Periodontal (gum) disease is not only one of the most common dental problems on the planet, but the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults as well. At Pierson Dental, we take this threat to your oral health very seriously, which is why regular periodontal screenings are an absolute must. If we locate signs of an infection, effective therapy services are available to combat the damage and restore much-needed health. Please contact our Sicklerville, NJ location today if you have any questions for our team, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. Dr. Melvin Pierson can’t wait to help you enjoy the healthier, happier smile you deserve!
Do I Have Periodontal Disease?
Common signs include the following:
- Bleeding gum tissue
- Gum tissue that is swollen, tender, or overly red
- Severe, chronic bad breath
- Teeth that appear longer over time (a tell-tale sign of receding gum tissue)
However, not every case is the same, and some patients may not show any clear symptoms in the beginning stages of periodontal disease. That’s why attending regular checkups with a trusted dentist like Dr. Pierson is so important!
Effective, Refreshing Treatment Options
Scaling and root planing is the most common service we recommend to combat periodontal infections. This in-depth cleaning specifically targets accumulations of plaque and bacteria that have gathered underneath the gum line as well as along the rough surfaces of the tooth roots. Our team will thoroughly review these areas and smooth the tooth root surfaces to restore health and prevent further inflammation. Additionally, antibiotic therapy can be provided to help target and kill dangerous bacteria after scaling and root planing. Our goal is to leave your smile feeling better than ever!