Periodontal disease—which is also known as gum disease—is a degenerative condition typically caused by plaque and tartar. To prevent this condition, Drs. Bookman and Goldberg recommend that you visit us at Artistic Dental at least once every six months for a routine exam and cleaning. Based on your needs, we may also recommend a deep cleaning to prevent or treat gum diseases like gingivitis in Jackson, New Jersey. Please do not hesitate to contact us today if you would like to learn more about the care you can receive from our dentists.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.
If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.
The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!