If during your checkup we find that you have gingivitis or an advanced case of gum disease, Dr. Wei will recommend immediate periodontal therapy. For most patients, this involves removing calculus, which is hardened plaque, from below the gum line. Then we smooth teeth roots in a procedure called scaling to reduce areas prone to plaque buildup. We can irrigate pockets to clean them, and sometimes we apply Arestin, a topical antibiotic that kills infection.
If gum disease has advanced to the point that surgery is required, Dr. Wei can perform some Electrosurge procedures in our office. Otherwise, he will refer you to a trusted colleague for specialized care. We recommend that recovering periodontal disease patients see us every few months for an evaluation. After successful therapy, we’ll make sure you understand how to ward off recurrence.
Call our New York dental office to schedule your consultation with restorative and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Wei. Many of our patients live and work in Midtown Manhattan, while others come from Astoria, Weehawken, and Long Island City.