November 7, 2016
Do you see blood in the sink when you brush or floss your teeth? Don’t ignore this all too common oral health symptom. If you find your gums bleeding, contact Mt. Holly Family Dentistry for a check-up. Drs. Greenberg, Govitrikar and Cygler will determine the reasons and help your gums heal. (more…)
June 21, 2016
Almost 50 percent of adult Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. From mild gingivitis to serious periodontitis, gums affect your teeth and your systemic health, too. What does your Mt. Holly family dentist do to treat gum disease and restore smiles to complete health? (more…)
May 19, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate half adult Americans over 30 have periodontal or advanced gum disease. Typified by red, swollen, bleeding gums, periodontitis leads to bone recession and tooth loss and to systemic problems such as diabetes, heart attack, asthma, arthritis, dementia and more. (more…)
March 25, 2015
Did you know that some 60 million Americans have gum, or periodontal, disease? Many don’t even know that they have the disease. Yet, the consequences of gum disease might not only affect your oral health, but your overall health, as well. Therefore, treating and managing this disease is imperative. The dentists at Mt. Holly Family Dentistry offer gum disease treatment in Mt. Holly, NJ, so you can enjoy the benefits of optimal oral and overall health.
The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Left untreated, gingivitis becomes periodontitis. Both forms can be caused by insufficient dental hygiene; organic changes in the mouth that result from metabolic or hormonal fluctuations brought on by pregnancy, puberty or menopause; certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and kidney disease, as well as some medications; dry mouth; and teeth grinding or clenching, which may affect surrounding gum tissue.
The typical signs of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
- Bad breath
- Gums that are red and swollen
- Loose teeth or teeth that have shifted out of position
The trouble with gum disease, however, doesn’t end in the mouth. The same bacteria that cause gum disease can also lead to other serious health concerns, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and low birthweight or preterm babies.
Treating Gum Disease
At Mt. Holly Family Dentistry, we offer a few options for treating gum disease, depending on the severity of the case. Some may only require more frequent dental cleanings in the office and a better home regimen. More advanced gum disease may necessitate root scaling and planing, a procedure that involves removing hardened plaque from below the gum line and smoothing the root. If necessary, our dentists can also apply a topical antibiotic to treat infection.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’re noticing any of the signs of gum disease, then call Mt. Holly Family Dentistry for gum disease treatment in Mt. Holly, NJ. We also serve patients from Westampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Springfield, Pemberton, and the neighboring areas.