Gum disease is a widespread oral health problem, affecting about half of all people across the United States, and is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. At the office of Dr. Brian Lavery, we provide the highest quality care to prevent, detect and treat periodontal disease. With periodic preventive visits to our West Windsor dentist office
, you can maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout your life.
West Windsor Dentist Office
Your gums play the important role of supporting and protecting your teeth. The relationship between your teeth and gums is interdependent; healthy teeth depend on the support of healthy gums, and to keep your gums healthy, it is important to clean and care for your teeth. By brushing, flossing and visiting our West Windsor dentist office
for professional teeth cleanings, you are taking important steps towards preventing periodontal disease. Gum disease occurs when plaque gathers below the gum line, infecting and inflaming the soft tissues and supporting bone structure of your mouth. This initial phase of inflammation is called gingivitis, and if it is detect early on, it can be reversed before it causes more serious damage. Our dentist may recommend more frequent teeth cleanings and a more rigorous oral hygiene routine. A deep periodontal cleaning called scaling can also treat gingivitis, by removing plaque from beneath the gums. We may also recommend root planing, which smoothes the root surfaces of teeth to prevent further plaque buildup. Throughout treatment, our team of professionals keep you informed and at ease, addressing any of your questions or concerns.
At the office of Dr. Brian Lavery, our goal is to help you maintain a lifetime of excellent oral health. Our West Windsor dentist office
focuses on early detection and intervention for treating periodontal disease. To learn more about gum disease or to schedule an appointment, call today.
2312 Whitehorse Mercerville Suite# 202
Mercerville, NJ 08619
By Brian Lavery, DMD
June 9, 2018