Gentle Dental – Commack

Commack Periodontal Care


About Periodontal Care

Welcome to Gentle Dental, Commack’s premier destination for combating Periodontal Care with the expertise of Dr. Mark Knakal. Our dedicated team understands the importance of maintaining healthy gums and offers state-of-the-art treatments to ensure your oral health is in the best hands. If you’re experiencing signs of gum disease or simply want to stay ahead with preventative care, don’t hesitate to reach out. Schedule your appointment today by calling 631-261-3033 and take the first step towards a healthier smile with our compassionate dental professionals at Gentle Dental.

Key Takeaways

Periodontal disease is linked to poor oral hygiene, smoking, hormonal changes, and genetics. Dr. Knakal emphasizes early intervention for effective treatment.

Symptoms like tender gums and loose teeth signal periodontal issues. Commack’s facility offers comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatment plans for gum health.

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At Gentle Dental, we understand the foundational role that gums play in your oral health. Our dedicated periodontal care program is designed to address the needs of patients who are experiencing gum-related issues, ranging from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis. Our commitment to providing personalized and gentle care ensures that your visit is as comfortable and effective as possible.

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is an inflammatory condition affecting the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It is caused by the accumulation of plaque—a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into tartar, which can lead to the inflammation of the gums, known as gingivitis. Untreated gingivitis may progress to periodontitis, where the gums and bone that support the teeth become severely damaged.

Symptoms and Risks

The early stages of periodontal disease often present with few or no symptoms. However, signs that you may require periodontal care include:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose or shifting teeth

Ignoring these symptoms can lead to more severe health issues, including tooth loss and potential links to heart disease, diabetes, and other systemic conditions.

Our Periodontal Services

At Gentle Dental, our periodontal services encompass a range of treatments tailored to halt the progression of gum disease and restore your oral health:

  • Professional Cleanings: Regular professional cleanings are vital in removing plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing at home can’t manage.
  • Scaling and Root Planing: This deep-cleaning, non-surgical procedure involves removing tartar from above and below the gum line and smoothing out rough spots on the tooth root.
  • Periodontal Maintenance: Following treatment, we provide ongoing maintenance cleanings to prevent the recurrence of periodontal disease.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Every mouth is unique, which is why we create personalized treatment plans for each of our patients. During your initial visit, our skilled periodontists will conduct a comprehensive examination, including digital X-rays, to assess the health of your gums and bone structure. We’ll discuss your treatment options and work with you to develop a plan that best suits your needs and lifestyle.

Post-Treatment Care

Recovering from periodontal treatment requires proper care and attention. We provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and recommend lifestyle changes that can aid in the healing process and prevent future occurrences. These include proper brushing and flossing techniques, the use of antimicrobial mouthwashes, and quitting smoking.

Why Choose Gentle Dental?

Our practice is built on the principle of providing gentle, compassionate care. We aim to make your experience as stress-free as possible, offering sedation options for patients with dental anxiety. Our team stays abreast of the latest advancements in periodontal treatment, ensuring you receive the best care available.

Your journey to a healthy smile begins with healthy gums. At Gentle Dental, we are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health through our comprehensive periodontal care services. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.

Understanding the importance of professional oversight in preventing gum disease, Dr. Mark Knakal offers comprehensive evaluations and personalized oral hygiene strategies tailored to each patient’s needs. Utilizing the latest techniques and technologies, the practice ensures thorough cleanings that go beyond what daily home care can achieve, thus preserving both gum health and overall well-being. For those seeking a broader range of dental care, it’s advisable to stay proactive about oral health. If you’re in need of other dental related services, contact your Commack dentist today!

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Don’t let periodontal gum disease compromise your smile and overall health. Contact Gentle Dental at 631-261-3033 for expert care, and visit our contact us page to schedule your visit. Read what our patients are saying about us on Google Maps.


What Our Amazing Patients Say

Joanne Bisogno
Joanne Bisogno

Monica is the best!!

Andrew Kaye
Andrew Kaye

What an amazing experience I had under the care of Dr. Sharma. She is incredibly courteous, comprehensive, and knowledgeable and patient. All the staff (dental, assistant and office manager) are incredibly helpful and friendly. Best experience I’ve ever had in a dentist office

Albert Porpora
Albert Porpora

Always a great experience at Gentle Dental. I highly recommend it.

J Garcia
J Garcia

Short waiting time, office very clean. Staff highly professional. I would recommend this practice.

jose martinez
jose martinez

Dr. Dharma is a great dentist. I had a great experience with them and would recommend them to anyone.

Evamarie deforca
Evamarie deforca

Dr. Zopf and ALL of the ladies at the Commack office are the best. I have been to many dental groups and have never experienced the care and concern each and every one of them shows to all of their patients. I recommend everyone I know to this office. I actually look forward to my appointments to see all of their smiling faces.

Dawn Welch
Dawn Welch

Dr. Kopf and her staff were absolutely wonderful and the office was nice, bright and clean. 🙂

Jay Bee
Jay Bee

Dr Sharma and her assistant are great. Dr Sharma really cares about what she’s doing. Very thorough and kind.

Roc kel
Roc kel

Wow what an amazing office! I was referred by a client and I must say, I was totally impressed with the whole experience. The staff is super friendly and have an amazing relationship with one another. Dr.Z did a consult, staff reviewed my invoice, and they began the work right away (totally painless) ! Walked out feeling confident😊 Thank you gentle dental. Actually looking forward to having more work done.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is periodontal gum disease and how does it affect oral health?

Periodontal gum disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place, typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque to build up on the teeth and harden. If left untreated, it can lead to sore, bleeding gums, painful chewing problems, and even tooth loss.

How can I tell if I have periodontal disease?

Common signs of periodontal disease include red, swollen, or tender gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath, loose teeth, and receding gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a dentist for evaluation.

What are the treatment options for periodontal gum disease?

Treatment options range from non-surgical therapies that control bacterial growth to surgical procedures to restore supportive tissues. A professional cleaning known as scaling and root planing is often the first step, followed by medications, surgery, or both if necessary.

Can periodontal disease be prevented?

Yes, periodontal disease can largely be prevented through regular dental checkups, proper brushing and flossing techniques, and avoiding tobacco use. Maintaining a healthy diet and managing conditions like diabetes also play a role in prevention.

Is periodontal disease linked to other health problems?

Research suggests that there is a link between periodontal disease and other health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, maintaining good oral hygiene is important not just for your oral health but also for your overall well-being.