Late-stage gum disease is a very common, yet avoidable condition that can be successfully treated at Susan J. Curley DDS. Our dentists in Wall Township is qualified to manage periodontal disease before it damages your gums, teeth, and jaw bone.

Periodontal Disease Causes

Susan J. Curley DDS’s patients facing advanced gum disease develop the problem from bad oral care practices, smoking, diabetes, cancer, AIDS, medications that reduce saliva flow, and other health problems that compromise the immune system.

If you have experienced any of the following symptoms of periodontal disease, call our dental clinic in Wall to book an appointment:

  • Gum recession
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Teeth sensitivity

Periodontal Treatment in Wall

The purpose of periodontal treatment is to control the infection. The method of treatment and the number of sessions depend on the type and severity of gum disease being managed.

The standard periodontal disease treatment by Dr Susan Curley is scaling and root planning. If a more invasive tactic is needed, flap surgery or tissue and bone grafts may be performed.

  • Scaling: This standard procedure removes bacteria, plaque, and tartar above and below the gum line
  • Root Planning: Your dentist performs root planing to smooth rough roots and help the gum reattach to the tooth.

Our dentist will make sure the entire area is clean, all the way down to the base of the deep pocket. Root planing will begin after scaling is complete. Then the tooth surface will be smoothed out so the gums can reattach appropriately to the gums. More than a single visit may be needed to complete the treatment process.

Keeping up with gum disease treatment, it is imperative that patients of Susan Curley follow proper oral hygiene practices at home for long-term success. These include at least brushing twice daily, flossing once a day and not smoking.

If you have any questions or concerns about periodontal treatment in Wall, we are waiting to help. Contact Susan J. Curley DDS, and we will provide answers to all of your questions.

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