Periodontal Disease Treatment – Spring Lake, NJ

Don’t Let Gum Disease Claim Your Smile

Woman showing off healthy smile after periodontal disease treatment

You might not take the health of your gums into account when you’re assessing overall dental health, but don’t worry, Edward J. Dooley, DMD carefully evaluates the state of your gums during each checkup. There are a variety of problems that can take place in gum tissue, and our compassionate team is ready to do what we can to treat mouths affected by gum disease with advanced periodontal disease treatment in Spring Lake, NJ.

Why Choose Dooley Dental for Periodontal Disease Treatment?

  • Painless Laser Periodontal Therapy
  • Noninvasive Treatment Options
  • Kind, Compassionate
    Dental Team

What is Gum Disease?

Closeup of smile with inflamed gums before gum disease treatment

As many as four in five people are impacted by gum disease throughout their lives. Harmful bacteria create byproducts called ‘plaque.’ When plaque is located in places that a toothbrush can’t reach, such as under the gum line, it can cause periodontal disease! If your teeth feel loose or gums bleed when you brush, you might have gum disease.

Gum disease is no joke, and when Dr. Dooley discovers this damaging oral health concern, he’ll get to work immediately. Gum disease therapy from Dooley Dental involves scaling and root planing. During this method of gum disease therapy, Dr. Dooley scrapes away buildups of tartar and plaque that have infiltrated your gum line. Call Dooley Dental if you believe that you’re in need of gum disease therapy. Modern treatment of gum disease does not typically include surgery thanks to laser treatment which can even regenerate new gum tissue and bone attachment for diseased teeth.

Scaling &
Root Planing

Dentist performing scaling and root planing treatment

You need something more than a typical dental cleaning when your mouth is already being affected by advanced gum disease. We can use a technique called scaling to clear out the pockets between your teeth and gums, removing the trapped plaque and tartar that’s contributing to your gum disease. After that, root planing is employed to make the surface of the tooth roots nice and smooth so that harmful substances don’t get caught on them as easily in the future.

Laser Periodontal Therapy

Animated smile and laser periodontal therapy tool

Lasers are becoming more widely utilized in dental offices across the nation in order to treat gum disease. One major reason why is comfort; when a laser is used in place of traditional dental instruments, less swelling and bleeding occurs, and the mouth heals faster without the need for sutures. Furthermore, laser energy can actively sterilize the treated area, killing off more bacteria and keeping the risk of a reinfection occurring as low as possible.

Antibiotic Therapy

Antibiotic therapy pills

After the initial scaling and root planing, we may prescribe antibiotic therapy. We can remove much of the bacteria around and below your gum line, but the infection could still be present to some degree. Antibiotics can fight bacteria hiding in areas of the mouth that were overlooked by the deep cleaning procedure. Statistics show that employing antibiotics after scaling and root planing can significantly help the reduction of periodontal pockets.

Non-Surgical Therapy

Woman looking at smile after non surgical therapy for gum disease

Scaling and root planing, laser therapy, and antibiotic therapy are all considered non-surgical solutions to gum disease. In general, the American Academy of Periodontology highly recommends that gum disease be treated in the least invasive manner available. Not only does this minimize the risks involved, but it also ensures that your mouth will need less time to heal so that you can start enjoying your healthier smile all the sooner.