Dr. Kay, Dr. Berson and Dr. Yaffe know that each patient’s ability to resist disease is as unique as their smile. Should you have periodontal disease, our on-staff periodontist will work to create a treatment plan for healthier gums. Not only will periodontal treatment help prevent tooth loss, but it will also protect your investment in your smile restorations: crowns, veneers, implants, bridges, and whitening procedures.
Many people have gum disease without symptoms. Regular periodontal exams and dental cleanings are critical in maintaining healthy gums. During your exam, Dr. Kay, Dr. Yaffe or Dr. Berson will inspect the color and firmness of your gums. Your teeth will be evaluated and tested for any looseness. Your bite will also be examined and checked. Then a small dental measuring instrument will be gently inserted between the tooth and your gum to measure the depth of your pockets. The normal depth for pockets is 1–3 millimeters. X-rays may be taken at times to evaluate any changes in your bone supporting your teeth.