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Periodontal Therapy - Wall Township, NJ

Gentle Care for Sensitive Gums

While your teeth may often be the star of the show, your gums actually matter just as much when it comes to your oral health! They provide essential support for your smile, and without proper care, they can actually develop an infection called gum disease. This can cause redness, swelling, bleeding, chronic bad breath, and even tooth loss if left untreated for long enough. At Shore Points General and Implant Dentistry, we’re ready to take care of your ENTIRE smile, so if any of the symptoms listed sound familiar, contact us today to get the gentle, effective periodontal therapy that you need!

Why Choose Shore Points General and Implant Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Deep Cleanings Remove the Source of Infection
  • Everything Provided with a Gentle Touch
  • Antibiotic Therapy Treats You Between Appointments

Scaling & Root Planing

Woman receiving scaling and root planing treatment

Without consistent brushing and flossing, plaque can build up on the teeth below the gum line, eventually hardening into tartar. This tartar is filled with bacteria that can inflame and even break down the nearby soft tissue, which is what we call gum disease. When this occurs, we can perform a special cleaning called scaling that allows us to reach below the gum line and thoroughly remove this harmful substance from the roots of the teeth. Then, the roots are gently reshaped and smoothed out through root planing. This helps the gums heal faster and lowers the risk of reinfection.

Antibiotic Therapy

Older man taking antibiotic pill

Gum disease bacteria tend to gather and multiply in tiny pockets located between your gums and teeth, and these are extremely difficult to clean with scaling alone. So, we can apply a topical antibiotic directly to the gums that is designed to seep down into these pockets and eliminate any bacteria leftover after initial treatment. This approach can also reduce the size of the pockets, protecting a patient from future infections.