Periodontal (gum) disease in Columbus, NJ | gum disease treatment, periodontal disease, treatment for gum disease, gingivitis | gum disease, receding gums, tooth loss, bleeding gums, sore gums, sensitive gums

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Mount Holly
176 Madison Ave
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-267-2396

Columbus
23659 Columbus Rd. Ste. 1
Columbus, NJ 08022
609-298-5800

Wrightstown
561 Monmouth Rd., Rte 537
Wrightstown,  NJ 08562
609-758-2244


Periodontal (gum) disease

 

Periodontal (gum) disease is insidious. It is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as Gingivitis. Left untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth AND the bone that holds your teeth in place. Except for bad breath and gums that bleed, there are very few early warning signals. The disease advances silently, often without pain, and before you know it, you are losing your teeth and you don't know why.

Tooth loss is only the most obvious indicator of gum disease. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes - even an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened.

In the past, fear of painful dental surgery has kept people with gum disease from seeking the care they needed. Well, those days are gone forever.

 
 
Columbus, NJ Dentist. Dr. The Smile Center provides Periodontal (gum) disease, gum disease treatment, periodontal disease, treatment for gum disease, gingivitis to patients suffering from gum disease, receding gums, tooth loss, bleeding gums, sore gums, sensitive gums in Mount Holly, NJ, Wrightstown, NJ, Lumberton, NJ, Hainesport, NJ. Mount Holly, NJ Dentist providing Periodontal (gum) disease in Columbus, NJ, New Jersey.