Garden State Dental of East Brunswick
422 Highway 18 North, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Treatment For Gingivitis and Gum Disease in East Brunswick, NJ

Fight Gingivitis and Gum Disease with Expert Care in East Brunswick.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects more than three-quarters of all Americans over the age of 35. This number includes those exhibiting symptoms of any phase of the disease–from early stage gingivitis and beyond.

The causes of gum disease.

Gum disease is typically caused by the growth of bacteria, better known as plaque. When plaque doesn’t get removed during routine dental visits, it builds up on the surface of the teeth. Eventually, it will irritate the gums and destroy the tissue around the teeth. Once plaque is allowed to build up, it releases acids that harden into tartar. This tartar can be particularly difficult to remove, even with regular brushing. If not removed professionally by your Garden State Dental of East Brunswick dentist, it will build up on teeth and gums, leading to the inflammation that causes gingivitis.

What is gingivitis?

Gingivitis is an early stage of periodontal disease and therefore the easiest to treat. Most people will develop some form of gingivitis during their lifetimes. In its earliest phases, gingivitis can be easily missed since its symptoms are somewhat subtle. It’s important, however, to catch gingivitis while it can be treated and reversed. Regular dental care is a must to prevent the disease from worsening.

Symptoms of gum disease.

Periodontal disease, once progressed, should be easy to spot. If you notice red, swollen, and soft gums, there’s a good chance you already have some form of gum disease. You may also experience gum soreness or sensitivity to touch. Bleeding and mouth sores are other warning signs. If you notice any of these symptoms, see your Garden State Dental of East Brunswick dentist immediately. We’ll help you prevent the disease from spreading and causing further damage to teeth and gums.

Once symptoms of gum disease are present.

Generally speaking, the earlier gum disease is treated, the better the outcome. Once the disease has developed, it can lead to serious complications, including tooth loss. This is why routine dental cleanings are so important. If you already exhibit signs of gum disease, seek immediate treatment. Your Garden State Dental of East Brunswick dentists are the experts at stopping the spread of gingivitis and more serious periodontal disease before it causes irreparable damage.

Treatment for gum disease.

If your Garden State Dental of East Brunswick dentist notices signs of gum disease, the goal will be to keep the disease under control. Depending on how far the disease has progressed, she or he may recommend behavioral modifications as well as deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. Regular periodontal care is a must. In some cases, you may also be prescribed medications, or even require surgery. Whatever your dentist recommends, it’s important to follow through with regular daily care at home.

Prevention of gum disease.

As with most diseases, prevention is by far the best treatment for gingivitis and gum disease. If you haven’t yet experienced symptoms, make sure you get regular dental check-ups and routine cleanings. This will prevent disease-causing plaque from building up on the surface of your teeth and gums. With regular, professional dental care and good oral hygiene, you can prevent the plaque that causes more serious gum disease, or catch it before it leads to further complications such as tooth loss.

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Patient Reviews
Friendly staff, no waiting time. Everything done nicely. Good doctors, hygienist and nurses. I will definitely return here in future.
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I have been a patient of Garden state dental since I was little . I don’t think I will ever find a dental office like this one. Friendly and professional. Great office!!!!!
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David D.
The staff is very nice and attentive. I’ve never had a problem here
Maggie T.
The dentist and the dental assistant where very warm and friendly. The dental assistant was very considerate and did everything she could to make me feel comfortable.
Karan W.
I was very happy, able to make appointment . Taken on time with very professional service. Highly recommended!.
Joann A.
First visit to this office the staff is amazing. I am always nervous going into a new dentist but they made me feel so comfortable. Would recommend it to anyone.
Garden I.
I highly recommend Garden State Dental. Since we moved to East Brunswick, I have been going here. Staff is extremely friendly and always a good experience.
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Andrew G.
I’ve been going here for over a decade! The teeth cleaning is fast, efficient and usually starts on time or earlier than scheduled (if I arrive 15 minutes early). Everyone is extremely nice to […]
Milky M.
I have been coming here for years and everyone is so nice! They always make sure I am comfortable and feel at home! Everyone there is so friendly and I do not go anywhere else for my teeth !
Cassie K.
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Elvis V.
Best office in town wouldn’t go any where else I never wait dr Marc is the best and Ruthann also Annemarie at the front desk is great thank u for services recommend to all
Dawn F.
Have been going to this office for the past 12 years. Wait time is short and Dr Mark and his assistants are very professional and friendly. A few times I had to come in for emergency fillings and […]
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EVERYONE in the office is very helpful, knowledgeable and kind. Making appointments is very easy and you are seen within a few minutes once you arrive. The facility is impeccably clean and […]
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Mary B.
Dr Littman is the best. Caring about his patients is his top priority. He always makes sure you are comfortable and pain free. I have already recommended GSD to my friends.
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This office is all around great! they took my husband in last minute as a new patient for an emergency and set him up with a dental plan that night. great staff, down to earth and very friendly! we […]
Kat B.
I recently had my first appointment with Garden State Dental in East Brunswick. The entire staff was very friendly and my cleaning was excellent. I would recommend this practice to anyone!
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