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Oral Health Treatments in Great Neck

Effectively Treating Dental Problems

If your gums have become red and sensitive or a tooth has had persistent pain, you may need specialized oral treatment. At Distinctive Dental Services of New York, P.C., our Great Neck dentists are highly trained in the field of endodontics, including root canals, as well as the treatment of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease).

Give us a call today at (516) 207-0897 to set up a consultation with our experienced dentists in Great Neck.

Root Canal Procedures & Apicoectomies

If you have been experiencing severe pain in the root of your teeth or your tooth has been cracked, you may have an infection. One way that we treat infections in the root of the tooth is to remove the pulp in a root canal procedure. A root canal is the most common endodontic procedure and helps to prevent further damage, such as bone loss, swelling, and pain.

Another procedure we offer to remove damaged pulp is called an apicoectomy. This procedure is used to treat damaged pulp that is inside the bony area near the end of a tooth, especially damage that has persisted after a root canal.

Symptoms & Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease typically begins as gingivitis, which causes inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis is typically caused by a buildup of bacteria and plaque. If gingivitis is left untreated, it leads to more serious forms of periodontal disease, which can include periodontitis.

Periodontal disease can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Plaque build up
  • Certain conditions, such as diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Poor hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Genetics

A few symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Sores in your mouth
  • Swollen/red gums
  • Pus in the mouth
  • Separating teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Change in bite
  • Tender gums
  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding

It is important to be seen by a dentist right away if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms. At our dental office, we provide a thorough treatment of this condition, which focuses on removing the buildup of plaque from your teeth and mouth.

How Can I Prevent Periodontal Disease?

Although it is impossible to accurately predict or completely prevent oral disease, you can greatly reduce your risk of developing disease by maintaining excellent oral hygiene. This includes:

  • Bushing at least twice a day with a toothbrush that has soft bristles
  • Flossing regularly
  • Using a dentist-approved mouthwash when rinsing
  • Staying away from any tobacco products
  • Visiting the dentist at least twice a year for checkups

During regular examinations, we can look for any signs of periodontal disease or other dental issues. At Distinctive Dental Services of New York, P.C., we can recommend a number of products that can help protect your teeth and gums, such as fluoride products and electric toothbrushes.

Whether you have already been diagnosed with periodontal disease or are experiencing any unusual symptoms, call us today at (516) 207-0897 and make an appointment for oral health treatment in Great Neck.

The Distinctive Difference

Ways We Deliver the Highest Quality Care
  • Dentistry For the Whole Family

    We believe that all patients deserve the highest standard of care, from children to adults.

  • A Heart For Special Needs

    We are well trained and experienced in treating patients of all ages with special needs.

  • Board-Certified Anesthesiologist

    We offer sedation & general anesthesia with a board-certified dentist anesthesiologist.

  • Everything Under One Roof

    Newly renovated facility includes nine comfortable and high-tech treatment rooms & operating room.