It’s hard to have healthy teeth without healthy gums! So, we are vigilant about looking for signs of gum disease (periodontal disease) at Premier Dental. If we find gum disease during your dental exam, Bordentown, NJ dentist Dr. Hema Gopal can start the gum disease treatment, eradicate it with a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing.
Why is gum disease such a big deal? It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Not only that, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one of every two Americans over the age of 30 has gum disease.
Worried about gum disease? Call Premier Dental at 609-949-5115.
Two Stages Of Gum Disease
In its earliest stages, gum disease is called gingivitis. Symptoms include red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. It’s a good idea to visit our Bordentown, NJ office if you have tender gums, even if it’s not time for your regular dental exam, so we can clean your teeth and remove the bacteria-laden plaque that causes gum disease.
If gum disease is not addressed in this early stage, it can become periodontitis, or advanced gum disease. Your gums begin pulling away from your teeth, forming “pockets” where more bacteria can gather and put your teeth at risk.
Deep Cleaning Gum Disease Treatment
If you have periodontal disease, we’ll suggest a two-part gum disease treatment called scaling and root planing. Dr. Gopal will:
- Thoroughly clean away plaque both above and below your gumline
- Smooth your tooth roots, which helps gums more easily attach to your teeth
Though local anesthesia should take care of any discomfort during the procedure, our compassionate team can also assist with various techniques to relieve any dental anxiety you might experience.
Do you have tender gums? Call Premier Dental at 609-949-5115 to schedule a gum disease treatment with Bordentown, NJ dentist Dr. Hema Gopal. She’ll check for signs of gum disease. You can also schedule an appointment using our handy online form.