Gingivitis is a mild and reversible form of gum disease. However, if left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis, a serious gum infection that damages the bone and soft tissues that support the teeth. That’s why it’s important to seek prompt treatment by an oral healthcare professional if you suspect that you may have gingivitis.
At Red Bank Smiles in NJ, we want the best for you and your smile. The types of treatments we offer for gingivitis include professional dental cleanings, dental restorations (if needed) and ongoing care from Dr. Benjamin Klayman and his team.
The first step to stopping the progression of gum disease entails a professional dental cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. During the scaling process, we’ll remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and below the gum line. Root planing involves eliminating bacterial products caused by inflammation and smoothing out the rough spots on the tooth root. Depending on the stage of your gum disease, multiple scaling and root planing procedures may be needed to remove all traces of plaque, tartar and bacterial products.