Periodontal Treatment in Cherry Hill, NJ
At Corrie J. Crowe, our team focuses much of our energy on preventive care and the protection of the teeth and gums. We want to ensure your smile stays healthy between appointments, but some patients may require extra periodontal care and gum protection. Fortunately, we have high-tech solutions for them, too!
Dr. Corrie J. Crowe is proud to offer top gum disease and periodontal treatment to Cherry Hill, NJ and beyond. Our team works hard to spot any underlying issues in the gums to ensure you get the treatment you need as early as possible. Our regular dental cleanings and examinations also include plenty of preventive care and maintenance on gum lines!
What is Periodontal Disease?
Gum or periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gums that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of bacteria in the mouth and inflammation, which causes the gum tissue to pull away from the teeth.
Gum disease is typically caused by poor oral care routines and skipping dental appointments. Genetics, age, and chronic illness can also contribute to gum disease. If you have gum disease, you could be at a higher risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or premature or low-weight babies.
Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Gum disease is not always apparent to those experiencing its earliest phases. It's time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Crowe right away:
- Loose teeth
- Tooth and mouth pain
- Receding, swollen, and painful gums
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Mouth sores
- Bad breath
- Pus between teeth
- Ill-fitting dentures
- A change in your bite
Scaling and Root Planning (Deep Cleaning)
Scaling and root planning (SRP) is the most common procedure for treating gingivitis by deep cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the tooth's surface. A simple SRP helps restore and promote healthier teeth, gums, and oral health while preventing all stages of gum disease.
Scaling removes plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation. The procedure promotes healthy gums by removing tartar or calculus (hardened plaque) on your teeth. Scaling may be proper for you if you have sensitive teeth or have experienced pain when flossing.
Root planing also removes plaque from below the gum line. Still, it also smooths the tooth's surface to help prevent tooth decay and sensitivity caused by early signs of periodontal disease like gingivitis.
Advanced Periodontal Care for Healthier Smiles!
Our office is here for you and your family, and we're ready to help you achieve the healthiest smiles possible. We're committed to providing exceptional care in a comfortable environment that makes you feel at home. Call Corrie J. Crowe today to schedule your appointment for advanced periodontal care!