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Periodontal Therapy/Treatment for Gum Disease
Benefits of Healthy Gums
• Strong foundation for teeth
• Reduces risk of serious health problems
• Reduces risk for tooth loss
• Fresher breath
Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Your gum tissue is not attached to the teeth as high as it may seem. There is a very shallow v-shaped crevice called a sulcus between the tooth and gums. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line in the sulcus, where they cause the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. As the tissues are damaged, the sulcus develops into a pocket: generally, the more severe the disease, the greater the depth of the pocket.
Periodontal diseases are classified according to the severity of the disease. The two major stages are gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is a milder and reversible form of periodontal disease that only affects the gums. Gingivitis may lead to more serious, destructive forms of periodontal disease called periodontitis.
We offer a variety of therapies to treat gum disease. During your initial visit, we will evaluate the health of you gums and educate you on what can be done.
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Dr. Paul S. Miller, Dr. Bradley S. Miller, and the Miller Dental Arts team look forward to giving you a reason to smile! Our Fort Lee, NJ and West New York, NJ dental offices offer comprehensive dental care in an inviting, rewarding environment. Call now to schedule your personal consultation.