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Gum Disease Treatment

Do you have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease? Dr. Joseph Portale provides periodontal therapy in Ridgefield, New Jersey. This helps halt the progression of the disease and maintain and improve your oral health by removing harmful bacteria from your mouth. Call Portale Dental, PA at 201-945-5777 today and schedule a visit with our dentist.

Periodontal disease, most commonly known as gum disease, is a dental condition caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth, usually residing in plaque and tartar (calculus). This degenerative disease causes gum tissue to become inflamed and recede from teeth. In accelerated stages of the disease, bone and soft tissue loss is common, resulting in the loss of one or more teeth.

Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Swollen or red gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Gum recession

Our normal six-month dental exams include screening for periodontal disease. If it is found that you have periodontal disease, our dentist will determine the severity of the diseaseā€™s progression and create a treatment plan with you. This plan may include some of the following treatments:

  • Periodontal maintenance (thorough dental cleanings)
  • Scaling and root planing (deep cleanings that remove bacteria beneath the gums and in gum pockets)
  • Antibiotic treatments (to help heal infected tissue)

Treatments will vary depending on your specific needs, and we will help you find the right ones to halt the progression of gum disease and restore your dental health. If you have any questions about gum disease treatments, contact our dental office today.

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Business Hours

Monday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

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Business Hours

Monday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Ā© Copyright 2022 Portale Dental, PA. All Rights Reserved. - Privacy Policy - Website built by ClientSwing