Have you noticed that your gums are swollen, tender, or redder than usual? Do your gums bleed easily, such as when you floss or brush your teeth? If so, you may suffer from gingivitis, which is the early stage of periodontal disease. If you have noticed loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, or a receding gum line that makes your teeth look longer than usual, you may have periodontitis, or the advanced stage of gum disease. Gum disease starts with inflammation and irritation in the gum tissues, which is caused by bacteria in plaque. If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to bone loss and eventually tooth loss. At Best Dental Care NJ, LLC, we provide periodontal treatment to prevent these consequences and to keep your smile in the best possible health.
Dr. Marlayna Best offers a number of options for treating gum disease in Newton, New Jersey. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend antibiotic treatment, improved at-home dental care, or scaling and root planing (deep cleanings). Our goal is to halt the progress of the disease and encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue. We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about periodontal treatment and how we can take care of your smile.