Dentist New York Dr. Daniell Mishaan, Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease or gum disease is an infection of the tissues around the teeth.  When plaque builds up in the sulcus (the small crevice between the gums and the surface of the tooth), bacteria begins to damage these tissues and wear away their connection to the tooth.  Eventually, the sulcus begins to detach from the tooth and form a pocket.  This pocket continues to grow until the disease is tended to.  As the pocket gets larger, the disease gets more severe and generally harder to clean and eventually treat. 

In the more mild stages, periodontal disease is categorized as gingivitis and only affects the gums.  In time, the disease becomes irreversible and ultimately more harmful.  This severe stage of periodontal disease is called periodontitis.

What are the symptoms of Periodontal Disease?

It is time to make an appointment with Dr. Mishaan if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Gums that are red and/or tender
  • Receding gums
  • Constant bad breath and/or bad taste
  • Loose teeth
  • A change in the fit of your teeth when you bite down

What are the main causes of periodontal disease?

In his midtown dentist office, Dr. Mishaan has identified many of the main causes of periodontal disease, including:

  • The use of any forms of tobacco
  • Systemic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, or metabolic syndrome
  • Crooked teeth
  • Faulty or damaged fillings or bridges
  • The use of certain types of medications
  • Pregnancy

Daniell Mishaan, D.M.D. is a dentist in the Garment District in midtown Manhattan.  He serves patients from all over New York City.

Dr. Daniell Mishaan Wants to Know Every Mouth in His Practice

Dr. Mishaan is known to his patients and his staff as kind, caring and genuinely concerned about people. He steps out of his role as a clinician to really know you and your needs. His technical skill and his keen eye for aesthetics set him apart from other dental healthcare professionals.

Dr. Mishaan attended New York University and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Before opening the Dental Aesthetics and Facial Group practice, Dr. Mishaan’s experience included working in high-end dental offices on Central Park South and Madison Avenue. He saw the need for a practice in the Fashion District, where he could offer a full range of services with a focus on the convenience of the patient. He has assembled a team of professionals to provide dentistry, plastic surgery, and orthodontics—all in the same location.

Because preventative care is so vital, Dr. Mishaan wants you to feel at ease in the office, and he and his staff make every effort to ensure your comfort. Dr. Mishaan takes care of your regular preventative care, such as monitoring the health of your teeth, doing oral cancer exams, and taking x–rays. He helps you understand why regular cleanings, flossing and other preventative measures, such as using fluoride, should fit into your regular healthcare program.

In his efforts to know the whole patient, Dr. Mishaan performs a comprehensive review of your medical history. Sometimes, seemingly unrelated illnesses or medications can directly, or indirectly, impact your dental health, so he takes the time to review your history carefully. You will be aware of Dr. Mishaan’s professional and gentle approach throughout your visit.

His services in General and Restorative Dentistry include:

  • General Exams & Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Implants
  • Treatment for TMJ Pain and Teeth Grinding
  • Emergency Care

We invite you to look through our Web site and learn more about our boutique services. Then, feel free to contact us and make an appointment to see us, today.

Dr. Daniell Mishaan, D.M.D

241 West 37th Street
NYC, NY 10018
Phone: 212 730 4440
Fax: 212 764 7122