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If you’re a victim of periodontal disease, our 21st Century Dental Care team encourages you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Vitaly Friedman, as soon as possible so we can restore your oral health.

Some non-surgical and preventative treatments for gum disease in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, include:

-Professional dental cleaning: Even though a professional dental cleaning is not generally used to treat active gum disease, it’s often used to prevent it. However, if you are showing early signs of gum disease, you will need to come into our office more than twice a year to receive a cleaning. During this appointment, your dentist will remove the plaque and tartar from your smile, which is extremely beneficial because plaque and tartar tend to create gum disease.

-Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment that is provided at the early stages of gum disease development. It is generally performed while you are under a local anesthetic, and it helps remove the plaque and tartar underneath the gums. During this appointment, your dentist will scrape away the plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline and will smooth out the rough spots on the tooth’s root, which helps the gums reattach to the teeth.

To learn more about the treatments available for gum disease, please call our office at (908) 604-5959 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!