Gum problems put you at risk for developing other health issues, so it’s essential to have gum disease treated promptly. However, traditional or mainstream treatments for gum disease are highly invasive that also come with risks, such as excessive bleeding and infections. At M.Y. Dental Spa, Dr. Mimi Yeung offers nonsurgical, holistic gum treatment for patients in New York City, who have gum disease.
What are the signs of gum disease?
Gum disease tends to develop gradually, but you should have it treated as soon as possible. Being familiar with the typical signs of gum disease helps you determine, with some certainty, whether you have it.
You might have gum disease if you have one or more of the following:
- Reddish or swollen gums
- Gums that bleed easily, such as when you brush or floss
- Persistent bad breath
- Increased sensitivity in your teeth
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
How did I get gum disease?
You can develop gum disease when plaque and tartar sit on your teeth for long periods of time. These bacteria inflame your gums, causing gingivitis. If you don’t have gingivitis treated, it can turn into periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is a more severe form of gum disease that can cause bone loss and tooth loss if you don’t have it treated in time. It might also increase your risk of having other health problems if the bacteria spreads.
What are the treatments for gum disease?
Traditional treatments for gum disease can include surgery, such as flap surgery or bone and tissue grafts. These surgical procedures carry specific risks, such as infection or excess bleeding.
However, Dr. Yeung offers an alternative, nonsurgical options for treating gum diseases so that you can avoid these risks.
What is holistic gum treatment?
Dr. Yeung offers holistic gum treatment that focuses on ensuring that you’re healthy overall while also treating gum disease. This treatment is minimally invasive and doesn’t involve any surgical procedures. You can expect to have your gums cleaned to eliminate the infection in your gums so that they can be healthy again.
How often do I need holistic gum treatment?
When you have holistic gum treatment at M.Y. Dental Spa, Dr. Yeung has you come in for bi-weekly treatments. These treatments, which she does in the office, usually take place over the course of four to ten sessions.
Is holistic gum treatment safe?
Holistic gum treatment is a safe form of treatment for gum disease. When you don’t want to deal with the risks associated with traditional gum treatment, holistic gum treatment offers a suitable alternative. If you have any concerns about this type of treatment, you can discuss them with Dr. Yeung.
If you have gum problems, don’t hesitate to contact M.Y. Dental Spa to set up an appointment with Dr. Yeung.