Dr. David Romisher provides periodontal treatment in Merchantville, New Jersey to ensure that your smile stays in the best of health. You may need periodontal treatment if your smile is affected by periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque. While good oral hygiene including daily brushing, flossing, and regular visits to our dental office can help to prevent periodontal disease, even patients with excellent oral hygiene may be affected by the condition. If periodontal disease goes untreated, it can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and receding gums. In severe cases, untreated periodontal disease may even contribute to serious health conditions such as diabetes, pregnancy complications, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke.
Periodontal treatment can halt the progress of the disease and, in some cases, reverse the condition. Our skilled dentist and dental team offer deep cleanings called scaling and root planing, which help to remove bacteria and infected tissue in order to encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue. If your gums are swollen, red, tender, or bleed easily, you may suffer from periodontal disease. We urge you to contact us today to schedule your visit and to learn more about periodontal treatment.