Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Do Not Delay Periodic Dental Treatment.

Gum disease is an infection of the gums that occurs when excess bacteria accumulates up along the gum line. If left untreated, gum disease can eventually result in tooth loss.  At Zusin Dental, we offer the non-surgical periodontal treatments to manage gum disease.

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Gingivitis vs. Periodontits

There are two types of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is mild and only affects the gum tissue, while periodontitis is more severe and affects the gums, cementum, periodontal ligaments, and alveolar bone.

Am I a candidate for non-surgical periodontal treatment?

You may be a candidate for non-surgical periodontal treatment if you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, including: 

  • bleeding gums
  • red or swollen gums
  • bleeding gums when brushing or flossing your teeth
  • bad breath/halitosis
  • loose teeth

We provide general, cosmetic, implant dentistry, and preventative dental education in a caring, unhurried, state-of-the-art environment.

Boris Zusin is an expert in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He has taken numerous high-level continuing education courses in these areas, and is also an active member of several professional dental organizations.

Lena Zusin is the Registered Dental Hygienist of the practice. Together, Dr. Zusin and Lena work together to ensure that your experience at Zusin Dental is as warm and comfortable as possible. 

“Drawing upon our combined skills refined through years of experience and continued education, Lena and I will do everything possible to ensure that your entire dental experience at our office is as good as possible.”

Dr. Boris Zusin

Dr. Boris Zusin & Lena
Uncompromising Clinical Excellence
Meticulous Attention to Details
A Gentle Approach To Dentistry
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"They offer gum desensitizing treatment beforehand and have used warm water"

I have been seeing Dr. Zusin for 20 years! The cleanings with Lena are quick and painless. I have very sensitive gums so this has always been an issue for me. They offer gum desensitizing treatment beforehand and have used warm water. Not to mention, I can relax in the massage chair and watch my cooking shows! I have never experienced pain with Dr. Zusin either and his work is always perfect. For a practice in busy Manhattan, their office has a small town feel, very relaxed and personable. Lena is always quick to respond to appointment requests or changes. I highly recommend!

What can I expect when receiving non-surgical periodontal treatment?

Before beginning non-surgical periodontal treatment at Zusin Dental, Dr. Boris Zusin will evaluate the current condition of your gums and teeth, diagnose any infections in the surrounding tissues, and take x-rays to better understand how advanced the infection is.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing is a specialized two-part dental cleaning for patients with gum disease. During the first part, Dr. Zusin will use a dental scaler to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, along the gum line, and below the gums. During the second part, Dr. Zusin will then smooth out the surface of the tooth roots in order to prevent future plaque accumulation and encourage the gums to reattach themselves to the roots. 

What is Tray Delivery of Medication?

A dental impression is taken of your mouth and used to fabricate customized trays that fit over your top and bottom arches. Dr. Zusin will then prescribe certain medication that is to be placed in the trays and delivered to the mouth. This allows for the continued at-home treatment of gum disease.

What can I expect after undergoing non-surgical periodontal treatment?

Cases of gingivitis can usually be reversed with treatment, however will require good oral hygiene to prevent the infection from coming back. Periodontitis, on the other hand, cannot be reversed and will require routine treatment to keep the infection from progressing. In most cases, you can expect to return to Zusin Dental at least once every six months for a periodontal cleaning, however Dr. Zusin may recommend more frequent cleanings in certain cases. You will also need to practice good oral hygiene in between appointments.

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