Periodontics FAQs

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How much do you know about periodontics? If you are like most people, chances are good that you know very little. Therefore, it makes sense to learn more by checking out some of the most common periodontics FAQs so you can get a better idea of what this type of dentistry can do for you and why you should not discount it.

Periodontics FAQ #1 – What Is Periodontics?

This is an area of dentistry in which some people specialize. It aims to treat the gums and the bone that help to support the teeth. It also involves treatment of the jaw. We have dentists in Upper East Side Manhattan at Schlesinger, DDS to help you with problems affecting this area of your mouth.

Periodontics FAQ #2 – What Does a Periodontist Do?

As mentioned, we have dentists who can help. Those who specialize in this field are called periodontists. Those who become periodontists undergo further training, which is required by the American Dental Association, or ADA.

Periodontics FAQ #3 – Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

This disease is unfortunately common, and many people may not even realize they are in the early stages of it. It occurs when plaque has gathered near your gum line and has not been removed properly. It hardens and becomes tartar, which can cause gingivitis. It is only a matter of time before it becomes periodontal disease. Some of the most common signs and symptoms include bleeding gums when you floss or brush, sore gums, swollen gums, spaces forming between teeth, chronic halitosis, and loose teeth. As you can see, the symptoms can be very serious.

Contact Our Upper East Side Periodontist Today

It’s best to have help even before you need it. Get in touch with our dentists today by calling 212-517-4660 or visiting our contact page. We have the training and knowledge needed to help you deal with gum disease as well as any number of other dental issues you might be facing.

Dr. William Schlesinger

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Tuesday: 8am-6pm
Wednesday: Emergencies Only
Thursday: 8am-5pm
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In 1998 Dr. Schlesinger opened his own practice within Eastside Professional Associates, establishing roots on the upper east side of Manhattan. There he has been able to watch his practice grow every year since its inception. It is Dr. Schlesinger’s goal to provide the highest possible care to his patients. Treating everyone as if it was his health or that of a family member assures the highest standard of care no matter what type or level of treatment is given. It is this “Dedication to Excellence” that separates Dr. Schlesinger apart from the ordinary.

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