Don’t Let Periodontal Disease Hurt Your Smile
Periodontal (gum) disease is a persistent condition that affects one out of every two Americans over the age of 30. Those who are affected by periodontal disease develop pockets of space between their teeth and gums called periodontal pockets. Bacteria and disease thrive in these pockets, where you cannot reach with a toothbrush or floss. Without seeking treatment, these bacteria will damage your gum tissue and tooth roots—eventually leading to tooth loss. Dr. Edward Segal can treat pockets of infected gum tissue with a procedure called a gingivectomy in order to restore health to your smile.
A Gingivectomy Removes Infected Gums
Dr. Segal uses a technique called a gingivectomy to eliminate periodontal pockets and remove damaging bacteria. This process involves gently cutting away infected gum tissue, which minimizes the depth of the pockets. This allows for easier cleaning of the teeth and removes the location where bacteria thrive. With the bacteria gone, your gums will be able to reattach to your teeth without any space for pockets to develop.
We Offer Care, Skill and Comfort for Every Patient
As a periodontist, Dr. Segal specializes in the treatment of gum tissue and periodontal disease. With years of experience and training, we can give you a healthy, beautiful smile. We care about your comfort and understand that a gingivectomy may cause anxiety. We offer sedation dentistry to ease your nerves and give you a nearly painless experience. Our aim is to treat each patient’s needs with the highest level of care, skill and comfort.