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Gum Disease and Advanced Hygiene in Bernardsville

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ

Gum disease is caused by bacteria in your mouth that turn into an infection. This chronic infection causes destruction to your jawbone and the tissues that support your teeth. If left untreated, pockets can form between your teeth and gums, allowing the bacteria to grow. When bacteria accumulate inside these pockets, your teeth can fall out.

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, one method we use to combat gum disease is laser periodontal therapy. An alternative to surgery, this treatment uses a diode or soft tissue laser to achieve healthy gums.

The Procedure

This laser procedure is a “no cutting, no stitching” treatment. We start by using a periodontal probe to measure the depth of any destructive pockets. Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb will then use the laser to remove any diseased tissue and other debris found in the pocket underneath your gums. Ultrasonic scalers and special hand instruments will be used to clean and smooth the surface of the tooth root. Any disease-causing bacteria will be killed, leaving a sterile environment.

The laser is then used a second time to aid in clot formation, which acts like a bandage around your teeth to promote rapid healing and the formation of new gum tissue.

Benefits

This laser-based approach to gum disease results in less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, and shorter recovery time. This procedure also:

  • Removes only the diseased tissue, without removing any healthy tissue
  • Maintains the height of the tissue around teeth
  • Minimizes pain and discomfort
  • Closes the periodontal pocket to allow healing
  • Saves and restores otherwise hopeless teeth
  • Helps to control future periodontal disease

Our patients enjoy more comfort, less bleeding, and faster healing with this technology. During laser periodontal therapy, you may also undergo a gum recontouring procedure to reshape your gums and produce optimum aesthetic results.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of gum disease, it is important to take action early if you want to save your teeth. Our talented dentist, Dr. Swaintek-Lamb, can treat your gum disease and restore your oral health. Please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville today by calling (908) 888-9858 or completing our online form to schedule your consultation. Our dental team serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and surrounding areas in New Jersey. We look forward to helping you achieve your optimal oral health.

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See what patients like you have to say about our practice

I have been going to Dr. Patti since I was young and she is incredible. I still travel in from NYC to visit her and the team every six months. I cant speak more highly of the team’s talent as well as the comfort I feel in their office. Would recommend their practice to anyone and everyone.
Brooke Macy
Brooke Macy
23:10 01 Jun 22
Exceptional Dentist, amazing staff!!
Cardspunk M
Cardspunk M
23:27 25 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville and Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD along with her tremendous staff. I have been to dozens of dentists over the years and hands down this has been my best experience and I loved my last dentist before I moved away. They are a wonderful combination of professional and caring. Great kindness and respect is shown to their patients. It is very welcoming environment. For those who dread the dental visit I recommend this office that works to create a calming and supportive atmosphere. The dental work/care was excellent from beginning to end and I look forward to my next visit.
Lynda Spencer
Lynda Spencer
22:31 21 Apr 22
I immediately get comfortable. Change is not always easy but the transition to Dr. Patti’s office was seamless, it’s as if they knew me already. The skill and knowledge of all is evident throughout the practice, as well as pride for their profession. I look forward to staying on as a patient for a long time! Thank you
Christina Klausner
Christina Klausner
10:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is an excellent dentist, professional and always listens to what is important to YOU. She has the time, expertise and personal touch while caring deeply about your desires and comfort. My husband, myself and 3 children have been using Dr. Patti for over 15 years and recommend her in the highest regard.
Dana Macy
Dana Macy
15:10 24 Mar 22
Dr Patti and her staff create a caring, professional atmosphere. They take adequate time to make repairs needed and fill cavities as painlessly as possible. Nancy Lee McLure
Frank Siwiec
Frank Siwiec
14:08 24 Mar 22
My two sons, 8 and 10, are both receiving orthodontic treatment from Dr. Patti and I’ve been so happy with their progress. She is very thoughtful and thorough with her plans to give them both a healthier smile.
Francesca Calogero
Francesca Calogero
15:33 16 Mar 22
Dr. Patty what can I say..I will not go to another dentist EVER. Dr. Patty and the staff get 10 BIG stars for the never ending patience they had with me over the years. Thankyou 🙂
Marilyn Zakaluzny
Marilyn Zakaluzny
13:14 23 Feb 22
Dr. Patti and her incredible staff perfectly mix professionalism and brilliance with an ability to make patients feel right at home. I have been a patient for almost 10 years and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. From teeth cleanings to more invasive procedures, Dr. Patti's team is unmatched. Lately I have been treating for my sleep apnea. I can say without exaggeration that the device Dr. Patti prescribed and developed for me changed my life. I went from fitful nights of frequently-interrupted sleep all while snoring like a jackal, to sleeping through the night without making a sound. My wife may be happier at this development than I am. In short, whatever your dental/sleep needs, look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry.
Anthony Martine
Anthony Martine
16:47 04 Feb 22
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