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Periodontal Care in Long Island City, NY

During routine dental visits, our team is examining the health and appearance of your teeth, but did you know that your dentist is also assessing the health of your gums as well? Taking great care of your gums is incredibly important for maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. To learn more about periodontal care or schedule a visit with our team, please contact us!

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What are the signs of periodontal disease?

Gum disease always begins as gingivitis, which is the mildest form of gum disease and the only stage when it is completely reversible. Symptoms usually include redder or darker gums, puffy gums, gum sensitivity, and gum bleeding. Gingivitis can be treated with an enhanced at-home oral care routine and regular dental visits. Once it progresses into periodontal disease, routine deep cleanings that involve scaling and root planing must be performed to keep the teeth and gums as clean and healthy as possible.

What’s the difference between a regular cleaning and a deep cleaning?

Routine dental cleanings focus on clearing away plaque and tartar that collects in between the teeth, along the gum line, and other areas that are difficult to clean thoroughly with a toothbrush. Deep cleanings are much more focused on the health of the patient’s gums, and they involve clearing out the tartar that has collected beneath the gum line in the gum pockets. It’s imperative that the gums be thoroughly cleaned, otherwise, the patient’s teeth, gums, and jawbone may become damaged.

What causes periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is most frequently caused by poor oral hygiene and inadequate dental care. Other factors that influence gum disease include hormones, certain medications, and genetics. Regardless of why your gums need some extra TLC, our team at Queensboro Plaza Dental Care is here to assist. When left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth decay, tooth loss, gum recession, and jawbone deterioration. Receiving a diagnosis and following your custom treatment plan will put you on track to have the healthiest smile possible.

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Patient Reviews

Karoline PammerKaroline Pammer
20:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are extremely competent, friendly and professional. He is very thorough and explains everything very clearly. Finally I feel like I am in good hands when it comes to dental care.
Matt SmithMatt Smith
21:18 05 Feb 22
Great overall experience getting a dental cleaning. Very friendly staff, beautifully designed office, and a comfortable experience watching calming Netflix nature programming while in the chair. Complimentary beverages are in the waiting room and so is a little play area for kids.It felt to me that this was a patient-focused family practice as opposed to a cold, corporate dental mill trying to churn through as many patients as possible.I’ll definitely be coming back here for all my dental needs and I highly recommend.
Sundup SherpaSundup Sherpa
22:07 02 Feb 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very welcoming and they provide an excellent experience every time I visit. I’ve only been here twice for annual checkups but would definitely consider and recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good customer experience and a very thoughtful approach to making sure that you feel at home. I have some procedures set up for later in the month and I must actually be the only person in the world actually looking forward to a dentist appointment.
Jayrockem GottemJayrockem Gottem
21:27 09 Nov 21
Great place wonderful staff they will be my go too dentist 100%
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22:08 26 Aug 21
Very confident after leaving the office that my teeth are in greatttt hands. Above and beyond patient care. Very informative visits. A sense that they genuinely care about patient concerns. Added helpful guidelines I took home with me to reach dental hygiene goals before my next visits. Highly recommended you leave your old scary dentist ! 😁😁
Queensboro Plaza Dental Care

Queensboro Plaza Dental Care