Gum Disease Treatment

The condition of your teeth and gums affects more than just your oral health, it affects your overall health. At Laser Dentistry of North Jersey, we are skilled in performing cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry procedures, all of which promote the health of your smile and your overall well-being. By offering a range of services to target, reverse, and improve patients’ periodontal health, our team can ensure patients’ smiles will last a lifetime. For our patients in New Jersey, gum disease treatment is available for patients who want to make their oral health a priority and care about the current condition of their teeth and gums.

About Gum Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is caused by the creation and build-up of plaque. Thorough brushing, flossing, and fluoride treatments can help prevent the development of harmful bacteria, however, plaque tends to form in the hard-to-reach regions of the smile. The longer plaque and tartar harbor within the crevices of your teeth and gums, the more difficult it is to remove the sticky bacteria. If your smile is not cleansed properly, plaque will settle into the gum line and cause gingivitis, a gum disease which causes the gums to become red, irritated, and inflamed. Once a patient develops gingivitis, he or she will need to undergo laser treatment to stop or slow down the progression of the disease.

Our skilled dentists emphasize the importance of maintaining optimal oral health and scheduling semi-annual hygienic cleanings. During a dental cleaning, our team can gently remove excess tartar and cleanse the affected surfaces. However, if gum disease is detected, Dr. Bucher can administer gum disease treatment.

Types of Treatment

The evolution of laser technology has made treating gum disease easier and more effective. Laser therapy can be used to cleanse the teeth and gums of excess plaque and tartar, all the while improving a patient’s oral health and well-being. Until recently, gum surgery was painful and would require a substantial amount of recovery time. These days, at our New Jersey practice, laser gum treatment is relatively pain free and it can even be used to redefine the contour of the gum line, creating a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. For our patients in New Jersey, dental crowns can be placed on teeth that have been damaged; crowns improve  the structural integrity of the teeth to all qualified patients who want to reestablish the framework for their smiles.

What You May Not Know…

  • More than 80 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some form of gum disease
  • Gum disease can result in the loss of tooth roots, bone, and mouth tissue
  • Nearly 70 percent of all tooth loss is a result of gum disease
  • Taking medications such as oral contraceptives, anti anxiety drugs, and heart medications can cause gum disease
  • Women who are pregnant often develop gum disease
  • Clenching and grinding your teeth can result in the development of periodontal disease
  • Chances of being attacked by a shark are one in 11.5 million, but chances of your oral health being attacked by periodontal disease are roughly one in three

Contact Our New Jersey Gum Disease Treatment Center Today!

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of treatments to patients of our New Jersey laser dentistry practice. The treatments that we offer are customized to fulfill your dental needs and enhance your oral health. To learn more about the services that we provide, contact Dr. Richard Bucher and his smile specialists today.