Category Archives: Gum Disease

Morristown Periodontist

Periodontal Therapy Morristown

Have you been taking your gum health for granted? Are you doing all you can to prevent the onset of periodontal disease? Are you sure that you may not be developing periodontal disease right now? These are important questions to consider, because periodontal disease is one of the most common dental issues affecting adults today. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease develops as a result of built up bacteria in the mouth. While you may not realize it, bacteria are present within your mouth all the time. Many of these bacteria, like tartar and plaque, can do serious damage to your teeth, gums, and the surrounding structures of your mouth if they are not properly removed. While our Morristown periodontist hopes you are doing your part by carefully brushing and flossing your teeth each day, sometimes it is not enough to prevent the stubborn bacteria from making a home in between your teeth and gums and causing serious damage—eventually leading to tooth loss, and even degeneration of the underlying bone in your jaw. Sometimes, even against our best efforts, we can still develop periodontal disease.

Gum Disease Treatment Morristown

Gum Disease Treatment Morristown

Some common signs of periodontal disease that you should always be on alert for include: redness of the gums, gum tenderness, gum pain, and bleeding from the gums. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our Morristown periodontist as soon as possible for an evaluation here at Attentive Dental Care. It is best to seek treatment as soon as possible, because the symptoms will not dissipate on their own. We will then be able to examine the current state of your gums and determine the best treatment based on the extent of the damage that has already occurred, and based on our Morristown periodontist’s opinion about what will best prevent any further damage from occurring.

One of the main treatments that our Morristown periodontist provides for patients with periodontal disease here at Attentive Dental Care is the deep periodontal cleaning. Deep periodontal cleanings involve the use of specialized tools and techniques designed to remove even the most stubborn, stuck-on bacteria, and in turn decreasing the discomfort associated with your symptoms and helping to resolve your periodontal disease in general.

Periodontal Disease Morristown
290 Madison Avenue, Suite 3C
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
917-254-4308

Hanover Periodontal Specialist

07960 Periodontics

There are plenty of things we can do to keep our mouths consistently healthy. The buildup of plaque and tartar make it necessary that we brush and floss our teeth daily and visit our dentist for cleanings about every six months. Plaque and tartar buildup can happen quickly so keeping up with these daily rituals becomes a necessity. Whether you need routine dental cleanings or more intensive periodontal deep cleanings, your Hanover periodontal specialist is here to help. We here at Attentive Dental Care know just how sensitive your oral health is and we are dedicated to making sure it is always at its absolute best.

Morristown Periodontal Specialist

Morristown Periodontal Specialist

Here at Attentive Dental Care, Karey P. Matthews DDS is here to help you and your whole family. No matter what dental or oral care you need, this Hanover periodontal specialist is here to ensure that your needs are met comfortably and successfully. Sometimes periodontal disease can begin to thrive despite our better efforts to keep it at bay, and this is why regular trips to the dentist are so important to keep up with. Brushing and flossing helps get rid of daily buildup, but plaque and tartar can still be stubborn in those hard to reach places such as in the grooves of the teeth, between the teeth and along the gumline. Periodontal deep cleanings can help get rid of that pesky buildup and succeed where toothbrushes, dental floss, and mouth washes fall short. A periodontal deep cleaning often consists of root scaling and planing. This is when your Hanover periodontal specialist, Dr. Matthews, smoothes the root surfaces of your teeth and removes any infected tissue. In early stages of periodontal disease, more commonly known as gingivitis, small pockets may form along the gumline where plaque builds up. Dr. Matthews will clean out these areas, allowing the gumline to properly reattach itself to the tooth. A further stage of this disease usually sees to larger pockets which may require surgery to fix.

Periodontal deep cleanings here at Attentive Dental Care can help put your mouth back on the right track to remaining happy and healthy. Your Hanover periodontal specialist, Dr. Matthews, is here to help you and every member of your family regain their oral and dental health.

Periodontal Deep Cleanings Hanover
290 Madison Avenue, Suite 3C
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
917-254-4308

Morris Plains Dental Office

Morris Plains Dental Office

At our Morris Plains dental office, Attentive Dental Care, many of the most common problems we see in our patients are related to gum disease. The root causes of gum disease are bacteria and food debris. As we go through our day to day activities, harmful bacteria like tartar and plaque are constantly forming and multiplying on and in between our teeth and within our mouth. These bacteria can irritate and infect our sensitive gums. If gum disease is not addressed early on, the bacteria can build up and overwhelm the pockets that exist between our gums and teeth. When this happens, your gums can start to recede and the underlying bone becomes at risk as well.

Morris Plains Dentist

Morris Plains Dentist

There are several symptoms that can indicate that you might be developing a form of gum disease. If your gums are red, swollen, tender, in pain, or are bleeding when you brush or floss, you should schedule an appointment at our Morris Plains dental office right away for treatment. If your case of gum disease is relatively mild, treatments might be as simple as a few professional cleanings at Attentive Dental Care and a boost to your oral hygiene habits at home. For slightly more advanced cases, we use deep cleaning techniques such as root scaling and planing to eliminate the harmful bacteria from your mouth and save your gums. If your gum disease has advanced significantly without treatment, a surgical method known as pocket reduction surgery can be effective in relieving your symptoms.

If you would like to learn more about gum disease, the other common dental problems we treat, or the various dental care services available to you at our Morris Plains dental office, we invite you to visit and browse through the Attentive Dental Care website for additional information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our services or any other dental topic, do not hesitate to contact our experts either by phone or online using the message form on our practice’s website. You can also schedule appointments with our dental professionals either by phone or online. We look forward to your next visit with us.

Morris Plains General Dentist
290 Madison Avenue, Suite 3C
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
917-254-4308