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Periodontal Therapy – Williamstown, NJ

Using the Latest Dental Technology to Save Your Smile

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults in the United States suffers from gum disease. What’s more alarming is that many don’t even realize it. The truth is, while symptoms start off relatively mild, they can quickly progress, leading to bone deterioration, tooth loss, and even complications associated with serious diseases like diabetes and certain cancers. If Dr. Wael Kassem and his team at iSmile Dental Arts discover that you’re suffering from periodontal disease, we can provide personalized treatment options to revitalize your oral health and give you back your happy smile.

The Symptoms of Gum Disease

toothbrush with blood on it

There are two stages of gum disease called gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the less severe form of this condition that can be treated and reversed, but advanced periodontitis is harder to control and can ultimately cause permanent oral damage if left untreated. That’s why Dr. Kassem conducts semi-annual checkups where he thoroughly examines your oral tissues for any of the following signs of gum disease:

  • Inflamed, swollen, or red gums.
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing.
  • Chronic bad breath.
  • Receding gums.
  • Pockets of bacteria and pus forming between the teeth and gums.
  • Pain or discomfort while chewing.
  • Loose or shifting teeth.
  • Loss of permanent teeth.

At the first sight of any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to contact our office right away. We’ll work quickly to develop a customized treatment plan to tackle and reverse the symptoms of gum disease if possible.

Treating Gum Disease

computerized model of receding gums

At iSmile Dental Arts, we use the latest technology, techniques, and knowledge to improve our patients’ oral health and preserve their natural smile. When you visit our office for treatment, we’ll determine the severity of your case and determine which option below would benefit you the most.

Scaling and Root Planing

If your body is exhibiting some of the earlier signs of gum disease, we may suggest scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning. This procedure typically takes place over the course of two appointments, allowing us to thoroughly remove all lingering oral bacteria and ease your symptoms. During the first appointment, we’ll remove all plaque and tartar from the surface of the roots of your teeth. Your next appointment will involve us smoothing your roots and allowing them to reconnect with your gums, preventing bacteria from having access to the sensitive area and causing tooth infections.

Antibiotic Therapy

For some patients, we can turn around the effects of gum disease by combining antibiotic therapy with a deep cleaning. With this technique, we’re able to reduce the number of harmful bacteria in your mouth to prevent the disease from destroying your tooth’s attachment to your jawbone.

Soft Tissue Laser Therapy

Dr. Kassem equips his office with the latest technology that the dental world has to offer, including the high-powered, precise soft tissue laser. Using this tool, we’re able to provide you with much-needed relief by removing infected oral tissue in a virtually pain-free and minimally invasive fashion. This highly concentrated beam of light will shorten your healing time, cause little bleeding, and allow us to preserve healthy parts of your teeth to restore and preserve your oral health.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to find out what gum disease treatment would benefit you the most, don’t hesitate to contact our office right away. Our team of friendly professionals will be more than happy to help you begin your journey towards rehabilitating your smile.