Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an inflammatory condition and the leading cause for tooth loss in adults. In some form, gum disease affects over eighty percent of Americans, and if left untreated, can worsen and cause serious health problems in the long run. When you come into our office for a regular appointment, your dentist will check your mouth for signs of gum disease, and may recommend gum disease treatment.
Some symptoms of gum disease include:
If you have these symptoms, and your dentist determines that periodontal disease is the cause, you require gum disease treatment.
Gum disease may have a serious negative impact on your oral health if left untreated. Fortunately, however, gum disease is completely treatable and may be prevented with good dental habits and oral care. At our practice, we have a licensed periodontist on staff to help patients who are suffering from periodontal disease. Each patient is different and we tailor our gum disease treatment to meet each patient’s individual needs and to provide optimal results. In its early stages, gum disease may be treated with non-surgical treatments like scaling and root planing, or at-home periodontal trays. If the disease has progressed past the early stages, periodontal surgery or laser gum surgery may be required.
To find out more about gum disease and gum disease treatment, call us at our Parsippany office today, even if you are in Rockaway or Morris Plains. Our periodontist would be happy to meet with you and discuss your treatment options.
Parsippany Dental Care
39 Littleton Rd
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: (973) 917-7035
Fax: (973) 334-0155