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.
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Periodontal disease is the most common of the many factors that can cause gum recession. When you visit your dentist concerning recession of your gum, one of the first procedures Dr. Mishaan will perform is a measurement of the amount of gum recession. The easiest and most common way to measure gum recession is by use of a periodontal probe. It evaluates in a painless way the pressed potential space between a tooth and the surrounding tissue. The main purpose of a periodontal probe is to measure pocket depths around a tooth in order to establish the state of health of the gums. The average, healthy pocket depth is around 3 mm with no bleeding upon probing. Depths greater than 3 mm can be associated with receding gums and loss of attachment to the teeth.
Dr. Mishaan is an advocate of frequent brushing and flossing to avoid periodontal disease (PD). However, even with proper dental hygiene, other factors may cause the development of PD. If you think you might have PD, the first step is to make an schedule an appointment with Dr. Mishaan as soon as possible.
Dr. Mishaan is a New York dentist conveniently located in midtown Manhattan in the garment district and can evaluate how far the Peridontal Disease has developed. Feel free to call (212.730.4440) our office for a private consultation with Dr. Mishaan.
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
- Inlays and Onlays
- Teeth Whitening
- 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
DENTAL AESTHETICS AND FACIAL GROUP
NYC, NY 10018
Phone: 212 730 4440
Fax: 212 764 7122