Periodontal therapy is used in the treatment and prevention of gum disease and periodontitis. Periodontitis is a severe gum disease caused by bacteria deposited on the gums, teeth, tongue and other areas of the mouth that forms plaque. When plaque isn't removed, it calcifies into tartar and damages your teeth, gums, and jawbones.
At Marlayna C. Best DMD in Andover and Best Dental Care NJ in Newton, New Jersey, Dr. Best offers a wide array of periodontal therapy treatments to diagnose, prevent, and treat gum diseases.
Treating periodontal disease is time-sensitive and depends on when the diagnosis is made. Here are a few treatments Dr. Best uses at our dental offices in Andover and Newton, New Jersey:
Surgery comes into play when periodontitis has severely affected your gums and jawbone.
One example of a surgical procedure used in the treatment of periodontitis is flap surgery. During this type of surgery, Dr. Best pulls back your gums to clean and disinfect the soft tissue and the tooth root before sewing them back.
Gum graft surgery is another procedure that involves the use of healthy gum tissue to replace missing or damaged gums.
Dental cleaning is one of the easiest ways to get rid of periodontitis-causing bacteria. During the process, Dr. Best will use specialized tools and equipment to give your mouth a thorough cleaning and prevent the onset of gum disease.
Dr. Best may use antibiotic medicine to prevent the onset of gum disease and to prevent reinfection. Typically, the antibiotic is placed in the deep gum pockets to eliminate all harmful bacteria and facilitate healing.
Laser gum therapy involves using specialized lasers to treat the onset of gum disease in and around your teeth and tooth roots. The treatment uses procedures like scaling and root planing to improve your gum condition and promote regeneration.
As a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Best has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating various gum-related conditions.
Additionally, Dr. Best has spent nearly a decade honing her skills as one of the best dentists in Newton and Andover, New Jersey. Her talent, combined with her passion and commitment to offer the best treatments at affordable prices, make Dr. Best the ideal choice for periodontal therapy.
Learn more about the periodontal therapy services we offer at Best Dental Care NJ by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Best. Call our Newton, New Jersey, office at (973) 383-5700 or our Andover, New Jersey, office at (973) 786-5588. You can also schedule an appointment online.