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In order to have a healthy mouth, you must have healthy teeth and gums. According to the CDC, or Centers for Disease Control, almost 50 percent of adults over 30 have gum disease. In its early stages, gum disease is called gingivitis and presents as inflamed gums that may also be swollen or they may bleed when you brush or floss.
At this point, gum disease can be reversed without causing permanent damage. Left untreated, however, gum disease can progress to periodontal disease and cause bone loss in the jaw, a breakdown of the ligaments that secure the teeth, and eventual tooth loss. Gum disease is, unfortunately, the major factor in tooth loss among adults.
If you are experiencing tooth loss, call our Toms River periodontal office today and schedule an appointment with a gum disease expert. A periodontist is a gum disease specialist and can help you prevent further tooth loss or gum damage, so call us today.
What Are Periodontists?
Periodontists are dentists who have completed a minimum of two to three additional years of training in the field of periodontic dentistry. The word periodontal is comprised of two Greek words: “perio” means around, and “dontic” means tooth, so periodontics is dedicated to the area around the teeth, which is the gums. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of issues involving the gums, so if you’re experiencing issues with your gums, call Garden State Dental of Toms River today and schedule an appointment with a periodontist in our office.
What Dental Treatments Do Periodontists Provide?
A periodontist provides numerous treatments that involve the soft tissues around the teeth. Some of the procedures our periodontics office provides include;
Periodontal disease treatment
After you eat or drink, a substance called plaque forms on your teeth unless you remove it by brushing and flossing. Over time, it will begin to erode your enamel and gums, and it can cause the ligaments in the jaw to deteriorate, which may result in tooth loss. We can treat periodontal disease so that it doesn’t cause permanent damage to your gums and teeth.
Dental implant placement
Dental implants are permanent replacements for teeth that have been lost due to injury, disease or any other factor. The implant functions just like your natural teeth and requires the same type of maintenance. Don’t make the mistake of thinking your implants are maintenance-free. Implants will help you retain the structural stability of your jaw, keep your facial features intact, reduce premature wrinkles around the mouth, and more.
The tooth crown is the part of the tooth that’s above the gum line. Sometimes, a patient may need more visible tooth crown so that they can wear braces or have a dental appliance or implant installed or it might be for aesthetic reasons. No matter the reason, one of our gum disease specialists can trim your gum line to provide a toothier smile or additional crown length for dental reasons. Call us today if you need to have your tooth crowns lengthened.
Gummy smile surgery
Some individuals have more gums showing in their smile than they’d like. If you’re unhappy with your smile because of too much gum line, then call our office and schedule an appointment with a periodontist in our Toms River office.
Soft tissue graft / gum grafting
If your gums have started to recede, then the roots of your teeth may be exposed. This can be painful as well as unhealthy for your teeth. One of our gum disease experts can graft tissue into the area so that your roots are covered and you have a more even gum line. Call us today if you need this type of treatment.
Oral pathology and oral cancer diagnoses
With the increase in the incidence of HPV, the incidence of HPV-linked oral cancer has increased dramatically, surpassing that linked to smoking. Experts recommend that all adults be screened for oral cancer, especially those who are in a high-risk group. If you need to be screened for oral cancer or if you need any type of periodontics in Toms River, be sure to call Garden State Dental of Toms River today and schedule an appointment with a gum disease expert in our office.
Regardless of the treatment you need, we’ll do our best to ensure your comfort during the procedure. We have a variety of pain medications available, so don’t delay seeking treatment because of fear of pain. We’ll be glad to discuss pain relief options during your consultation.
To Schedule A Consultation With Our Gum Specialist, Call Our Toms River Office Today
Your healthy gums are an essential part of your overall health, so don’t neglect taking good care of them. Your gums are also an integral part of your beautiful smile, so if you have any questions about your gum health, call our Toms River office today at (732) 276-4136 and we’ll be happy to answer them. We’ll gladly schedule an appointment with a gum disease specialist, so call us today. We look forward to speaking with you and providing periodontal services to you, so call us today.