What Is Periodontal Disease?

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

I understand you might have questions about periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease. Essentially, gum disease is a bacterial infection that silently affects our gums, erodes the bone structure beneath, and compromises the support for our teeth. It’s worth noting that while this infection progressively damages the gums and bone, the visible signs might not always be apparent, and your gums may still appear relatively normal. However, underneath the gumline, the bacterial infection is actively causing harm. To illustrate the relationship between our gums and teeth, consider the analogy of the groove between our fingernail and finger. In a state of oral health, this groove should ideally be just one, two, or 3 millimeters deep.

However, if you’re experiencing gum disease, this groove becomes significantly deeper, indicating a problem that needs addressing. Fortunately, there are effective solutions available to combat gum disease and ways to educate you on prevention to ensure it doesn’t recur. The primary focus is on maintaining excellent oral hygiene to keep harmful bacteria away from your teeth, eliminating the existing infection, and facilitating the regeneration of any lost bone. I look forward to discussing this further with you during a consultation. Feel free to reach out to us for more information. Have a wonderful day, and I’m eager to meet with you to address your concerns.


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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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