Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy

“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.” ~ Jenn Proske

Les Belles NYC is dedicated to helping each of our patients understand the importance of oral health. Gum health is seldom given much consideration as a topic of discussion however it is a very important part of oral health. Recent studies have linked certain health concerns to gum condition. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in older adults but it can also be found in every age group, including children. Fortunately, with proper care, gum disease can be controlled and stabilized.

At Les Belles NYC, we use a modern holistic approach when addressing dental problems such as gum disease. Our periodontal therapy begins with a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. We then evaluate the severity of the disease. The next step is to thoroughly clean the teeth with ultrasonic equipment.

In very severe cases, some minor surgery may be required to remove damaged tissue. Medicine is placed in the areas where the infection is acute. Les Belles NYC will furnish you with special toothpaste and mouthwash to help with the healing process.

Gum Infection Treatment

Infections in the gums may require the use of medicines to slow or stop the bacteria causing the infection. We may apply medicine in the gum. Our dentist will determine the best method for controlling your infection and discuss any options with you.

Scaling and Root Planing/ Deep Cleaning

Gum disease starts when plaque builds up on the teeth. The plaque then hardens into tartar or calculus and begins pushing the gums away from the teeth. Infection can set in as toxins are formed from the byproducts of the bacteria and the body’s defense system making the elimination of the plaque and tartar buildup of prime importance.

You will need a deep cleaning when you have accumulation of calculus and bone loss below the gum line. Scaling the teeth is done with ultrasonic tools which break up the tartar accumulation on the teeth. Once all the tartar has been removed, the roots of the teeth are gently planed smooth, allowing the gums to reattach to the teeth.

Gum disease is avoidable with proper oral hygiene and a healthy diet. The Les Belles NYC team is committed to helping our patients achieve their highest level of oral health.

  • Aaron E.

    Very friendly staff - no wait time at all; Dr. Huang was very friendly and informative, walking me through everything in layman' s terms. Lastly, office is centrally located, right next to Grand Central Station and very accommodating in terms of available hours.

  • Maya K.

    (Verified Patient)

    The most pleasant dentist visit i have had to date. Short wait times, super friendly staff, pleasant and clean looking office overall. Dr Huang sat down and thoroughly examined my teeth and explained my xrays and any questions i had. Cleaning was thorough and painless(have never been able to tolerate the cleanings before). Overall great dentist experience. Definetely recommend to everyone and anyone.

  • Jacklyn F.

    (Verified Patient)

    My visit to Dr. Huang's office could not have gone smoother! She and the entire staff are incredibly friendly. She really does care about her patients - she took the time to explain my xrays to me, giving me care tips and warnings along the way. Most dentists scrape your teeth until they bleed and then herd you out the door. Also, they're open on Sundays which is a HUGE win for those of us with demanding jobs.

  • Andrea F.

    (Verified Patient)

    I waited less than 5 minutes to be seen by Dr. Huang which never happens. She was really nice, thorough in her examination, and made me feel really comfortable. She was able to answer all of my questions and addressed a problem I was having that was never previously acknowledged by my former dentists.