"My smile is very important to me. I never really had huge issues with my teeth but I did have some spacing that I was not happy with. Deciding to get invisalign was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The hard part was finding a facility that would tend to my needs and make me feel at home. I researched for quite some time before actually picking a place, but I finally ended up choosing Luxury Dentistry.”
- Darween F.
A full service dental office is your best companion in combating your gum disease. Luxury Dentistry NYC is a classy, family owned boutique dental practice on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. We offer comprehensive dental care, from checkups and dental cleanings to a range of corrective and cosmetic procedures, meeting all of our patients’ needs. Our gum specialist, Dr. Julie Pastagia, studied and was trained at the best Northeastern institutes, including NYU, Harvard and University of Washington, and she is experienced in diagnosing and treating gum problems.
Common Types of Gum Diseases
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. Common symptoms of gingivitis include gums that become red, swollen, and begin to bleed easily. This does not include any bone or tissue loss. Gingivitis is considered a mild form of gum disease and can be treated and reversed by practicing good oral hygiene. Periodontitis is a more serious and advanced form of gum disease. Left untreated or with inadequate treatment, gingivitis leads to periodontitis. Symptoms include inflammation of the tissues around the tooth, pocket forming (characterized by the gums pulling away from the teeth and forming spaces), and the breakdown of connective tissue and bone. If periodontitis is left untreated or treated inadequately, it can result in tooth loss. Symptoms of both gingivitis and periodontitis include persistent halitosis, red or swollen gums, tender or bleeding gums, painful chewing, loose or sensitive teeth, and receding gums or teeth that appear longer. You should contact our office if you experience these symptoms.