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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

Morristown Family Dentist

Morristown Family Dentist

As part of a comprehensive strategy of overall dental health that includes your teeth and your gums, you should plan on scheduling regular dental exams with our Morristown family dentist, Dr. Karey P. Matthews. Just how regular? Well, the standard time frame is every six months, but you should consult with Dr. Matthews. Depending on a variety of factors, including your current dental health, proneness to dental diseases, and your level of at home oral hygiene, your ideal schedule may be more or less frequent. The most important thing to remember is that dental checkups are vital to keeping your teeth strong and healthy.

Dental Checkups Morristown

Dental Checkups Morristown

Our Morristown family dentist will give you a thorough dental exam. This includes discussing your overall medical health as well as taking x-rays. The purpose of the entire exam is to detect any potential problems early on. Most dental concerns are not marked by pain or any outward symptoms- at least not in the beginning. That’s Dr. Matthews’ goal: to keep you from feeling pain and symptoms if at all possible. Tooth decay can be caught and stopped with a good professional dental cleaning, also a key component in your complete dental exam. Professional cleanings remove plaque from on and in between your teeth. You may not realize it, but even if you brush and floss several times a day and use a good dental rinse with fluoride, you can still develop plaque. Your cleaning will get the stubborn plaque left behind. if not tended to, this plaque will lead to tooth decay and eventually cavities. And no one wants that.

Just as your dental exam, x-rays, and professional cleaning are not a substitute for daily oral care, neither is daily oral care a substitute for a dental exam and checkup. Both are necessary to keep your teeth and gums in tip top condition. Our Morristown family dentist will make sure that you receive a thorough examination, but the best way to put the odds in favor of a result of no cavities and no dental problems is to keep up your end of the dental bargain. We want you smiling when you arrive and also when you leave Attentive Dental Care.

Morristown Dental Exams
290 Madison Avenue, Suite 3C
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
917-254-4308