How is Gum Disease Treated?

Watch this video by Dr. Bruce Fine, an experienced New Jersey implant dentist, as he explains the causes and treatments for different severities of gum disease.

You might be wondering about the treatment of gum disease. Our primary objective is to eliminate the bacteria causing the issue. In cases where the disease is relatively shallow, our approach involves a thorough cleaning. This is because over time, bacteria can harden into tartar or calculus, which cannot be removed by regular brushing, flossing, or the use of a water pick. These efforts primarily target the removal of plaque, which is a bacterial buildup on your teeth. For individuals with minor gum disease, slight bleeding, or minor swelling, we typically recommend a deep cleaning.

This procedure is painless, as we numb the affected area using a numbing rinse, allowing us to perform a deep cleaning without you experiencing discomfort. In situations where the gum disease has progressed to a more severe stage, resulting in deep pockets around the teeth due to bone loss from bacterial activity, we offer a specialized treatment called LANAP, which stands for laser-assisted new attachment procedure.

This innovative approach not only targets the bacteria within your gums and teeth but also promotes bone regeneration to eliminate gum disease. We are enthusiastic about the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your specific situation further. Our aim is to provide the most effective treatment plan to address your gum disease and improve your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we look forward to assisting you. Have a great day!


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Hailing from Wayne, NJ, Dr. Bruce Fine is deeply rooted in our community. He is an alumnus of Lafayette Elementary School, Anthony Wayne Junior High, and Wayne Valley High School. Subsequently, he pursued his higher studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown. In 1984, Dr. Fine earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. Three years later, in 1987, he founded his private practice, Fine Dental Care.

Outside of his professional responsibilities, Dr. Fine passionately offers his expertise to the community.

Additionally, he is actively involved with the Boys and Girls Club and volunteers for the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) in Wayne, NJ.

We invite you to experience the exceptional care of Dr. Fine and our skilled team at Fine Dental Care. Reach out to us to book your next dental appointment.

Dr. Fine’s extensive experience extends to being an Invisalign provider for over a decade. Committed to lifelong learning, he undertakes more than 75 hours of continuous education annually, focusing on areas like Mini Dental Implants, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, and Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation. Notably, Dr. Fine pioneered the Pinhole Surgical Technique on the east coast and has been proficiently handling All-on-X dental implants for over a decade.

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