This office serves patients in the following areas:
Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Central Park, Harlem, Central Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Morningside Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Manhattan, Midtown, Midtown East, Central Midtown, Midtown West/Hell's Kitchen/Clinton, Chelsea, Garment District, Flatiron District, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Battery Park City, Financial District, Wall Street, TriBeCa, Chinatown, Lower East Side, Little Italy, SoHo, Greenwich Village, East Village, Central Village, West Village, New York City, NY 10023
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For your convenience, we offer
long hours, 6 days a week.
And in emergencies, we're on
24-hour beeper call.
Treatment of Periodontal Disease, Manhattan, NYC
If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease and you are trying to understand what your next steps are, you need to call Williams Esh, D.D.S. of Manhattan, NYC and set up an appointment to speak with him.
If you have seen a dentist or you suspect that you have periodontal disease you may be wondering what the next steps are. The first step is to understand what periodontal disease really is. Periodontal disease is a serious infection when left untreated can cause the lost of a tooth or teeth. It occurs when bacteria from the plaque that we naturally form, make the gums red and swollen. Usually with the mildest case, you will not feel any discomfort. One form of periodontal disease that can be treated with professional treatment is gingivitis.
There are numerous causes of periodontal disease, such as:
- Smoking or other tobacco use
- It runs in your family
- Entering into puberty
- Becoming pregnant
- Certain Medications
- When you clench or grind your teeth
- Not getting adequate nutrition
- Diseases that affect the immune system
Periodontal Disease is a condition that can be treated. But you should be prepared to go through surgery, if your oral exams show that the tissue that surrounds your teeth is not healthy and therefore cannot be repaired without surgery. A few of the surgeries and procedures that can be done are:
- Periodontal Surgery - Pocket Reduction Procedures, Regenerative Procedures, Crown Lengthening, Soft Tissue Grafts
- Dental implants
- Cosmetic Procedures - sometimes done after surgery to improve the patient's smile.
Just because you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease isn't a reason to be down. There is hope that at the end of this journey that your oral appearance will be better than it is now. You will need to take the first step by getting treated, and getting treated by the right dentist. Dr. Esh, in Manhattan, NY is a dentist that is ready to take the first step with you. Give Dr. Esh at West End Dental in Manhattan, NY a call today.
Dr. William Esh
243 West End Ave
New York City, NY 10023
West End Dental