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Gum Disease Treatment – Springfield, NJ

Specialty Care
for Gum Disease

Three older men with healthy smiles after gum disease treatment laughing outdoors

As important as your teeth are when it comes to your oral health, your gums matter just as much! Without consistent oral hygiene, they can actually develop an infection called periodontal disease. This can lead to swollen, red, sensitive, and bleeding gums, and eventually, it can even cause tooth loss. For patients struggling with this common problem, Dr. Henkin and the team at Skyline Dental are ready to take care of it using a variety of proven options for gum disease treatment in Springfield, NJ.

Why Choose Skyline Dental for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Patient Comfort Always Comes First
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Convenient Hours

Scaling & Root Planing

Closeup of smile during scaling and root planing

Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of bacterial plaque and tartar on the teeth below the gum line, and scaling and root planing is a treatment that’s specifically designed to remove it. Similar to a regular dental cleaning, a small scaler helps break up and eliminate these deposits, and then the roots of the teeth are smoothed out to make plaque less likely to accumulate on the gums in the future, keeping a patient safe from reinfection.

Antibiotic Therapy

Antibiotic pill pack

As periodontal disease becomes more advanced, a patient will often develop small pockets of bacteria between their gums and teeth that are very hard to clean with conventional tools. To reach this bacteria, our team can apply an antibiotic directly to the gums. There, it will initially dry, and then slowly dissolve over the next few days so it’s able to seep down and clean even the lowest part of the pockets.

PERIO FLOW®

Perio flow hand tool

PERIO FLOW is a small handheld device that enables our team to quickly clean infected periodontal pockets without having to scrape or prod the teeth. A single-use nozzle is put onto the device, and it directs a concentrated flow of water directly into a pocket. It’s able to completely clean the area in about five seconds, and the patient will barely feel a thing during the entire process. It offers one of the quickest and easiest ways to address gum disease right where it occurs.