Treatment Options for Periodontal Disease

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey

Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease that not only affects the gum tissue surrounding your teeth, but also the bone that supports them. Untreated periodontitis can cause tooth loss and bone loss as well. The Jersey City dentists at The Practice at Maxwell Place have years of experience treating periodontal disease and will recommend the treatment option that’s best for you.

When plaque and tartar accumulate on your teeth, bacteria can irritate and infect your gum tissue. Although the mild form of gum disease, gingivitis, can often be treated with improved oral hygiene, the advanced form called periodontitis requires more aggressive treatment.

Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Frank may recommend one of the following periodontal treatment options:

  • Scaling and root planning is a deep cleaning treatment in which plaque and tartar are removed from areas both above and below the gum line. Dr. Frank uses the latest in modern technology to make your treatment as efficient and painless as possible.
  • Antibiotic treatment kills the bacteria that infect your gums. The antibiotic medication is directed at the infected locations beneath the gum line to deliver concentrated doses that effectively reduce bacteria and the severity of the infection.

To schedule an appointment to discuss your periodontal treatment options, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place today. We proudly serve patients in Jersey City and throughout Hudson County.