Gum disease is very common in many patients. Early signs of gum disease are usually diagnosed as gingivitis. At this early stage, home treatment and a professional teeth cleaning can normally remove the presence of gum disease. As gum disease worsens, it can turn into periodontitis. When this happens, gum treatment referred to as scaling and root planing is recommended. This treatment removes the tartar and calculus around and below the gums.
If gum disease is detected, many times patients are advised to schedule hygiene check-ups every 3-4 months to ensure that the gum disease is taken care of properly and does not worsen. Left untreated, gum disease will continue to worsen to the point that you could be at risk of tooth loss. If your dentist detects signs of gum disease, immediate treatment is the best way to avoid further dental issues. If you are in need of periodontal treatment in Voorhees, NJ we can help! Call our office today to get the dental help that you need.