Keep Your Gums in Great Shape With a Deep Cleaning

Spotting early signs of gum disease can be the first step to protecting your overall health. You may notice symptoms like bleeding gums, bad breath, or gum recession. That’s why regular checkups with your dentist are so necessary. We’ll identify these signs as early as possible. Proactively spotting periodontal concerns allows you to get necessary treatment before the disease progresses.

If it’s your first appointment with us, we’ll begin by discussing your oral health history, taking any necessary digital X-rays, and doing a thorough exam. These steps enable our team to identify and diagnose gum disease. In most cases, we can begin treatment immediately. Whether you’ve been with us for a while or are seeing us for the first time, here is how we treat gum infections:

  • Scaling – This deep cleaning procedure removes tartar and plaque from your teeth and below the gumline.
  • Root Planing – We’ll smooth out the surface of your tooth roots to discourage the accumulation of harmful bacteria and allow the gum tissue to reattach.
  • Antibiotic Treatment – We use Arestin, an antibiotic that is placed into the gum pockets around your teeth. It continues to fight the bacteria well after your deep cleaning procedure.

If you are concerned about your gum health, don’t hesitate to make an appointment. For patients with dental anxiety, we have laughing gas available to keep you relaxed.

Call 973-370-9753 today for periodontal treatment in Denville.