Gum Disease Treatment – Morristown, NJ

Have Swollen or Bleeding Gums? Call Us

Senior man and woman smiling after gum disease treatment in Morristown

Your teeth deserve all the attention you give them, but you shouldn’t forget to take care of your gums as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to periodontal disease (more commonly known as gum disease), which can result in unpleasant symptoms such as bleeding gums or – in the worst-case scenario – loose teeth that might end up needing to be extracted. While gum disease is a distressingly common issue, Dr. Henkin and the rest of our team can help you figure out the best method of gum disease treatment in Morristown if you give our dental office a call.

Why Choose Skyline Dentalof Morristown for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Dental Practice That Prioritizes Comfort
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
  • Early, Late, and Weekend Hours

Scaling & Root Planing

Illustrated dental instrument clearing away plaque buildup from teeth

When you have gum disease, there’s likely to be a significant buildup of plaque and tartar hidden beneath your gumline. We can remove said plaque and tartar via a process called scaling and root planing. The scaling portion is similar to what you might experience during a routine cleaning, except it focuses on a specific area of your mouth. Meanwhile, root planing helps reduce the chances of future plaque and tartar accumulation by smoothing out the roots of the teeth.

Antibiotic Therapy

Illustrated dental instrument applying topical antibiotic to gums

One common side effect of gum disease is the formation of pockets between the teeth and gums. Bacteria can build up in these areas very easily, and cleaning them can be quite difficult. In many cases, the best option may be to apply an antibiotic directly to the gums. Over time, it will slowly seep down so that it can fight bacteria hiding at the bottom of the pockets. Antibiotic therapy is often used in conjunction with scaling and root planing.