COVID-19 Update

We’re open but only able to see emergency cases at this time. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency please schedule an appointment online or call us at 718-625-2116.

Dental care is vital to stay healthy and prevent minor issues from progressing into painful, complex and expensive conditions. Please rest assured that our office is one of the most thoroughly cleaned and disinfected environments you can possibly be in.

We’ve missed you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon as we plan to reopen May 18th, 2020

Learn more about What the American Dental Academy (ADA) defines as a Dental Emergency

In order to help navigate this difficult situation and determine whether or not emergency treatment is indicated, or if you would like to consult with one of our doctors, please email us at; info@heightsdentistry.com and someone will email you a link with a time for a video call.

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Caring for Your Smile above and below the Gumline

Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease can occur when bacteria, plaque, and tartar accumulate below the gumline. Type 2 diabetes and smoking can increase the risk of developing periodontal disease. During each checkup, Dr. Trotter and his team take a 360-degree look at every tooth for signs of the condition.

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A periodontal disease is a combination of bacteria buildup, plaque, and tartar that gets accumulated underneath the gums. If it's left undisturbed, it can lead to some very severe bone loss underneath the tissue. So, oftentimes, we'll recommend some treatments to help get that stuff removed so that patients have happier and healthier gums. There's a couple predisposing factors for somebody that has periodontal disease. Type 2 diabetes, smokers is also a high correlation to periodontal disease. When you come in, we always check 360 degrees. Around every single tooth, there's a pocket, and we measure it to make sure that they're happy, healthy pockets, and if it's anything deeper, then we let the patient know and we'll talk to them about it.

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