Is Periodontal Disease Causing Your Smile Issues?

At Plainsboro Dental Services, Dr. Priti Dagli and our team located in Plainsboro, New Jersey offer periodontics to help keep your smile healthy and strong. Healthy gums are just as vital to your smile as healthy teeth, indeed, without your gums to support them, your teeth can loosen and fall out. With periodontics, we focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease and other conditions that affect the gums and soft tissues of your smile.

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum tissue caused by bacteria in plaque. Plaque is the sticky bacterial film which is removed when you brush and floss your teeth. If it is not removed daily by your oral hygiene routine coupled with annual dental cleanings, you can end up with periodontal disease. Left untreated, periodontal disease will cause the gums to continue their recession until your teeth loosen and you incur bone loss.

Some signs that you may have periodontal disease include the following:

– Swollen, bleeding, and red gums.

– Loosened teeth in your smile.

– Persistent bad breath that just won’t go away.

– Pain when you chew your food.

– Teeth that appear longer due to gum recession.

If you have one or more of these symptoms, you may be at risk for periodontal disease. We invite you to call us at 609-716-7100 to schedule a visit with our team. We offer various treatments to fight gum disease such as Arestin® anti-microbial therapy, gingival stripping, laser gum recontouring, laser gum surgery, and soft tissue management.

Dr. Priti Dagli and our team at Plainsboro Dental Services are here to help our patients in Plainsboro, New Jersey, keep their smiles healthy and vibrant for a lifetime!

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