Gum disease can impact people of all ages, and receiving gum disease treatment as soon as possible is crucial to prevent further damage, pain and/or tooth loss. We provide periodontal disease treatment at Family Dentistry of New Jersey (FDNJ). Call us or contact us online to seek treatment for your gum disease before it advances.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the inflammation and infection of your gums due to excess bacteria. Poor oral hygiene is a leading cause, but some people are prone to the disease even with proper brushing and flossing due to genetics.

Periodontal disease can appear in four stages:

  1. Gingivitis: This is the first stage of gum disease and the least severe. It usually emerges as inflamed, red gums that can bleed when brushing or flossing. With proper treatment, gingivitis can be resolved before developing into further complications.
  2. Mild periodontitis: With mild periodontitis, the bacteria has moved past your gum tissue and reached the bone. It may cause your gums to pull away from your teeth, creating pockets around them where bacteria and plaque build up.
  3. Moderate periodontitis: If gingivitis and mild periodontitis are left untreated, the disease evolves into moderate periodontitis, when bacteria starts to diminish the bone, ligaments and soft tissues in your mouth.
  4. Advanced periodontitis: The disease is at its worst when you reach advanced periodontitis. In this stage, your teeth can fall out because the tissues surrounding the bone become extremely weak.

Bleeding, soreness and bad breath are common symptoms of gum disease. If it worsens, you may also experience painful gums.

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Why Gum Disease Treatment Is Important

It's essential to receive gum disease treatment as soon as possible after noticing symptoms. The only stage of gum disease that is reversible with proper treatment is gingivitis, the first stage. Seek professional help right away to prevent the disease from progressing and leading to irreversible damage and eventually bone loss and tooth loss.

Our Gum Disease Services

The most common solution for treating periodontal disease is improving your oral hygiene. If more advanced treatment is needed to manage gingivitis or a more advanced stage of the disease, FDNJ is here to help. We provide gum disease treatment to help restore gum health and prevent further complications. Through ongoing care, we will monitor your gum disease symptoms, work to resolve them and provide a long-term care plan for your oral health.

In the early stages of gingivitis, you will partner with your dentist and hygienist to execute a plan that includes thorough deep cleaning to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth and below the gumline.  If the gum disease progresses with care and becomes severe, referral for surgery with a periodontist may be the best solution.  This solution can be painful and costly.  Our goal at FDNJ is to keep your teeth and gums healthy and to avoid surgery.

Contact Us for the prevention of Gum Disease

Our dentists and team members are ready to provide compassionate care as we work to mitigate your gum disease. We value your oral health and strive to make you feel as comfortable as possible with your dental experience.

If you need periodontal disease treatment, call us at 732-458-2288 or request a dental appointment online today!

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