Periodontics focuses on the inflammatory condition which destroys the gums and the teeth' supporting structures. A periodontist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of periodontal disease that affects the gums and the treatment of implant devices.
Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is an infection of the tissues that keep your teeth in place. It is caused mainly by incorrect brushing and flossing habits, which allow plaque - a sticky film of bacteria, to accumulate and harden on the teeth. Periodontal disease, in its late stages, can cause sore and bleeding gums, chewing problems, and even tooth loss.
The treatment addresses the receding gums by covering the exposed roots, which reduces sensitivity, helps protect against tooth decay, and stops further recession.
It is done to reshape the excess gums and bone tissue to alter the appearance of a gummy smile or to create a healthy space between the gums, teeth, and bone.
A periodontist is well trained in dental implant surgery that involves replacing damaged, decayed, broken, or missing teeth with a durable, natural-looking prosthetic tooth.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Flanders, NJ, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (973) 370-8917 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.
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