is directly linked to overall physical health.

We Can Help!

If we do discover that your gums are diseased and need special care, don’t worry. Dr. Ratner is specially trained in laser assisted periodontal therapy and surgery. Laser dentistry is an effective tool in the fight against periodontal disease. Non-surgical laser dentistry can disinfect the periodontal pockets, cleaning them of bacteria to reduce infected pockets and increase the life of your teeth.

Trained at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Ratner’s hygienist also has special training in laser periodontal therapy and is one of a only a small percent of hygienists who can administer nitrous and local anesthetic in New York State.

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