Periodontics focuses on the inflammatory condition that destroys the supporting structures of the gums and the teeth. A periodontist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of periodontal disease that affects the gums and the placement of dental implants.
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.
Gum or periodontal diseases are typically caused by plaque accumulation on the teeth and under the gum line. The buildup of plaque and tartar can cause a host of issues, including infections. In certain cases, the periodontist may prescribe antibiotics for these infections or carry out surgical procedures.
Other treatment options include the following:
The treatment addresses receding gums by covering the exposed roots, which reduces sensitivity, helps protect against tooth decay, and stops further recession.
This procedure is performed 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 the root of damaged, decayed, broken, or missing teeth with a durable, natural-looking prosthetic.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Flanders, NJ, to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists and learn more about periodontics. You can contact our dentist in Flanders, NJ, at (973) 370-8917 or schedule your consultation online.
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