Friday, June 24, 2016

Roy Dental: Paramita Roy DDS Provides a Periodontics Treatment for Gums That Are Inflamed or Receding

As a periodontics office, Roy Dental: Paramita Roy DDS receives questions every day regarding how gum disease develops, the symptoms, and how smiles can be improved after they have been damaged by gum disease. We care about our patients and their questions, and we gladly provide answers to help educate patients on periodontal disease. Listed below are just a selected number of questions we receive and our answers to them.

How do I know if I have Periodontal Disease?

When your gum disease is first developing it may be hard to tell. This is one reason why it is so important to keep up with regular dentist visits. Roy Dental: Paramita Roy DDS can tell you if your gums are irritated or infected before you even notice it. Gum disease normally starts in the form of gingivitis. At this stage, you may notice that your gums are bleeding when you brush your teeth or floss. You may also notice that your gums look like a brighter red color, and they could begin swelling. As your gingivitis develops into periodontitis, you may experience more gum swelling, gum receding, a metallic taste in your mouth, loose teeth, bad breath, tooth abscesses, and eventually tooth loss. If you are experiencing any number of these symptoms, you should visit our periodontics office as soon as possible for a diagnosis.

Can a general dentist treat my gum disease or do I have to see a periodontist?

Every dentist is educated on the basics of diagnosing and treating gum disease. You could see a general dentist, but should visit a dentist who has extensive training in gum development, care, and disease and how gum disease affects your entire dental structure. Our practice revolves around gum treatment, so you can be confident that we are up to date and experienced in the best treatment methods available. If you have advanced periodontal disease, we would encourage you to visit our periodontics office immediately for help. When you come in, we will examine your teeth and gums, take x-rays and perform a deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from under the surface of your gums.  As a result, your gums will be able to return to good health, often without the need for additional treatments.

Can a periodontist fix the damage that was caused by periodontal disease?

Yes, we are thoroughly trained on cosmetic procedures that will correct a damaged smile. If your gums have receded due to periodontal disease, we can perform a gum graft to restore them. If you have lost any teeth because of periodontal disease, we can provide permanent and attractive dental implants. We can also perform other treatments to cover tooth roots, to improve shaping and contouring, and to lengthen or shorten teeth that look out of place due to effects of periodontal disease. A visit to our periodontics office can drastically improve your dental structure and appearance.

We hope this article has helped you learn more about periodontal disease and procedures Roy Dental: Paramita Roy DDS can offer to improve your smile. If you need comprehensive care for your gum disease, visit our periodontics office today.

Roy Dental: Paramita Roy DDS Provides General Dentistry Services to Make You Smile

General Dentistry
General dentistry is the most commonly provided services from Roy Dental: Paramita Roy DDS. This puts Roy Dental: Paramita Roy DDS in a unique position to provide you with care and help ease some of the anxieties you may have developed about visiting a dentist. Practitioners of general dentistry know that many people are afraid to visit the dentist and that this fear is widespread around the world. Here in the United States, there is an entire segment of the population, 26 percent, in fact, that will never visit the dentist unless it is an emergency, even though they admit to knowing that visiting the dentist can help them have better oral hygiene and health. Roughly between 9 percent and 20 percent of all Americans suffer from severe anxiety when it comes to the idea of general dentistry. An additionally large segment of patients we see have anxiety because it has been so long since they had an examination, they do not know what condition their teeth are in. Even more concerning for these patients, they do not know what remedies will be required to restore their teeth to perfect health.

General dentistry tips for overcoming your fear of dentistry

All of these are legitimate fears that seem very real to the person experiencing them, and as a provider of general dentistry services, we are well aware they cannot be talked away. However, over the years, Roy Dental: Paramita Roy DDS has learned that there are three steps a person can take to help them overcome these fears of dentist visits. Step number one is to identify what exactly you are afraid of. Some people are afraid of the tools we use being placed in their mouth, others are afraid of the loss of control, and still others are afraid of feeling pain or discomfort. The great thing about knowing what you are afraid of is that it takes this great big fear, pares it down into a manageable part, and then allows us to isolate it so we can work through or around it. When you know what you are afraid of, we can proceed to step two.

Step two involves education and demonstration. The more you understand what we do and how we do it, in addition to learning from us how safe and secure you are during any procedure, the less you will fear what is going on. Education is key to overcoming fear in general dentistry and in life. The third step is both the most difficult and the easiest. Roy Dental: Paramita Roy DDS tells people who are afraid of procedures that the best way to overcome a fear of dentistry is to make it a regular practice to see your dentist at least two times per year. When you come in for routine and often quick examinations and cleanings, it becomes a habit and shows you have nothing to fear from the dentist. It also builds a relationship of trust between you and your provider, so in the event that there is more intense work to be done, you already have that relationship to build on.