Periodontal disease is caused when the pocket (sulcus) between the tooth and the gums becomes filled with bacterial, plaque or tartar. This causes irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket, they can cause damage to the gums. As it progresses, the condition worsens. It can eventually cause damage to the bone that supports the teeth. You may not realize you have gum disease in the early stages, which is why it is so important to visit our Sewell general dentist twice a year.
If the disease is caught in the beginning stages (gingivitis), and no damage has been done then one or two cleanings will be recommended. However, if the disease had advanced, more aggressive treatments would be required. If it has advanced to the point of an infection that has caused bone loss and diseased pockets have formed then your treatment options would be one of the following: scaling and root planning, gum therapy or even bone surgery. Early diagnosis and treatment of the disease will decrease your chances of having to go through more serious procedures. It’s much better to catch it early when periodontal cleanings will be able to correct the problem. This is why we highly recommend that you make an appointment with our Sewell general dentist, Dr. Baqir Jaffery, if you have any gum disease related symptoms related to gum disease (red, swollen gums and bleeding while brushing and/or flossing even when you don’t apply much pressure).
If you’re searching for a professional and experienced dentist in the area, you’ve found him. Our Sewell general dentist, Dr. Baqir Jaffery, has many years of experience and has been providing top-notch dental care at our practice for nearly 25 years.We offer a full array of high quality dental services at our practice. Some of the most common services we offer are: complete dental evaluations, cosmetic fillings, crowns and bridges, veneers, teeth whitening, implant crowns, periodontal treatments, root canal therapy, tooth extractions, pediatric dental care, fixed and removable prosthodontics and orthodontics, including Invisalign.
No matter what dental service you need you will always receive the quality care you deserve from our Sewell general dentist, Dr. Baqir Jaffery, and the rest of our knowledgeable professional team. We encourage you to call us at (856) if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment for you and your family members. We would happy to assist you and look forward to serving your family in the near future.