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Periodontal (gum) disease in Wayne | gum disease treatment, periodontal disease, treatment for gum disease, gingivitis | gum disease, receding gums, tooth loss, bleeding gums, sore gums, sensitive gums

Joseph A. Battaglia, MS, D.M.D.

Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry

Phone: 973 595-1888
After Hours Contact: 973-595-1235

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Periodontal (gum) disease

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Periodontal (gum) disease is insidious. It is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as Gingivitis. Left untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth AND the bone that holds your teeth in place. Except for bad breath and gums that bleed, there are very few early warning signals. The disease advances silently, often without pain, and before you know it, you are losing your teeth and you don't know why.

Tooth loss is only the most obvious indicator of gum disease. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes - even an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened.

In the past, fear of painful dental surgery has kept people with gum disease from seeking the care they needed. Well, those days are gone forever.

 
 
 
Wayne Dentist. Dr. Joseph Battaglia provides Periodontal (gum) disease, gum disease treatment, periodontal disease, treatment for gum disease, gingivitis to patients suffering from gum disease, receding gums, tooth loss, bleeding gums, sore gums, sensitive gums in Franklin Lakes, NJ, Totowa, NJ, Woodland Park, NJ, Oakland, NJ. Franklin Lakes, NJ Dentist providing Periodontal (gum) disease in Wayne, New Jersey.