Periodontal care includes care and treatment for the soft tissues of the mouth. Periodontics most commonly refers to gum treatment for periodontal disease (gum disease). Gum disease is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque. Periodontal disease typically begins with swelling and tenderness in the gums, but when left untreated, it may develop into a serious condition that can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and a receding gum line. Periodontal care can help to halt the progress of the disease and restore the health of your child’s smile.
We also offer frenectomy and gingivectomy at ABC Dentistry RMR. A frenectomy is the removal of a frenulum, which is a small fold of connecting tissue in your mouth. The most common frenectomies are for the frenulum that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth and the frenulum that connects the upper lip to the gums above the front teeth. The removal of a frenulum that is abnormally short or thick can improve your child’s ability to speak and eat as normal. Gingivectomy is the removal of gum tissue. This may be recommended as part of treatment for gum disease, in order to effectively restore a damaged tooth, or to improve the appearance of a “gummy smile,” which occurs when excessive gum tissue covers too much of the teeth.
All soft tissue procedures at ABC Dentistry RMR can be performed using conventional instruments, or laser surgery. We offer both. To learn more about periodontics in New York, New York, we welcome you to call or visit our pediatric dental office today. Our skilled pediatric dentist, Dr. Rhonda Kavee, and her team are committed to providing comfortable, high-quality care for your child!
450 Park Avenue South, Suite 200 New York, NY 10016 Between 30th and 31st Street