Gum Disease Treatment
If you’re suffering from mild to moderate gum disease, we provide scaling and root planing as treatment. During the scaling procedure, Dr. Gu will remove the hardened plaque and bacteria from underneath the gum line. During the planing procedure, Dr. Gu will smooth out the tooth roots to prevent harmful bacteria from re-entering the pockets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens if gum disease is left untreated?
A: Tooth loss becomes more likely the longer gum disease goes untreated, but it’s not the only possibility. Scientific research has discovered a linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes — even an increased risk for pregnant women. That’s why it’s vital to pay close attention to possible signs of gum disease and schedule an appointment at our Highland Park office if you think you’re displaying symptoms.
Q: How can I keep my gums healthy?
Q: It’s important to attend your biannual visits to your dentist to ensure your gums are healthy and free from harmful bacteria. In addition, Dr. Gu recommends following these tips to ensure your gums stay healthy:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Floss daily
- Rinse in between meals
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Stop tobacco product usage
- Stay hydrated
- Limit sugar
Restore Your Oral Health
With a regular oral hygiene routine and biannual visits to our Highland Park office, you can avoid the development and stop the progression of gum disease. If you believe you’re suffering from gum disease, call our office at (732) 777-9077 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gu.
You can also request an appointment by clicking the button below, and one of our staff members will get back to you promptly. We’re proud to provide gum disease treatment to patients in Highland Park and surrounding areas including Bound Brook, Metuchen, and North Brunswick Township, NJ.