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Gum Disease Treatment – Avenel, NJ

Gentle Care for Your Smile’s Foundation

 

When it comes to your oral health, your gums matter just as much as your teeth, as they provide your pearly whites with important support and protection. Without the right care, the gums can easily develop an infection, causing them to break down. This can lead to sensitive, swollen, and bleeding gums, and eventually, loose teeth and tooth loss! Thankfully, our team can spot the early signs of gum disease and take care of it quickly with targeted gum disease treatment in Avenel, NJ.

Why Choose White Oak Dental & Orthodontics for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Brand New, State-of-the-Art Dental Office
  • Friendly, Privately-Owned Family Dental Office
  • Open Early, Late, & on Saturdays

Scaling & Root Planing

Closeup of healthy smile after scaling and root planing periodontal therapy

If found early, we can usually get rid of a gum infection using a deep cleaning, which consists of two techniques called scaling and root planing. First, we thoroughly remove all of the bacteria-filled plaque and tartar from around the gums. Then, the roots of the teeth are slightly reshaped and smoothed. This makes it harder for plaque to accumulate below the gum line in the future, and also speeds up the healing process.

Antibiotic Therapy

Hand holding antibiotic therapy pills

Because gum disease is a bacterial infection, another way to tackle it involves using antibiotics. We can apply the medicine directly to the gums, right where a Woodbridge patient needs it. This will go on, dry quickly, and then slowly release medicine over the next several days. This continually bathes the gums to eliminate any bacteria that might have been out of reach of scaling and root planing, plus it can reduce the size of the gum pockets where bacteria primarily likes to hide.