Periodontal Gum Disease Treatment in Teaneck
Providing Exceptional Gum Care to Our Patients
Taking care of your gums, in addition to your teeth, is vital to your oral health. Periodontal disease—also known as gum disease—is a degenerative condition or infection that affects your gums and the bone surrounding your teeth. At Plaza Dentistry, our dentist offers periodontal disease treatment in Teaneck and beyond. Our team provides first-class treatment, maintenance, and care for a range of periodontal issues.
Reach out to us today at (201) 833-6847 to make an appointment for periodontal gum disease treatment in Teaneck.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Healthy gums should be pink in color without any pockets between teeth and gums. Bacteria from plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth can infect the gums, leading to disease. Gum disease can cause gum recession, bone loss, or even loose teeth. Early intervention is essential in the treatment of periodontal disease.
Symptoms of periodontal disease may include:
- Persistent bad breath
- Separating or loose teeth
- Pus between teeth and gums
- Tender, swollen, or red gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Changes in bite
Periodontal Maintenance for Continued Health
Our team is dedicated to restoring your oral health. Depending on a patient's specific condition, we may recommend various courses of action. As an initial deep cleaning and to maintain healthy gum tissue after treatment, we will often perform root planing and scaling. Scaling removes plaque, bacteria, and calculus from above and below the gum line, and root planing smooths the surface of the teeth roots so gums can better reattach.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove bacteria deposits that have settled deeper beneath the gums. As part of this treatment, we will surgically pull the gums away from the teeth to clean out these bacterial colonies attached to the tooth roots. This surgical periodontal procedure may be combined with bone grafting or gum grafting to facilitate treatment and healing.
We're here to help treat not just the symptoms but the cause of periodontal disease in Teaneck patients. Contact us for treatment today. We are offering virtual consults through teledentistry!