At Wayne Dental Care, we know how important it is for our patients to have healthy teeth and gums. That’s why we recommend getting a teeth cleaning and annual exam every year. Healthy gums start with proper oral hygiene, which includes flossing to remove bacteria and food and proper brushing techniques. Our Oakland NJ dentist can perform cosmetic, restorative and preventive dental services.
Our comprehensive oral exam includes an oral health baseline, complete oral exam, periodontal evaluation, and bite occlusion analysis. The teeth and its supporting structures will be examined as well as the oral anatomy of the mouth. We reinforce proper oral hygiene and brushing and flossing techniques in order to help ward off cavities and other problems that can lead to periodontal disease. Cavities form when bacteria from excess foods get trapped in between the teeth and gums, forming plaque and tartar, which can contribute to gum disease. Gingivitis is a common form of gum disease that can range from mild to severe. Mild forms of gingivitis can be treated with a healthy and repetitive oral hygiene regimen that includes cleanings and daily flossing. Severe cases of gingivitis can benefit from deep cleanings and a procedure called scaling, which gets up under the gums of the teeth. Our Oakland NJ dentist can perform these and other preventive procedures that help reduce gum recession and disease.
Depending on the type of disease, methods can vary. If the pocket between the tooth and gums gets too filled with bacteria and plaque, it can cause irritation to the surrounding tissue. If it goes untreated, the bone can eventually become affected. If scaling and deep cleanings by our Oakland NJ dentist do not reduce the gingivitis infection, periodontal surgery may be recommended to reduce the depths of each affected pocket. Sometimes fillings are needed if a cavity forms. We treat fillings using traditional dental restoratives such as amalgam, porcelain and composite. Ceramic fillings are also used, which look close to the appearance of natural teeth. These are usually used for teeth up near the front of the mouth, since they are virtually undetectable.