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Gum Disease Treatment: Give Your Smile the Solution it Deserves

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Leaving Gum Disease Untreated Affects More Than Just Your Smile

Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss? Bleeding gums is something many consider to be “normal.” However, symptoms like soreness and bleeding gums are never normal, and indicate that a periodontal problem may be to blame. Gum (periodontal) disease is a serious condition affecting millions of people. This progressive disease is caused by harmful oral bacteria that initiate the breakdown of bone around your teeth. It also has the potential to cause damage to other parts of the body, if left untreated. Contact Dr. Volchonok today at AV Periodontics in Manhattan, NY.

Untreated gum disease increases your risk of systemic health effects like:

  • Tooth loss
  • Bone loss
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Certain cancers
  • Respiratory disease
  • Dementia
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Stages of Gum Disease


Gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss.


Almost half (47.2 percent) of U.S. adults have some form of gum disease.


Having a family history of gum disease makes you six times more likely to develop this condition.

Knowing These Signs of Gum Disease Can Save Your Health

Often times, the signs and symptoms of gum disease may not seem uncommon. However, early diagnosis and treatment can help save your smile and health from life-threatening conditions. Are you experiencing symptoms of gum disease? Any of the following symptoms should be evaluated right away:

Dr. Volchonok discusses the benefits of the perioscope in gum disease treatment

Get the Specialized Care You Need for a Lasting, Healthy Smile

Scaling and Root Planing

A non-surgical procedure that gently removes plaque, tartar and bacteria from beneath the gum line.

Laser Gum Treatment

A minimally invasive service that treats periodontal disease without incisions or sutures.

Osseous Surgery

An advanced surgery that accesses deep areas of tartar and bacteria, and smooths rough bone tissue.


A procedure that eliminates excess, overgrown or inflamed gums.

Periodontal Maintenance

An ongoing program that helps maintain gum health following gum disease treatment.

Protect your smile and health from destructive gum disease! Call our experienced team today to reserve your periodontal screening and consultation.

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