Princeton Gum Specialist
Are your gums bleeding easily or are they painful and swollen? Have you been told by your dentist that you are developing gum disease? If so you need to see a periodontist who can keep your gum disease from developing any further. If you want to see a Princeton gum specialist, you will want to visit us at Princeton Periodontics & Implants LLC.
At our office, Dr. Richard C. Staller is our expert periodontist. Our office has state of the art technology that helps him to treat his patients for all phases of periodontal disease. Dr. Staller applies a conservative approach to treatment, and does not do any extreme treatment unless it is definitely deemed necessary. Although there are times when you may need our Princeton gum specialist, there are also a lot of things you can know that will help you with the prevention of gum disease. Gum disease is very common; three out of every four adults will get gum disease at some point in their life. The main cause of gum disease is plaque. Plaque causes the gums to become infected. Plaque contains a lot of bacteria which is very bad for the gums and teeth. When plaque is allowed to stay on teeth it hardens into tartar – a mineralized substance. Tartar simply cannot be removed from the teeth without the use of professional dental cleaning instruments – no amount of brushing or flossing will remove it. Tartar will eventually get between the gums and teeth and form what are called deep pockets. As the pockets deepen, more bacteria and tartar gather. This is when you are said to have gum disease. Our Princeton gum specialist will be able to perform scaling and root planing to help clean the tartar and bacteria out, and hopefully reduce the deep pockets.
Even with the best at home brushing and flossing methods, people can still develop periodontal disease. So if you have been working very hard at keeping your mouth clean, but you are developing gum disease, realize sometimes it just happens. The important thing to know is that if you develop gum disease you will need professional dental help to keep it from progressing. Regular professional dental cleanings also are instrumental in helping prevent gum disease from developing. However, our Princeton gum specialist can definitely help any patient who is suffering from gum disease. There are many periodontal treatments available that can help restore your gums to good health. The very first step to take is to contact us at Princeton Periodontics & Implants LLC for an appointment. In fact, that is the only hard part – then simply leave the rest up to us!
601 Ewing Street, Suite B10
Princeton, NJ 08540