Periodontal treatment IN MONTCLAIR, NJ
Millions of Americans suffer from periodontal disease. At Montclair Dental Spa, we treat patients throughout the Montclair area that are struggling with this condition and provide a variety of treatment solutions to help combat the symptoms and heal the gums. If you are concerned that your gums are unhealthy, call (973) 744-1527 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moussa and receive a dental examination.
Understanding Gum Disease
You may have gum disease if they are red, swollen or bleeding. It is natural for this to happen from time to time after eating something that irritates your gums or brushing too aggressively. However, if it happens on a regular basis then you may have some type of gum disease. Other possible symptoms are bad breath, loose teeth, pain while chewing, sensitive teeth or teeth that appear longer. If you live in the Montclair area, we can examine your gums and let you know what the source of your problem is if you have any of these symptoms:
Our Process For Gum Disease
We will make a recommendation after examining your teeth and gums to determine the issue and how to solve it.
The treatment plan is often dictated by the severity of the periodontitis. We will work with you to find the right solution.
The first step in addressing gum disease is often a deep cleaning. This removes plaque and tartar from the teeth/gums.
Severe cases might need surgery. When surgery is required, it is typically because the gums have receded significantly.
Risks of Periodontal Disease
In its early stages, gum disease can cause some irritation and bleeding. There may be some discomfort, but it will be minimal. This stage is called gingivitis. If, however, it is left untreated the disease will spread, and the gums will start to recede by pulling away from the tooth. Once exposed, the tooth and roots are more susceptible to becoming infected as bacteria can gather and start to irritate the area. This can lead to cavities and infections along with bone loss, which could lead to gum surgery such as LANAP surgery.
Why Trust Montclair Dental Spa?
Every procedure offered at Montclair receives Dr. Moussa’s stamp of approval for being safe, proven, and effective. He has more than three decades of experience in dentistry, and his advanced training in holistic dentistry techniques ensures you’ll always receive the best care available.
Montclair Dental Spa is the right practice for you if you’re looking for a dentist who truly takes your concerns to heart.
Words From Our Patients
I felt valued and respected. Everyone involved was kind and considerate. I have a lot of bad experiences with dentists and I needed an emergency root canal so I was terrified. Everything was done in a timely fashion and the doctor was very thorough. This is the first dental experience I have had where I felt nothing the entire time and really felt taken care of. I will definitely be going to them as a regular as I can. Thank you to everyone there.
What an awesome experience. My crown broke late at night, I called their office at 8:30 PM on a Thursday night and someone called me right back and got me in for 10:00 AM the next day. The staff and doctors are amazing. I'm like many that hate going to the dentist and they made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I will be recommending them to all my family and friends. Thank you to the Staff and Doctors at Montclair Dental Spa you are the best.
The amazing job they do as well as the care that they give you makes you feel right at home. The doctors, nurses and receptionists treat you and your teeth with the utmost importance. They listen to what you say, and speak to you about all of your available options. I would recommend Montclair Dental Spa to anyone that is looking for the best work done at an affordable price. Thank you Montclair Dental Spa for letting me smile proudly once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
In short – bacteria. When bacteria remain on the teeth, it can form plaque and tartar. When this substance becomes stuck in between the teeth and gums, it can lead to gum complication. The best way to prevent this is to brush and floss several times throughout the day along with visiting the dentist for regular teeth cleanings.
There are things you can do to increase your risk for getting gum disease. This includes smoking, hormonal changes, pregnancy, diabetes, certain medications, and genetics. Any time that the blood flow is constricted or reduced, your risk for the disease increases. This is why diabetics and pregnant women are more susceptible to the condition. At Montclair Dental Spa, we recommend that our pregnant patients visit our office at least twice during pregnancy in order to decrease their risk and the pregnancy complications that come with it.
You can prevent periodontitis by taking simple steps that include brushing your teeth after meals, flossing on a daily basis and rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash once a day. This will help to remove bacteria and sugar from your teeth and gums before they can turn into plaque. Eating a healthy diet that is low in sugar can also help to keep your gums healthy. At Montclair Dental Spa, we also recommend having your teeth cleaned professionally at least twice a year so that we can remove plaque and tartar from hard to reach places. This will ensure that your gums remain healthy.