Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a degenerative disease that targets the soft tissues of the mouth. At Ocean Dental, we offer gum disease treatment in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, to help remove harmful bacteria from the mouth and halt the progression of the condition. Schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Janeen Ferraro, to learn more. Call 732-935-0905 today.
Periodontal care is performed to maintain the bone and surrounding tissue that supports the teeth. The main cause of periodontal disease is bacteria in the mouth combined with poor dental hygiene. There are also underlying health issues and daily lifestyle choices that also contribute to gum disease.
Some of the common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Dry mouth
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
We diagnose periodontal disease through examination and radiographs (X-rays) of your teeth. Our office provides nonsurgical treatment and localized antibiotic treatment for early to moderate stages of periodontal conditions.
We strive to educate our patients about disease prevention. We want you to understand that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body — when the mouth is unhealthy, the rest of the body is unhealthy. We know that there is a systemic link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, pulmonary infections, pre-term low birth weight babies, obesity and cancer.