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If you’ve been told that you have periodontal disease, treatment planning should start immediately. By acting quickly and diligently, periodontal disease can be reversed, restoring your dental health and protecting your overall health, as advanced stages of periodontal disease increase patients’ risk for heart disease and stroke. If a general dentist diagnosed you with periodontal…

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New York City residents considering dental implants should know that they are, by and large, wildly successful. In fact, the most current data shows that implants succeed 90 to 95% of the time. Still, there are documented reasons why dental implants fail. To help you be on the positive side of the equation and receive…

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Many of periodontist Dr. Kissel’s New York City patients who consult with him about dental implants are, understandably, curious about how they need to care for their new teeth after they are placed. It’s important to know if you choose Dr. Kissel for your implants surgery, you have a high chance of implant success because…

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For New York City dental implants patients who’ve been missing teeth for quite some time before deciding to have them replaced, rebuilding jaw bone tissue, also known as bone regeneration, is often a must. After all, going months or years without a tooth root stimulating your jaw bone’s growth has likely resulted in bone resorption,…

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So you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease. We know how discouraged you must be. Having to deal with a dental health condition is frustrating in many ways, and knowing that periodontal disease can affect your overall health as well can be even more devastating. That’s why you can’t ignore it, or let it continue to…

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If you live in New York City and you have loose or missing teeth or need to have a tooth or teeth removed due to disease or decay, it’s likely you will need to have them replaced with dental implants. Periodontist Dr. Kissel’s preferred tooth-replacement system is dental implants because they are a permanent solution,…

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How To Brush Properly While brushing the outside surfaces of your teeth, position the brush at a 45-degree angle where your gums and teeth meet. Gently move the brush in a circular motion several times using small, gentle strokes. Use light pressure while putting the bristles between the teeth, but not so much pressure that…

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Your dentist or periodontist just told you that you have deep pockets around teeth and you need periodontal treatment. It is important for you to know about current opinions in the dental community regarding this treatment and what your options are. The primary cause of periodontal disease is excessive plaque and calculus on the root…

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Periodontal disease can be one of the most difficult dental conditions to treat. There are various factors that can affect the patient’s clinical outcome. For instance, genetics, smoking, home care habits, diet, and systemic health conditions can affect the outcome of gum disease treatment in NYC. Previous options presented to patients for treatment were limited…

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Seeing pink in the sink after brushing? You aren’t alone. One of the most common oral health problems in New York City, bleeding gums are experienced by many. If you notice that your gums are bleeding—either during brushing or at other points in the day—now is the time to find out what’s causing the condition…

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