Gum disease is a common problem, and to make matters worse, many people don't even know they have it. Do you experience bleeding gums when you brush? Do your gums look bright red or reddish purple? Are they sensitive to the touch or swollen? These are just some of the symptoms of gum disease. However, some people with gum disease don't show any symptoms at all, and this is why it is so important to get checked for gum disease regularly. If you have developed gum disease, Green Brook dentist Dr. Reilly can perform periodontal treatment to help reverse the effects and bring your gums back to good health.
During periodontal treatment, we will remove plaque and debris that may have become lodged deep within the pockets surrounding the base of your teeth. By detoxifying the area, inflammation should go down. Afterward, practicing thorough oral hygiene at home including flossing and visiting Dr. Reilly twice a year for general dental checkups will help prevent further complications from gum disease. By catching gum disease in its earliest stages, you can avoid advanced gum disease, known as periodontitis.
If left untreated, gum disease can cause loosening of teeth and, eventually, tooth loss. And gum disease has been linked to more serious health problems including stroke and heart disease. Let Dr. Reilly keep your mouth in shape for life with periodontal treatment. In the Green Brook Township, Watchung and Warren NJ area, contact Advanced Dentistry today using the number above or the form on the right.
Warren NJ dentist Dr. Ralph Reilly of Advanced Dentistry in Middlesex offers experienced cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, dentures and more to communities in Somerset County in Central New Jersey including Green Brook Township, Warren Township, Watchung, North Plainfield, Somerville, Bound Brook and Bridgewater Township, New Jersey.