Gum disease can lead to severe oral and overall health issues, including tooth loss, diabetes, or even an increased risk of stroke. We provide both conservative and surgical periodontal care at our practice in Old Bridge, NJ, to address the various stages of gum disease. It is estimated that over 50 percent of American adults suffer from some form of gum disease. Catching and treating it early can help you maintain proper oral health and prevent further damage from occurring. Oftentimes, if caught early, Drs. Khaled Eldin and Mouner Amer can reverse the side effects with non-surgical treatment.
Gum disease is a bacterial infection within the soft and hard tissues of the mouth. It is often caused by poor oral health, but even patients who follow a regimented oral hygiene program are at risk for developing this disease if they smoke, have a family history of gum disease, or have an autoimmune disorder. Other risk factors can include:
According to the American Dental Association, your oral care plays an important role in your overall health. Research has shown that untreated tooth decay and gum disease can lead to severe medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Treating gum disease in its earliest stages can help protect your long-term oral and physical health.
It is estimated that over 50 percent of American adults suffer from some form of gum disease.
The symptoms of gum disease will vary depending on the severity level. Because gum disease is often undetectable in its earliest stages, it is important to visit a dentist for routine biannual examinations. Common signs and symptoms can include:
At New Jersey Dental Centers, we provide a variety of periodontal care treatments, including both non-surgical and surgical methods. The type of treatment required will depend on the extent of damage. In most cases, our doctors will approach the situation with conservative treatment first. Before doing so, we can administer sedation, such as nitrous oxide or intravenous (IV) sedation in combination with a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure.
If you are currently experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one our trusted doctors to undergo the appropriate periodontal care. Treating gum disease early can prevent costly procedures in the future, as well as help you maintain your natural teeth for many years. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.