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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 Proud to Smile Dentistry, 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 Proud to Smile Dentistry 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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you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
susan palmer
susan palmer
14:10 04 Sep 22
Patti and her team always provide first class service. The team is outstanding as is their work. Service is amazing. Staff is awesome, amazing and nice. Best dental location I have been to. Very professionals. In summary, Patti and team really provide the best dental experience I have had with any dentist cabinets over the years. Simply put fantastic! Very professional! My wife and I are always so relaxed and calm through it all for their work as well as the important safety measures they have taken to mitigate any risk associated with the current environment. A big thanks to Patti and the team for their professionalism, dedication to their work and safety.
Santino Basile
Santino Basile
15:01 03 Sep 22
Excellent … I had a concern and was immediately fit into the weeks schedule. From Francesca at the front desk to Nannette and Paul who are the dental assistants they were kind and calmingAs for Dr Lamb she was able to address my concern and figure out a treatment the same day. She took the time to listen . As for the procedure she was gentle and the procedure went smoothly.I would absolutely recommend the practice
stacey bauer
stacey bauer
22:24 25 Aug 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
22:11 23 Aug 22
Always so professional and friendly- thank you, Dr. Patti & staff!
beth lebel
beth lebel
21:41 12 Aug 22
Dr. Patti is the best. All of them, they are so kind
Maria Isabel Fernandez Suelto
Maria Isabel Fernandez Suelto
22:06 10 Aug 22
Dr Patti and her staff are always so warm and welcoming. Love Dr Patti 's detailed, functional approach to orthodontics. After working with many other orthodontists, I can say that her respectful, kind, practical manner and her obvious love and enthusiasm for her profession really stands out.
Dr Serena H. Chen
Dr Serena H. Chen
00:14 14 Jul 22
Everyone was on time, professional, extremely competent and friendly. I would very highly recommend Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville.
CA Martorana
CA Martorana
11:11 13 Jul 22
The new state of the art office is beautiful and the staff were so kind and efficient. I waited in my car until the time of my appointment and they called me to come in.
Jennifer Lamb-Principato
Jennifer Lamb-Principato
00:34 13 Jul 22
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