Periodontics is the dental specialty that addresses with the gums and other supporting structures of teeth, as well as the conditions that affect them. The term “periodontal” means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is a very common inflammatory condition that affects the supporting tissues of the tooth.
Periodontal disease is typically preceded by gingivitis. This condition occurs when the toxins in plaque begin to irritate and inflame the gum tissues. Over time, the bacterial infection can continue to grow in pockets between the teeth, and it becomes more difficult to treat. Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that can lead to the destruction of the connective tissue and jawbone. If left untreated, it can ultimately cause jaw bone deterioration and tooth loss.
Dr. Fine is a respected expert in the treatment of all stages of periodontal disease. He was the first dentist on the East Coast to do Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, a treatment, a minimally invasive treatment which can reverse gingival recession without grafting or sutures.
Along with our team, Dr. Fine offers a full range of periodontal services, and he will help you determine which will best meet your needs based on the severity of your condition. We offer:
Most periodontal disease can be prevented with proper oral care, but if you are suffering from this condition, it is important to treat it as soon as possible. To learn more about Periodontal treatments and to make an appointment with our expert team, call us today at (973) 475-8898.