Support Immune Health with Periodontal Check-Ups.
Healthy gums support a stronger immune system and better whole-body health. The holistic periodontists at Farber Center remind everyone that periodontal maintenance visits — check-ups, cleanings — are even more critical at this time. With coronavirus infections a concern for everyone, it’s wise to do as much as you can to stay healthy.
If you’ve never had a periodontal (gum disease) check-up, you’re encouraged to schedule an exam at either of our Farber Center locations. We’re among the leading Long Island periodontists with offices in Medford and Hauppauge, NY. If you’ve already been diagnosed and treated for gum disease, it’s crucial to stay current with your periodontal maintenance visits. Low-grade infections in the gums threaten your teeth and also affect the immune system. Our advanced treatments are safe, more comfortable, and highly effective. If you’ve noticed swollen, tender, or irritated gums and suspect you may have a problem, it’s wise to visit us and have it checked out.
Periodontal Maintenance Can Help Immune Health
Numerous research studies have examined links between healthy gums and a well-functioning immune system. In reverse, the same studies scrutinize potential connections between infected gums and their negative effect on immune health. Low-grade bacterial infections in the gums show up in the immune and circulatory systems, including the heart. Therefore for anyone affected by gum disease, there are multiple reasons to have it treated and resolved. Likewise, if you’ve had gum disease treatments already, you likely need maintenance visits to support good periodontal (gum) health.
It’s also crucial to remind patients about the vital need for good at-home care. Your gums benefit as much as your teeth do from brushing and flossing. Make sure to brush at least twice daily and floss a minimum of once a day. If it has been a while since you’ve had a refresher about best-practices for brushing and flossing, make sure to ask for pointers during your next check-up. Even adults benefit from a refresher now and then. Fluoride toothpaste, soft toothbrushes, and ADA-approved oral rinses all contribute to better oral health when used correctly.
Today’s Periodontal Treatments are More Comfortable
At Farber Center, we’ve always made patient comfort a top priority, providing appropriate anesthesia options for all treatments. But it’s also important to point out that newer methods like Laser Pocket Disinfection and Pinhole Surgical Technique are less invasive and more comfortable. Especially for older adults who may have heard about the discomfort of treatments years ago, its crucial to point out that things have changed — and improved. If you’ve been apprehensive about visiting us, schedule an exam and let us explain more. One of the reasons we stay ahead of the curve with the newest methods is to keep our patients more comfortable.
Less invasive periodontal treatments also often mean less time in the chair, quicker healing time, and a shorter period for any needed dietary modifications. Patients are delighted by these improvements and now experience much less inconvenience and discomfort while keeping their gums healthy. Our values at Farber Center also include a deep commitment to patient education. We’re pleased to answer questions and always to try to present the most complete information possible before patients make decisions. Our mission is to save teeth, and one of the best ways to accomplish it is to treat and resolve any gum disease.
Farber Centers are Open as Usual with Added Precautions
Amid concerns about the coronavirus, we have added extra layers of protection to our already rigorous cleaning and sanitizing protocols. The health and safety of our patients and staff is a paramount concern. Our treatment rooms, patient waiting areas, and laboratories are disinfected continuously for the protection and peace of mind of all. If you’d like more information before visiting us for your appointment, please read a Statement from Dr. Alan Farber here.
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