Your Gums, Your Mouth, Your Health
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Visiting Dr. Robert A. Horowitz regularly for cleanings and exams is really important for helping to prevent periodontal disease. Daily oral hygiene at home and away also is a vital part of prevention. Brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings will keep your teeth clear of bacteria that can lead to plaque build-up, inflammation, infection, and the decay of your teeth.
The Perio-Systemic Link
Follow this space to learn more about the perio-systemic link, and how recent studies suggest a relationship between periodontitis (inflammation of the gums) and other systemic diseases. Recent studies suggest the bacteria present around your teeth and the health of your gums and mouth is connected to your overall health.
Plaque & Your Gums
This is the earliest form of problems with gum tissue. Plaque buildup at the gum line causes inflammation and some bleeding near the gums, and may lead to infection.
Periodontitis, also called gum disease or periodontal disease, is a serious inflammatory process that damages soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. The same process caused by bacteria around your teeth can lead to bone loss around dental implants.
Laser Therapy Treatments
New laser protocols are used to treat gingivitis, periodontal disease, and help speed recovery after dental surgery. These advanced methods can help reduce treatment times and make the processes more comfortable for our patients. Certain specific protocols, which Dr. Horowitz uses, target and kill the bacteria which may affect local and systemic inflammatory related diseases.
Periodontal Disease and Dental Implants - Latest Techniques
As a member of the faculty at New York University’s College of Dentistry, Dr. Robert Horowitz has lectured, coordinated and participated in research projects on the subjects of periodontal treatment, the use of lasers in procedures for the treatment and healing of gum tissue and hard tissue, and dental implants. In addition, he has been frequently published in leading dental journals.
Dr. Horowitz is dedicated to keeping up-to-date on the latest dental technologies. He carefully selects and invests in only the highest-quality devices for improving your oral health. Our office uses innovative technologies, like high-resolution digital X-rays, cone beam 3D volumetric scanning, surgical operating microscopes, and laser therapy. These technologies help detect and treat underlying dental issues such as inflammation and infection caused by bacteria that can cause tooth loss.
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