New Providence Periodontal Care
Protect Your Gums
With Periodontal Care
The health of your gums is absolutely essential to your overall oral health. If you suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, you could experience a number of unpleasant symptoms, and you may eventually lose one or more of your teeth. At New Providence Dentistry, we offer periodontal care to prevent and treat this common issue and make sure our patients are happy and healthy.
For minor cases of gingivitis, Dr. Herko may recommend oral antibiotics and rinses, as well as a deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the gum line. More serious cases may require the above treatments, as well as surgical procedures like pocket reduction surgery and gum flap surgery, which can help eliminate the source of the periodontal infection.
In the most serious cases, the teeth and gums may have deteriorated to such an extent that these procedures cannot help. Extraction of the teeth and tooth replacement with dentures is usually recommended, in these cases.
The Signs And Symptoms of Gum Disease
Minor cases of gum disease are called “gingivitis”. Although Gingivitis can usually be reversed with proper oral care, it is characterized by symptoms like:
- Inflamed and swollen gums
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Bleeding when you brush your teeth
More serious cases of gum disease are called “periodontitis”. Signs of periodontitis include:
- Shifting and loosening of the teeth
- Tooth loss
- Shifts in your bite
- Overly sensitive teeth
- Receding gumline
- Purplish gums
Serious cases of periodontitis cannot be cured. However, they can be controlled with proper periodontal care treatments to ensure that further damage does not occur.
Understanding And Preventing
Perio Tray Therapy for Gum Disease
When it comes to penetrating below the gum line, where open wounds and gum disease are known to thrive, Dr. Herko has a unique at-home method of gum disease treatment for you.
Custom trays, molded specifically to your mouth, are built with a patented seal that gently delivers bacteria-fighting hydrogen peroxide deep below your gums where a toothbrush simply can’t reach. The best part is you’re in control and it can be done in the comfort of your home. The benefits are remarkable.
By treating gum disease in this non-invasive way, you can clear up infections that cause bleeding of the gums. This is important because bleeding gums can become a conduit for pathogens to enter your bloodstream and lead to larger issues like heart disease, diabetes and colorectal cancer
Call Us to Learn More About Periodontal Care
If you have questions about gum disease treatment in New Providence, Murray Hill, or Berkeley Heights, we’d be glad to hear from you. Dr. Herko is an expert in periodontal care, and uses the latest technology and tools to provide top-notch care. During your consultation, she will assess your smile and determine whether you have gum disease, and develop a personalized treatment plan for you if so. If you suspect you may have gum disease, contact us now at (908) 376-9297, or come to our office at 571 Central Avenue, STE 100, New Providence, NJ 07974.