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Periodontal disease is a dental disorder where pockets of bacteria infect the gums, damaging the gums and eating away at chompers and bone. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth and bone loss. Fortunately, gum disease is preventable with proper hygiene habits and treatable at our office. Here’s a few extra bits of information about gum disease.

Periodontal disease is caused by acids left on the chompers after consuming sugar and other foods. As the bacterial acids cling to the chompers and gums, they fashion plaque and bacteria that damage the tooth enamel and inflame the gumline. Since leftover bacteria from food is the main contributor to the advance of the disorder, the most obvious cause of the sickness is poor dental hygiene.

For advanced periodontitis, Dr. Danielle Kelner will likely endorse one of a few different surgical possibilities to support in getting the periodontal disease under control. One option is a soft tissue graft, where part of your gums is replaced with a healthy amount of gum tissue from an uninfected site in your oral cavity or a donor’s oral cavity. Another option is flap surgery, where gum tissue is lifted to permit deeper scaling and planing of the roots. More surgical possibilities for the removal of periodontal disease include tissue regeneration and bone grafting.

To learn more about surgical picks for advanced types of gum disease, please call the dental team of Kelner Periodontics LLC in Clark, New Jersey, at 732-587-6740 now. Dr. Danielle Kelner and the staff will be thrilled to answer your queries, and they’ll schedule you a visit to help you to get the smile you want.