Mount Kisco Periodontics FAQ
Read answers to the most commonly asked questions about our practice
We are frequently asked about the services provided by our skilled periodontists in Mt. Kisco, NY which we have listed below. If you want to learn more about how Dr. Kantor and Dr. DiGiacinto can help you achieve a healthier mouth and a beautiful smile, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
What does a periodontist do?
A periodontist is a specialist in the treatment of periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants. Periodontists, like Dr. Kantor and Dr. DiGiacinto, focus on the soft tissue and the bone that supports your teeth. They also attend up to three years of additional training in gum disease treatment.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease occurs when the plaque on your teeth, which contains bacteria, irritates your gums. The bacteria spreads and infects the tissue creating symptoms such as bleeding, swollen gums, gum recession, bad breath, loose teeth and bone loss. Without gum disease treatment, the infection will progress indefinitely.
What types of gum disease treatments are available?
Mount Kisco Periodontics offers several gum disease treatments to protect the health of gums, teeth and bone, including scaling and root planing, osseous surgery and laser gum surgery. Our periodontists in Mt. Kisco, NY can help you restore the health of your smile with conservative, effective gum disease treatments.
What can I do to prevent periodontal disease?
Home care is crucial to maintaining the health of your gums. Brush your teeth after meals and before bedtime, floss a minimum of once per day, and schedule regular checkups and cleanings to protect your smile.
Do Dr. Kantor and Dr. DiGiacinto perform dental implant placement?
Dr. Kantor and Dr. DiGiacinto are specialists in implant dentistry and can restore the beauty and function of your smile with natural looking, permanent dental implants.
Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful, healthy smile. Schedule your consultation with Mount Kisco Periodontics and learn how we can provide you with the ultimate standard in periodontal care and implant dentistry, as well as innovative therapies to increase your comfort and improve your long-term oral health.