Category Archives: Pocket Reduction

Oral Surgeon in Chester

Chester Gum Surgery

Have you ever been affected by periodontal disease? It is one of the most common issues that our Chester oral surgeon addresses in the patients that visit Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for treatment. How we treat individual cases of gum disease depends on the severity of each case’s development. Gum disease mainly starts as a result of bacteria buildup in the mouth. If bacteria is not thoroughly removed through adequate brushing and flossing techniques (and for patients who are genetically pre-disposed, or who are at an increased risk for other reasons, good hygiene may not be enough to prevent it) they can cause serious damage to your teeth, gums, and the underlying bones. If the bacteria build up significantly, they begin to fill up the small pockets that exist between your gums and your teeth, threatening to further deteriorate the gums and the bones that lie beneath them. For these serious cases of gum disease, our Chester oral surgeon often recommends pocket reduction surgery as the optimal treatment method.

Chester Oral Surgery

Chester Oral Surgery

Pocket reduction surgery can stop bone loss in its tracks by halting bacteria from getting to the bone level. It also slows the gum deterioration process down, keeping them from detaching from the teeth before the teeth can fall out or loosen. Pocket reduction surgery can be a critical part of preventing both bone loss and tooth loss as a result of periodontal disease. This surgical method is usually brought into the equation after more conservative options like deep cleaning methods are tried as a means of resolving the problem. Our Chester oral surgeon can let you know if pocket reduction surgery is the right option for you after an examination and consultation at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

If you are interested in learning more about pocket reduction surgery or any of the other surgical options provided by our Chester oral surgeon, we suggest that you consult the detailed Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery website. However, if you have a specific question or concern that you would like to speak to us about directly, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us by phone or online. We look forward to working with you.

Pocket Reduction Surgery Chester
84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
845-357-2070

Oral Surgeon Suffern

Suffern Oral Pathology

Taking care of your teeth and your oral health is extremely important. Brushing and flossing daily are common habits that can help prevent the buildup of plaque, therefore preventing tooth decay and gum disease. In addition to these at home methods, regular dental visits are also recommended so that more stubborn plaque can be removed. But these regular visits with your dentist can mean much more than that. Our Suffern oral surgeon here at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can also help determine whether you exhibit signs of oral cancer, as well.

Suffern Oral Cancer Treatments

Suffern Oral Cancer Treatments

While regular dentist’s visits can help limit the amount of harmful plaque and bacteria on your tooth enamel and along your gumline, these visits also allow your dentist to better monitor your overall dental health. With regular visits, they will be able to identify any subtle changes more easily, especially if you begin to show signs of oral cancer. While a routine visit to your dentist can tell you whether exhibit any signs, there are some symptoms that you should look out for between visits. These symptoms include white or red patches anywhere in the mouth, any lumps on the lip, tongue or throat, pain when chewing or swallowing, the sensation that something is caught or stuck at the back of your throat, any unusual numbness in the mouth, loose teeth or ill-fitting dentures, any changes in your voice or the development of speech problems, and weight loss. If you experience any of these symptoms then it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with any one of our Suffern oral surgeons, Dr. David Caponigro, Dr. Anthony Pavone, or Dr. Justin Hendi. Upon seeing you, they will be able to give you a proper diagnosis and begin planning for any necessary surgery or treatment.

Taking care of your teeth, gums and mouth is one thing, but also being aware of your day to day oral health is important, too. The smallest signs or symptoms can help you realize when to schedule an appointment. Early detection can help ensure the success of your treatment, and our Suffern oral surgeons at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are here to help.

Suffern Oral Cancer Diagnosis
84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
845-357-2070