What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease refers to any bacterial infection of the gums. The presence of bacteria in the mouth is quite normal. However, a high concentration of bacteria leads to the formation of a colorless plaque, which can form the basis of a series of gum diseases.
The main signs and symptoms of gum disease include inflammation of the gums, bleeding gums, painful chewing and swollen soft tissue. Unfortunately, most people think bleeding or swelling of gums when brushing their teeth is a normal occurrence. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
If your gums bleed when you're brushing or flossing, you may be suffering from periodontal disease. Request an appointment with a periodontist at Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey to learn about the best solutions for this problem.
Why Visit a Periodontist
A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of all forms of gum disease including gingivitis, periodontal abscess and periodontitis. This special dentist will be able to diagnose your condition and offer appropriate treatment. Our periodontists at SDNJ will also educate you on proper hygiene practices to prevent future reoccurrence of the disease.
What is Periodontal Surgery
Periodontal surgery is a series of invasive procedures used to treat gum disease. These procedures restore and regenerate the normal functioning of the gums. Additionally, gum surgery removes bacteria from the gums and helps prevent the future reemergence of gum disease.
It's often the last resort if basic oral care treatment doesn't work. Furthermore, many dentists consider surgery as the best way to treat periodontal disease.
In most cases, surgery becomes necessary when periodontal disease has created deep pockets within the gums coupled with severe inflammation of the gum tissue. The three types of periodontal surgery include:
- Gingival Flap Surgery
Why You May Need Periodontal Surgery
Gum diseases such as gingivitis are mild and can be resolved easily through good oral care and professional gingivitis treatment. However, if left untreated, periodontal disease can be detrimental to your dental health and your overall well-being. The only viable way to resolve this problem is through periodontal surgery, which we can perform here at SDNJ.
A good candidate for periodontal surgery is anyone who has the following symptoms:
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Red gums
- Deep pockets between the gums and teeth
- Bad breath
- Paint when chewing
- Severe pain when brushing or flossing your teeth
Benefits of Periodontal Surgery at SDNJ
The main benefits of periodontal surgery include:
- Long-term results and prevention of future reoccurrence of gum disease
- Promotes the growth of new bone around the teeth
- Faster healing and shorter recovery times
- Preserves natural teeth
- Minimal discomfort
- Permanently removes plaques and prevents the accumulation of bacteria
- Rebuilds the mouth and helps in restoring the dental structure
- Restores normal functioning of the gums
Get Professional Treatment Today
If you consistently experience any form of bleeding or swelling of the gums when brushing or flossing your teeth, it's time to visit a periodontist. At Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey, we have some of the best periodontal dentists with vast experience in treating gum disease. We'll make you feel at home from the moment you step into any of our dental clinics serving Manalapan, Englishtown and all of New Jersey. Say goodbye to all your dental problems by booking an appointment with us today.
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Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey (SDNJ) provides Periodontal surgery. Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey is located in Manalapan
and serves the areas of Freehold, Old Bridge, Morganville, Marlboro, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, and Middlesex County, New Jersey.