Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatment

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Periodontal Treatment

Gum disease, known as periodontitis, is an uncomfortable condition that can cause severe inflammation and infection of the gums that over time can destroy the soft tissue of your gums and even the bone of your teeth. This means over time your teeth could loosen or fall out completely due to periodontitis.
At Faktor DMD, we have a few forms of periodontal treatment available to help get your back to feeling your best. Swollen and bleeding gums, or receding gums, shouldn’t be a problem that you have to deal with.

Treatment Options

There are plenty of treatment options that we can perform right here at Faktor DMD in Manalapan, NJ. Cleaning the pockets around the teeth is the best way to clear up bacteria and keep your bones from being damaged.

Nonsurgical Treatment

  • Antibiotics: The first form of treatment should definitely be providing antibiotics to help clear up any dangerous infections and deal with bacteria. There are both oral and topical antibiotics that can be taken depending on what is needed to treat the periodontitis.
  • Root Planing: This is when the roots of your teeth are smoothed so that the surface isn’t easy for bacteria to cling to. The smooth surface is also easier to clean as well.
  • Scaling: Instruments or lasers are used to remove buildup of plaque or tartar on your teeth and underneath your gums.

Surgical Treatment

  • Bone Grafting: If your bone has been damaged beyond repair around the root of your tooth, then either synthetic grafts or grafts taken from your bones can be used to help hold your tooth in place.
  • Flap Surgery: Little cuts are made into your gums so that they can be pulled back and the roots of your teeth are more available for scaling, planning, and cleaning.
  • Guided Tissue Regeneration: Special material is placed between your bone and teeth to help them regrow, and can keep out bacteria or extra tissue.
Don’t wait until your periodontitis gets worse; call us to schedule an appointment at Faktor DMD today so we can get started on your periodontal treatment.

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