Month: September 2013

What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the gums, particularly on the prevention, detection, and treatment of gum disease. In addition to gum disease, Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter uses his training in periodontics to assist with other periodontal issues such as gum recession or an uneven gum line. If you live in …

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What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a direct result of tartar and plaque being allowed to build up below the gum line. Your mouth is filled with bacteria that secrete acids as they break down consumables such as sugars and carbohydrates. Plaque holds these acids fast to your teeth. When not removed quickly, plaque hardens into tartar, which …

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When do I Need a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure in which Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter will remove debris and bacteria from an infected tooth. After the infection has been fully removed, Dr. Perlmutter will also seal the tooth with a dental crown to help guard against further damage. If you are suffering from any of the symptoms …

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