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Benefits of Periodontics

Clear BracesPeriodontics are a specialization in dentistry that focuses on gum health and treating periodontal (gum) disease. Through deep cleanings and other procedures, periodontics can restore the beauty and health of inflamed or infected gums. Let’s take a moment to discuss the benefits of periodontics for dental patients in Florham Park.

Periodontics Can Prevent Tooth Decay and Bone Loss

You no doubt are already familiar with how plaque builds up on your teeth and becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. After approximately three days, plaque will harden into calculus (tartar), which can lead to tooth decay and bone loss.

Calculus buildup under the gums leads to tooth decay, but that is not all. That plaque and calculus buildup is irritating to your gums and will cause them to pull away from your teeth. The resulting pockets of air are perfect breeding grounds for even more bacteria.

With periodontics, you can get a deep cleaning that will remove all of that plaque and calculus from deep under your gums. This will promote healthy gums and prevent tooth decay and bone loss. As a result, you can expect to keep your teeth and gums healthy for years to come.

Treat Gum Disease with Periodontics

If you have inflamed or infected gums, one of the best benefits of periodontics is that you can restore your gums to health again. This means that, after treatment and with proper after-care, your gums will not be red, puffy, swollen, or sensitive. You can look forward to having more confidence in your smile with healthy, pink gums, and you will know that your teeth are in better shape, as well.

Contact Our Florham Park Dentist for Periodontics

These are only a few of the benefits of periodontics. If you are interested in learning more or if you need to schedule a periodontal treatment, please contact us at A Healthy Smile Dentistry in Florham Park at 973-377-2222 today. We will be happy to help you understand more about periodontal procedures and how they might benefit your dental and oral health, as well as your self-confidence.

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