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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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See what patients like you have to say about our practice

As always, the staff was warm and welcoming and Dr. Patti listened thoughtfully to all of my concerns and was able to address right on the spot!! She does BEAUTIFUL work!!
Janine Rose
Janine Rose
13:03 10 Nov 22
Thank you for a great job
Eddie Comanche
Eddie Comanche
11:27 10 Nov 22
After a thorough, painfree cleaning by the dental hygienist (Karima), Dr. Patti repaired a molar for me. The injection and filling were painless and she explained everything throughout the process. The entire staff is professional and friendly. Best ever dental experience for someone with dental anxiety.The office very recently underwent renovation and it’s gorgeous.
Doris White
Doris White
02:07 10 Nov 22
A warm and welcoming office . Very professional with the latest technology and knowledge. Always a pleasure.
Diane Quinn
Diane Quinn
23:45 08 Nov 22
The best cleaning I ever had! Very friendly, professional, and courteous. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!
The Rods
The Rods
23:06 19 Oct 22
As someone with a large fear of dentists there is a reason I’ve been coming here for over a decade. The greatest staff, the cleanest and nicest environment, I could go on forever! Just go 🙂
Ashlyn Nicole
Ashlyn Nicole
22:26 19 Oct 22
I always love going to see Dr. Patty and her team. I even met an intern, Paul who is looking to attend Dental School. What a great job giving this young man experience.
Lisa Florio
Lisa Florio
19:58 13 Oct 22
Dr. Patti and her staff are the best. She is very skillful and knowledgeable. She spends time to explain what needs to be done and to answer all questions. She is also a perfectionist who will take as much time as is needed to get the best results for her patients. Her office is state of the art and the staff is also knowledgeable and courteous.
Malinee Sastrasinh
Malinee Sastrasinh
22:59 29 Sep 22
you provide the best dental care in NJ! Thank you!
susan palmer
susan palmer
14:10 04 Sep 22
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