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Periodontal Care

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is severe inflammation and infection of the bone and tissues that support your teeth. It is referred to as gingivitis in its early stages, where the gums become red and swollen, and they may start bleeding. In late stages, periodontitis can lead to chewing problems, loosen the teeth and pull the gums away from the tooth, leading to tooth loss. Periodontitis is preventable through proper brushing, flossing daily, and having regular dental exams. Visit RJ Dental to make an appointment for gum disease examination and dental check-ups.

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Why is Periodontal Maintenance and Care Important?

Everyone is susceptible to gum disease, mainly caused by bacterial plaque, a colorless film that accumulates on your teeth. The bacteria in the plaque produce toxins that damage your teeth and gums. If you don't remove the plaque, it becomes hard, forming tartar, a rough and porous deposit. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily will prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar.

Even if you are very careful in brushing your teeth, you can't prevent plaque formation completely, hence the need for professional dental cleaning. The cleaning will remove the plaque and tartar and minimize chances for dental decay from starting. It also removes any bacteria below the gum line, preventing gum disease. If gum disease is not treated in time, it damages the bone tissues that surround the tooth roots, leading to tooth loss, bad breath, and unsightly gum tissue.

How to Prevent Gum Disease

You can prevent periodontitis by practicing good oral hygiene throughout your life. This involves brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. That is in the morning and before you retire to bed. You also have to floss once a day, especially before you brush. Flossing helps you to remove food particles trapped in your teeth.

In addition, you should visit the dentist regularly for dental cleaning and check-ups at least twice a year. For people with oral conditions, their visits should be more often. Also, ensure you avoid using tobacco products as they may negatively affect your gums, leading to gum diseases.

Gum Disease Treatment

Severe periodontitis is treatable though it needs extensive treatments. These include deep teeth cleaning such as root planing and scaling that eliminate all tartar and rough spots on your tooth roots, where bacteria hide. Your dentist can prescribe antibiotics to completely get rid of gum infections that were not removed during cleaning.

Our dentist will carry out flap surgery if inflammation is severe. The surgery helps to clean deposits under the gums. Bone grafting is ideal for people who have bone loss as it helps to regenerate the lost bone. Follow-up appointments are also essential as they assist the dentist in knowing your progress. If you are not responding well, the dentist can recommend other treatment options. Dr. Buffong at RJ Dental is a professional in all oral issues. Call us today at (551) 369-2001 to learn more about gum diseases and their treatments.

Teaneck Location

RJ Dental
865 Teaneck Rd,
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4513
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RJ Dental
121-125 Chestnut St, Ste 201,
Roselle, NJ 07203
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