Gum disease, known as periodontitis, is an uncomfortable condition that can cause severe inflammation and infection of the gums, which can destroy your gums’ soft tissue and even the bone of your teeth. This means that over time, your teeth could loosen or fall out completely due to periodontitis.
At FaktorDMD, we have a few forms of periodontal treatment available to help get you back to feeling your best. Swollen and bleeding gums, or receding gums, shouldn’t be a problem you have to deal with. We offer guided tissue regeneration near you.
There are plenty of treatment options that we can perform right here at FaktorDMD in Manalapan, NJ, and Manhattan, NYC. Cleaning the pockets around the teeth is the best way to clear up bacteria and keep your bones from being damaged.
Antibiotics: The first form of treatment should be providing antibiotics to help clear up any dangerous infections and deal with bacteria. Both oral and topical antibiotics 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 the buildup of plaque or tartar on your teeth and underneath your gums.
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 visible for scaling, planning, and cleaning.
Guided Tissue Regeneration: Special material is placed between your bone and teeth to help them regrow and keep out bacteria or extra tissue.
Don’t wait until your periodontitis gets worse; call us to schedule an appointment at FaktorDMD today so we can get started on your periodontal treatment. We also offer gum graft surgery in Manalapan, NJ & Manhattan, NYC. Our dental practice welcomes new patients of all ages from New York City and Manalapan, including Midtown Manhattan, Greenwich, Village, Madison Avenue, Manalapan Township, Englishtown, Freehold, Marlboro Township, Monroe Township, and all surrounding areas