• Periodontal Disease

  • The tissues and bone surrounding and supporting your teeth are called the periodontium. An infection in this region is known as periodontal disease. Like any disease or infection, early detection is the best way to prevent and treat spreading or worsening of the disease.

    Periodontal disease does not cure itself and must be treated by a professional. Dr. Tina and her staff are highly trained and educated to properly detect and treat your periodontal disease.

    What is periodontal disease?

    When plaque builds up, it turns into a hard substance known as tartar. Tartar can’t be removed by flossing or brushing and must be treated by a professional.

    When tartar is not treated appropriately where your teeth and gums meet, they can become infected and begin to reed. Your teeth and gums will start to separate, leaving spaces between them that can get infected.  

    How do I treat my periodontal disease?

    At the earliest stages, we may suggest a more attentive oral hygiene routine. We may also recommend you to change your routine completely. In more severe cases, there are treatment options to reverse the effects and treat periodontal disease.

    How do I know if I have a periodontal disease?

    Signs and symptoms of a periodontal disease can often go unnoticed. Routine checkups are essential in diagnosing and treating oral diseases. Some symptoms may include:

    Gum Changes

    • Receding: You teeth may look longer or larger than usual or some of your gums may appear lower than others
    • Swollen: Some areas of your gums appear bigger or are swollen
    • Sensitive or tender: Some foods or varying temperatures cause discomfort in areas of your mouth
    • Red: Gums are unusually red
    • Bleeding: While brushing or flossing can cause bleeding, it can also be a sign of something more severe

    Bad breath

    Continuous bad breath, despite brushing, is known as halitosis. It can also be a symptom of several issues, including periodontal disease.

    Changes in Teeth

    • Sensitive
    • Loose
    • Appear Longer

    Routine visits to our office can are essential in detecting and stopping periodontal disease from worsening. Periodontal disease can be easily detected at your routine checkup. We will perform a comprehensive inspection of your teeth and gums to see if there are any pockets or recession present.

    Dr. Tina Panchal works closely with the top periodontal professionals in Colonia, Iselin, Clark, Rahway, Avenel, Woodbridge, Edison, Westfield, Scotch Plains, and other nearby communities to offer you the best treatment possible.

    If you have any questions or concerns about periodontal disease, call us today at (732) 499-8220 or email DrTina@drtinapanchal.com. We will happily schedule you an appointment.