Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment in Bergenfield | gum disease treatment, periodontal disease, treatment for gum disease, gingivitis | gum disease, receding gums, tooth loss, bleeding gums, sore gums, sensitive gums

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29 West Church Street
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment
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According to the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly half of all American adults suffer from gum disease. At Bergenfield Dental Associates, we take this kind of widespread affliction very seriously. We believe it is important for our patients to be informed the symptoms of gum disease, how to treat it, and how to prevent it from occurring.


What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is the inflammation and infection of your gum tissue. Your gum tissue can become inflamed when bacteria builds up in your mouth. This buildup of bacteria leads to tartar deposits – these deposits can be removed only by a dental professional. The longer these deposits stay on your teeth, the more likely your gum tissue is to become inflamed and even infected.

If an infection is not treated, it can cause jawbone deterioration, periodontal pockets, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. It is important that you see a dentist immediately if you are noticing signs of gum disease. Gum disease can also be linked to systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, so it is important for your overall well-being to treat gum disease quickly.


How Can Gum Disease Be Treated?

Mild inflammation of the gums, called gingivitis – usually denoted by redness, swelling, and/or bleeding – can often be reversed by improving hygiene habits. Our caring staff can help guide you on home oral health care practices. A professional cleaning, performed by our hygienist, will also help. If the infection is more severe, more intense dental care may be required.

Scaling and root planing is a type of deep cleaning where the hygienist removes tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth, the roots of your teeth, and in between your gums. During this process, the hygienist will access the area of your tooth beneath your gum in order to eliminate disease-causing agents. Root planing is specifically done to smooth the roots of your teeth to remove hiding places for bacteria. Our office even uses laser technology for certain procedures, allowing for less discomfort and quicker healing times. In most cases, gum disease can be solved by nonsurgical treatments and does not have to be referred out to an oral surgeon.


How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a preventable ailment that can be avoided by proper home dental health care, including brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. It is also important to see a dental hygienist for regular dental cleanings in order to remove any tartar deposits that may have occurred. Gum disease can also be encouraged by smoking, diabetes, certain medications, and genetic susceptibilities, so it is a good idea to see a dental health care professional for optimum prevention. It is best to visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups in order to avoid major oral health problems.

If you think you may be experiencing signs of gum disease, or simply would like some additional advice on how to protect your family, please call our office at 201-384-0100. You can also use our online form to send us a message, and a member of our team will get back with you as soon as possible. Let us help restore your dental health and help to prevent problems in the future.


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