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Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Specialist

Dr. Kayhan Civelek -  - Periodontics

Holistic Periodontics

Dr. Kayhan Civelek

Periodontics & Dental Implants located in Manhattan, New York City, NY

If you have gum disease but want to avoid surgery, several kinds of nonsurgical periodontal therapy are within reach at Holistic Periodontics on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Board-certified periodontist Kayhan Civelek, DDS, MS, PC, offers treatments that restore the health of your gums, in many cases, without the need for invasive procedures. Call the Holistic Periodontics office to learn more about non-surgical periodontal therapy or schedule an appointment online today.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Q&A

What is non-surgical periodontal therapy?

Nonsurgical periodontal therapy uses nonsurgical methods to treat gum disease, a bacterial infection in your gums. Many patients prefer nonsurgical methods for gum disease treatment versus more invasive procedures. See Dr. Civelek at the first sign of gum disease. 

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

The symptoms you might notice with gum disease include:

  • Swollen or puffy gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tender gums
  • Bright red gums
  • Pain with chewing
  • Bad breath
  • Pus between your teeth and gums
  • Receding gums
  • Changes in your bite
  • New spaces between your teeth
  • Loose permanent teeth
  • Tooth loss

The symptoms associated with gum disease can be mild, moderate, or severe. The earlier you seek treatment for gum disease, the lower your risk of needing more invasive dental procedures.

What are my non-surgical periodontal therapy choices?

Some of the many nonsurgical periodontal therapies available at Holistic Periodontics include:

Laser treatments

Dr. Civelek uses lasers to treat gum disease. A laser can remove decay, plaque, tartar, and bacteria in hard-to-reach areas at or beneath your gumline. Lasers can also remove diseased gum tissues and reshape your gums.

Scaling and root planing

Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning dental procedures. Dr. Civelek cleans the tooth root surfaces beneath your gumline, removing bacterial toxins and plaque from gum pockets. These procedures also smooth tooth roots to reduce the risk of further bacterial buildup.


Oral medicines, topical medications, and medicated mouthwashes are nonsurgical methods used to treat gum disease.

Which non-surgical periodontal therapy is best for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for non-surgical periodontal therapy and which treatment is best for you, Dr. Civelek discusses your oral health history and symptoms with you. He examines your teeth, mouth, and gums and can do 3D scans and other dental imaging procedures to get an in-depth view of potential jawbone loss.

He then personalizes a nonsurgical periodontal therapy (or surgical treatment if needed) tailored to your individualized needs and desired outcome.

Call the Holistic Periodontics office or book an appointment online today to learn more about non-surgical periodontal therapy and which treatment is best for you.