- Get treatment from a board-certified periodontist
- Enjoy comforts like warm blankets during treatment
- Choose from multiple forms of dental sedation
It's so important to have healthy gums because that's really the foundation of your house. You are only building up dentally your teeth on what is holding them in, and really that's just the gums. So gum disease is really an inflammation of the supporting structures of the teeth, and we like to make sure that there is no inflammation going on. There's no bone loss. There's no swelling. There's no redness. All of these things contribute to not just having a poor foundation for your house, but also when you're speaking to people, you can kind of tell if they're covering their mouth, if they're not smiling. If every time they say something, there's a little bit of an odor or there's some bleeding happening. All of these are not just cosmetic and social issues, but they're also health issues, and they have done several studies where they've linked periodontal disease to other comprehensive general issues in the person’s body, such as preterm babies and diabetes and heart disease. So gum disease is really where you want to start when you're treating the person, as a mouth and as a whole.
Many dentists offer some kind of periodontal cleaning to address gum disease in its early stages – but they refer more advanced cases to a specialist. With board-certified periodontist Dr. Beth Dorfman on our team, we offer more complete gum disease treatment in Middlesex. Dr. Dorfman is skilled at early detection and can also treat later-stage cases of gum disease.
Our periodontal treatment will:
- Help you avoid gum recession, bone loss, and tooth loss
- Prevent infection from spreading from your gums to other areas of your body
- Relieve uncomfortable gum disease symptoms like bleeding gums
- Improve your overall oral health
As if painful gums and loose teeth aren’t bad enough, gum disease has been linked to serious health conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Keep your gums healthy, so the rest of you is more healthy too! Call 732-506-2876 for an appointment.
Keep Gum Disease From Progressing & Save Your Teeth
Gum disease is both serious and common. More than half of Americans over the age of 35 have some form of it, a number that rises to more than 70 percent in senior citizens. Adults lose more teeth to gum disease than to decay, injury, or anything else. We don’t want you to become part of these scary statistics, so we look for indications of gum disease during every dental exam.
In its early stages, we’ll use a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing to remove the bacteria that causes disease, paying special attention to the area below your gumline. In more advanced cases, Dr. Dorfman may need to surgically lift gums away from your teeth to remove bacteria. She can also perform a gum graft to cover tooth roots exposed by disease and prevent further damage.
If you need a surgical procedure from our periodontist, you’ll be glad to know you can choose from four kinds of safe dental sedation.
If your gums are bleeding or you’re experiencing other gum disease symptoms, call 732-506-2876 ASAP for gum disease treatment in Middlesex.