COSMETIC PROCEDURES

Dental Bonding
Porcelain Veneers
Tooth Whitening
Dental Crowns & Bridges

IMPLANT PROCEDURES
Dental Implants

GENERAL PROCEDURES
Pit & Fissure Sealant
Dental Hygiene
Dental Gum Treatment


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GENERAL PROCEDURES

Dental Gum Treatment

Gum disease is the major cause of adult tooth loss. Most people don’t know they have gum disease until a dentist or hygienist tells them. Gum disease start when plaque is not removed effectively – it can irritate your gums and make them "pull away" from your teeth, causing the bone around your teeth to shrink away. It is possible for people to lose their teeth even if they are completely free of tooth decay.

Everyone has a space around his or her teeth that can be measured with an instrument called a probe. In healthy gums, that measurement should be 2-3mm deep. If the plaque, which forms around the teeth, is not removed, this space will become deeper and what is called a pocket will form. More plaque bacteria will accumulate in the pocket – the gum disease will worsen and become more difficult to treat.

If gum disease is caught early enough, it is reversible. Dr. Kochman and his team are experienced in helping people in all stages of gum disease. Warning signs of gum disease can include puffy, red, tender or swollen gums, gums that bleed easily during brushing or flossing, bad breath, or a bad taste in your mouth.

It is important to have your gums assessed regularly and to learn how to keep your teeth clean. Dr. Kochman and his hygienists are dedicated to helping you learn how to keep your teeth for a lifetime!