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Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment services offered in Bayonne NJ

More than 47% of American adults have gum disease, but without treatment, the condition increases your risk of tooth loss and other more serious issues. At Dr. David Gleaner Family Dentistry, David Gleaner, DMD, and the team specialize in non-surgical periodontal treatment. Using a combination of antibiotics and other minimally invasive measures, they can preserve your smile for years to come. To make an appointment, call the office in Bayonne, New Jersey, or click the online booking feature today.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Q & A

What is non-surgical periodontal treatment?

Non-surgical periodontal treatment is a group of minimally invasive procedures for gum disease. Dr. Gleaner and the team specialize in the treatment of:

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is an infection of your gum tissue. It occurs when plaque –– a film of saliva, bacteria, and food particles –– collects on the surface of your teeth. Early on, gingivitis doesn’t always present symptoms. As the infection gets worse, your gums might bleed when you brush or floss.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis occurs when gingivitis goes untreated. Periodontitis is a more serious infection that causes your gums to pull away from your teeth. As the infection gets worse, you might experience loose teeth, increased tooth sensitivity, or persistent bad breath.

Who is a candidate for non-surgical periodontal treatment?

You might be a candidate for non-surgical periodontal treatment if you experience symptoms like:

  • Swollen or puffy gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Pus between your teeth and gums
  • Pain when biting and chewing
  • Gums that look red or irritated

As gum disease gets worse, you might also notice that your teeth look longer as a result of gum recession. 

What are the types of non-surgical periodontal treatment?

Dr. Gleaner and the team offer several types of non-surgical periodontal treatment, including:

Scaling and root planing

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure that removes plaque from the surface of your teeth and beneath your gums. During scaling and root planing, Dr. Gleaner or a member of the team uses special tools to remove the plaque. Then, they smooth out the surfaces of your teeth, allowing your gums to reattach.

Oral antibiotics

If your gum disease doesn’t respond to scaling and root planing, Dr. Gleaner might recommend oral antibiotics. These drugs reduce inflammation and prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and spreading.

Topical antibiotic gels and strips

Dr. Gleaner and the team typically recommend topical antibiotic gels and strips in combination with scaling and root planing. Topical antibiotic gels and strips are applied directly to your gum tissue. They reduce inflammation, prevent harmful bacteria from reproducing, and encourage your body’s healing process. 

What type of non-surgical periodontal treatment will benefit me?

To determine the type of non-surgical periodontal treatment that will most benefit you, Dr. Gleaner conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your symptoms. After collecting the necessary information, he develops a custom care plan that aligns with your needs.

To receive non-surgical periodontal treatment, make an appointment at Dr. David Gleaner Family Dentistry by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.