Healthy gums for a healthy smile

Your gum health is just as important as the health of your teeth. We provide periodontal care and treatment.

Are you experiencing the signs of gum disease?

Periodontal Care in Gasport, NY

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half of all adults in the United States are affected by periodontal disease. Called a “silent epidemic” by some health professionals, gum disease is damaging to more than just the tissues in your mouth. This chronic infection has also been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and pancreatic cancer. Pregnant women who have gum disease may be at greater risk of giving birth to a low birth-weight baby.
At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, we serve on the front lines in the fight against gum disease. By teaching good preventative care and giving timely treatment , we make it our top priority to keep gum disease from affecting your health!

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Gum disease begins with bacteria that naturally occur in the mouth creating waste products. This waste combines with saliva, bits and particles of food, and the bacteria themselves to form a film called plaque, which collects on the surface of your teeth. If this harmful film is not adequately removed through good dental hygiene habits, it can harden into a substance called tartar. Tartar creeps below the gum line and pushes the gums away from the teeth, creating a pocket where infection can occur.
If left untreated, this chronic infection can eat away at the supporting tissues around the tooth and cause the bone to recede from around the tooth’s roots, ultimately leading to tooth loss.

Treatment Options

Our team believes in non-surgical methods of treatment whenever possible. The earliest stage of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, can be easily treated through changes in your personal care routine. Dr. Kaplansky may also advise you to make behavioral changes, such as quitting smoking.
More advanced cases of gum disease may require deep cleaning, using a method known as scaling and root planing. During this procedure, Dr. Kaplansky removes plaque build-up from beneath the gum line. He then smoothes away the grooves in the roots of your teeth where bacteria can settle. We may also prescribe antibiotics that will help stop the infection in your mouth.
In advanced cases, we are happy to offer soft tissue laser treatment. Laser gum treatment is a state-of-the-art method for removing damaged gum tissue. Because it is less invasive than traditional methods, patients typically experience quick healing times and easier recoveries.

Are You Suffering From Gum Disease? Call Us Now!

Some of the beginning symptoms of gum disease include redness or swelling of the gums, gums that bleed easily, and tenderness. If you believe you have gum disease, we recommend that you seek treatment as soon as possible. The timely treatment of this infection could help reduce your risk of developing the major illnesses associated with periodontitis.
If you live in the Gasport, Lockport, Middleport, Terrys Corners, Wrights Corners, Carlisle Gardens, Hartland, Highland Park and Medina, NY area, contact Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky today!
Meet Our Doctors:
Dentistry by Doctor Kaplansky | Dr. Igor Kaplansky
Igor Kaplansky, DDS, FAGD, FICOI General Dentistry, Oral surgery, Dental Implants, Orthodontics, Endodontics

In 1998 after graduating University at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree 

Dentistry by Doctor Kaplansky | Dr. Yvonne Carney
Komal Koli, DDS, MS General, Cosmetic and Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Komal Koli earned her Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from the Medical College of Georgia where her research on dental implants led to numerous publications and earned …

Dentistry by Doctor Kaplansky | Dr. Samantha Smith
Samantha Smith, DDS General, Cosmetic and Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Samantha Smith  graduated from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2014.  While in school she was a recipient of a prestigious Maryanne Mather Clinical Research Award for …

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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I care for my new dental implants?

Dental implants in Gasport look, function, and feel like natural teeth. They also require the same type of care.

This means using your toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss to keep your teeth and gums clean. We ask that you pay special attention to the spaces between teeth and the transition to the gums from the teeth to keep bacteria from getting to the jawbone and causing trouble like infections and periodontal disease.
Drs. Kaplansky and Smith’s dental hygienists will work with you to develop a personalized home care program that’s right for you.
You should also visit your dentist near Lockport regularly for exams and teeth cleanings, just as you did before dental implants.

We Offer Quality Dental Implants Near Terrys Corners, NY

Every patient is different, and your needs will vary based on your unique procedure. Working with an experienced dentist is the best way to ensure that you get the perfect treatment plan for your needs. That being said, keeping to your dental care after your dental implants have been placed is vital as well. Give us a call today with any questions!
We provide dental implants in all locales, including Lockport, Gasport, Terrys Corners, Wrights Corners, Carlisle Gardens, Hartland, and Highland Park.
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Featured Blog Posts - Periodontal Care

February 1, 2019
Periodontal Disease Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
You probably already know that gum disease is bad for your mouth and poses a danger to your teeth. What you might not know, however, is that gum disease is also a threat to your body's overall health and that the condition is linked to other serious illnesses, including Alzheimer's ...
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October 24, 2017
Study Shows a Link between Weight, Exercise, and Periodontal Health
You know that exercising regularly and staying at a healthy weight is good for your overall well-being. But according to a scientific study , being physically fit can be good for your gum health as well. The
Journal of Periodontology reports that subjects in the study who were more ...

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October 18, 2016
Periodontal Care – Take Care of Your Gums – Podcast with Dr. Kaplansky
Listen or Read Dr. Igor Kaplansky’s Podcast Interview!

Topic – Periodontal Care – Take Care of Your Gums!

Below you will find an easy to read transcript of Dr. Igor Kaplansky’s monthly podcast interview. You can click the video to listen to the podcast or simply read …
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