Dental Office in West Paterson NJ
If our dentist sees that you have mild-to-moderate gum disease, you will be able to receive a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment at our dental practice, A to Z Family Dentistry, PC. At our dental office in West Paterson NJ
, our top-notch dentists, one of whom is Dr. Marina Guelfguat, will let you know whether or not your gums are healthy during a comprehensive dental exam.
During a dental cleaning, plaque and tartar is removed from teeth. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance which can only be removed during regular professional dental cleanings. However, if tartar is allowed to remain on teeth, it will eventually encourage the formation of deep pockets to develop between the gums and teeth. When this occurs, plaque, tartar, food debris, and bacteria will all accumulate in these deep pockets and infection will form. At this point, you will have gum disease. If it is found that you have mild-to-moderate gum disease, our dentist will most likely recommend that you have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment at our dental office in West Paterson NJ. This treatment will remove all materials from the deep pockets, and help them to heal. At the same time, our dentist may choose to provide you with topical antibiotic treatment. Scaling and root planing treatments are extremely effective in helping to return gums to good health. Sometimes this treatment will need to be provided more than once in order for gums to heal. If this type of treatment does not help the gums to heal, our dentist may recommend that you have gum surgery, to help your gums to return to excellent health. The gum surgery will reduce pocket depths so that teeth will be easier to clean. If gum disease is not treated, infection can travel down to the jawbone and cause teeth to loosen and fall out. It can also cause serious infections in another part of the body.
For excellent gum care, make an appointment to see our dentist at our dental office in West Paterson NJ
By A to Z Family Dentistry, PC
April 26, 2017