Periodontist Staten Island
Learn about our treatments for periodontal disease and how we restore your teeth and gums top optimal health
Our specialist periodontists help patients to achieve and maintain the best possible periodontal health. The treatment philosophy embraces the best available periodontal and implant care and hygiene with proven effectiveness.
Periodontology (Periodontics) is the specific aspect of dentistry that studies the supporting structures of the teeth and the diseases that affect them. The supporting structures or tissues are collectively known as the periodontium which comprises of the gums (or gingiva), cementum, alveolar region and periodontal ligament.
Periodontal treatment includes:
Treatment of Gingivitis (inflamed or bleeding gums)
Treatment of periodontal disease (disease affecting gum tissue and underlying bone)
Gum disease treatment around implants – Peri-implantitis
Correction of uneven gum line (crown lengthening)
Cosmetic gum graft to correct gum shrinkage
Treatment of bad breath (halitosis)
Dental Implant Treatment
There are many forms of periodontal disease often resulting from bacterial build-up on the teeth and gums. Over time and if untreated, this can lead to inflammation of the gums and degradation of the bone surrounding the teeth and eventually premature loss of teeth. More regular visits to the hygienist are often associated with periodontic treatment and we have a team of hygienists at elleven.