Port Jervis Periodontics

Treating Oral Gum Infections

It seems like we tend to forget that oral health involves more than just our teeth, but also the gums. Whether you need a rehabilitative or cosmetic procedure for your gums, you can ensure that our exceptionally trained dental team has the services you need to improve your smile.

Call us at (845) 209-2500 or contact us online to learn more about the Port Jervis periodontal treatments we offer.

What Is Periodontal/Gum Disease?

A lack of getting routine dental cleanings along with subpar oral hygiene can result in the earliest stage of periodontal (gum) disease, called gingivitis.

Contributing factors to this mildest form of periodontal disease include:

  • Bad hygiene habits
  • Smoking
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Diabetes
  • Substance abuse
  • Certain medications

Untreated gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, leaving drastic consequences on your gums. The toxins released by the plaque start to break down gum tissue causing the gum line to recede and create infected pockets. The longer the disease progresses, the deeper the pockets form, and ultimately the more your tissue and bone structure are destroyed.

Common Signs & Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Our highly trained periodontal team at Aesthetic Family Dentistry has the extensive knowledge and skills necessary to treat all kinds of gum disease, whether it is mild, moderate, or severe.

Warning signs that may warrant a trip to our periodontist include:

  • Bleeding gums – Your gums should not be so sensitive that they bleeding while brushing, flossing, or even eating. This can be an indicator of having gingivitis.
  • Receding gums – Plaque buildup can cause gum recession and alter the appearance and strength of your gumline. With more severe and advanced cases, the infection can penetrate down into the jawbone and cause teeth to loosen.
  • Halitosis- Chronic bad breath that lingers even when practicing good oral hygiene is an indicator of gum infection.
  • Overall Health Deterioration – Advanced periodontal disease can worsen certain conditions when the infection reaches the bloodstream and spreads outward into your body. Deteriorating gum health has been correlated with worsening conditions of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.

Using Dental Implants for Treatment

Periodontal disease can have serious, lasting effects on your bite, speech, and even your eating habits. It can also increase the risk of your remaining teeth prematurely wearing out, becoming damaged, or being lost.

Dental implants offer a safe and effective way to counteract the negative effects of missing teeth due to gum disease.

This procedure comes highly recommended thanks to the many benefits it offers, including:

  • Prevents bone loss
  • Adds durability & stability
  • Regaining function in the mouth to chew and speak
  • Natural-looking results

Contact us online or call (845) 209-2500 to book an appointment with our trusted dental team today.

Patient Testimonials

Experiences & Opinions
  • They Were a Breath of Fresh Air

    “Today my 16 year old son had his tooth knocked out in gym during flag football, the nurse called and told me they recovered the tooth and had it in milk and I needed to get him to the dentist ASAP. We ...”

    - Cindy-Lee
  • I am very grateful to Dr. Horn. No doubt: professional!

    “I am very grateful to Dr. Horn. No doubt: professional!”

    - Olga
  • Dr. Horn is a valuable contributor for the Port Jervis Community!

    “Dr. Horn is a valuable contributor for the Port Jervis Community. I appreciate his expertise and very great clinical knowledge. He has continued educating himself seeking innovative methods to treat ...”

    - Dr. Joan O’Leary
  • Thorough & Efficient

    “I have been using Dr. Seth Horn as my dentist since 1992. He is always thorough and efficient. The office staff is friendly and always remembers your name.”

    - Gail
  • You Will Surely Love Them

    “From the receptionist to the dental assistants all the way to the dentist, all treated my daughter great. They played with her and made her feel so comfortable. We can’t wait to go back! You will surely love them!”

    - Taylor

Why We're Your First Choice

Our Values & Conveniences
  • Most Insurances Accepted

    We work closely with many insurance companies to ensure your dental health. Give us a call today to find out how we can work with your insurance company.

  • Creating Beautiful, Healthy Smiles

    Gentle, thorough examinations done by our award-winning team. Whatever your dental needs are - general or cosmetic - we make sure you get the best care possible.

  • Latest Technology

    We are constantly updating our dental practices and equipment. Stop by and check out our latest upgrades, from our newly renovated office to our state-of-the-art sterilization center.

  • Convenient Appointments

    Early morning, lunchtime, or late afternoon - whatever suits your schedule, we can accommodate. We know how important your time is, so we promise you little or no wait in our office.

  • Convenient Location

    Centrally located in Port Jervis, NY and easily accessible from Orange County, NY, Pike County, PA and Sussex County, NJ.

  • Membership Plans

    Don’t have insurance? Don’t worry, we have Membership Plans to help you afford to keep up with your dental health. Ask us about it today.

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