Periodontal Dentistry in Yonkers, NY


Periodontal Dentistry & Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection of the gum and bone, the tissues that support your teeth. As the gum tissues become damaged, pockets of infection form around them, becoming larger as the infection increases. In the pockets of infection, bacteria excrete toxins, which cause inflammation. As the infection progresses, the gum tissue and bone recede from the teeth and the teeth become loose and may fall out. Partab Dental in Yonkers can help you alleviate the discomfort and problems associated with periodontal disease.

The stages of gum disease

  • Gingivitis – This is a milder form of periodontal disease. It only affects the gums and is reversible.
  • Periodontitis – This stage is a more serious periodontal disease that stems from Gingivitis and can extend into the bone. Periodontitis is one of the main causes of tooth loss.


Factors That Promote Gum Disease

  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Systemic diseases such as diabetes
  • Some types of medications such as steroids, some anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, calcium channel blockers, and oral contraceptives
  • Crooked teeth
  • Defective fillings
  • Poor fitting Bridges/Crowns
  • Pregnancy

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Gums that have pulled away from teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Any changes in your bite
  • Any changes in the fit of your partial dentures

If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact your Yonkers dentist for an examination.

Treatment of Gum Disease

The treatment of gum disease depends on the type of gum disease and how far it has progressed. The primary objective is to control the infection, and the general success of the treatment will depend on the following:

  • The severity of the gum disease
  • The patient’s commitment to consistent oral hygiene at home
  • How well the patient reduces the factors that promote gum disease

After an examination, Dr. Bhupi Sachar at Partab Dental in Yonkers NY will discuss the best options for treating your gum disease.

Please schedule an appointment online or call Dentist in Yonkers, NY, Partab Dental at (914) 779-2090 to have a consultation with Dr. Sachar, and we will be happy to help.