Periodontics

Are you suffering from chronically swollen gums, bleeding, or discomfort? If so, it’s time to schedule periodontic services at Dr. Yeh and Associates. Periodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in treating and preventing oral diseases involving tissue around your teeth. Our periodontic dentist specialists reverse gingivitis, manage bacterial infections, and prevent tooth loss through proactive periodontic services. 

Nearly 50% of Adults Over 30 have Periodontal Disease

According to the CDC, 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease, and gum disease increases with age. Furthermore, poor oral hygiene is one of the leading causes of gum disease. Thankfully, periodontal disease is primarily avoided by upholding high standards of oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing teeth properly and frequently and visiting the dentist biannually for dental cleanings to avoid plaque buildup between teeth along the gum line.

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Are you looking for new ways to take better care of your smile? Periodontic services are crucial for those suffering from gingivitis and gum disease, and our patient-centered gum therapy depends on the patient’s needs and symptoms.

For instance, our dental team can reverse gingivitis (a minor gum infection) through scaling and root planing. However, if gingivitis symptoms (like painful swollen gums or bleeding gums when brushing) are ignored, they worsen and can advance into periodontitis. At this point, you might notice gums receding, loose teeth, and tooth loss. When gum disease advances into periodontitis, the only way to treat it is to manage the symptoms. For instance, those experiencing gum recession need a way to address this problem. Treatment for receding gums includes antibiotics, dental bonding, and surgery.

Need periodontics near Montclair, NJ?

While for many, regular checkups are enough to keep their gums healthy. Still, those at a higher risk for periodontal disease can benefit greatly from seeing a specialist. Find out what our periodontal dentists do and how they care for your mouth at your next periodontic appointment at our Bloomfield dental office.

If you’re looking for periodontics near Verona, Bloomfield, or surrounding areas, look no further. Book your next dental appointment at Dr. Yeh and Associates by calling (973) 338-9595 or messaging us online.

Additionally, feel free to read through our frequently asked questions about periodontic services (and make sure to write down and bring your other questions to your next dental appointment at our Bloomfield, NJ, dental office): 

1. Is gum disease dangerous?

If out of hand, the infection that causes periodontal disease can spread throughout the body, exacerbate other issues (like cardiovascular problems), and affect overall health.

2. What causes gums to recede?

Receding gum lines happen when the gingival tissue pulls away from the teeth, exposing the vulnerable tooth roots beneath. Numerous factors can cause gum recession, including poor oral hygiene, aggressive brushing, smoking, and genetics.

3. What are the symptoms of gingivitis and gum disease?

While gingivitis can start are red, tender, or bleeding gums, your dental hygienists might tell you that you have some gum pockets that need irrigation.

As gum disease progresses, your dental team might let you be aware of deepening gum pockets, pus seeping between the teeth, and sores in the mouth. In a worst-case scenario, gum disease destroys periodontal ligaments and loosens teeth.