If you have a toothache that won’t go away, tender gums, or tooth sensitivity, it might mean that you have gum disease. Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is one of the most common dental problems adults can face outside of cavities. Gum disease can get serious if it goes untreated, but luckily, our Union City dentists have a few treatment options that can help.

Gum Disease Treatments

If your case of gum disease is caught early on, you’re in luck—at the beginning stages, sometimes a fluoride treatment is all you need to stop the disease from getting worse.

Scaling and Root Planing

If it’s further along, though, two common, non-surgical treatments for periodontal disease are scaling and root planing. These are two procedures, usually done at the same time, where teeth and gums are deep cleaned to target the infected pockets of tissue underneath the gums. Any rough spots on the root of the tooth are then smoothed to get rid of bacteria and prevent them from having a place to return to.

Laser Gum Treatments

For more severe cases, we may use laser dentistry to help repair gum damage following gum treatment. The lasers are non-invasive, and require no incisions or sutures afterward. In fact, the healing process is so quick, you can go back to your normal routine after treatment!

If you’re concerned about periodontal disease and would like to discuss your treatment options, give our office a call today!

Hudson Family Dental

Dr. Jasmeet Khurana

Dr. Jasmeet Khurana received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University’s College of Dentistry. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the American Dental Association and the New Jersey Dental Association.

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