New York Periodontist Prabha Krishnan Urges Early Treatment of Gingivitis For Prevention of Periodontitis
More than 3 million Americans currently suffer from the initial stage of gum disease called gingivitis. It presents itself as red gums which often bleed easily. Left untreated, the much more serious stage of gum disease, periodontitis, can set in leading to bone, tissue and tooth loss.
There is good news though! Dr. Prabha Krishnan sees a very high success rate in patients that are seen by a periodontist as soon as these early signs of gum disease are noticed. Due to the fact that gingivitis is the easiest form of gum disease to treat, she cautions those suffering from common symptoms such as tender gums, receding gums, bleeding gums after brushing or flossing or recurrent bad breath to schedule a periodontal check up right away.
To prevent gingivitis, Dr. Krishnan reminds patients to brush correctly and twice daily, to floss daily and to never skip bi-annual hygiene appointments. Making sure these steps are taken reduces your risk of plaque and tartar from accumulating on your teeth and gums.
About Dr. Krishnan
Dr. Prabha Krishnan has practiced in the Queens, NY area for over 20 years. She offers both traditional gum disease treatments including deep cleanings, scaling and root planing as well as advanced LANAP laser treatment with no cutting and shorter recovery time. Dr. Krishnan completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry, with a post-graduate specialization in Periodontics. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, an Alumnus of ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Her office may be reached at 718-878-4878 or online at http://www.yourgumspecialist.com.