Nearly all adults will have at least a mild form of gum disease at some point in their life. Swollen or bleeding gums are often the first indication of disease and should be brought to the attention of Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter as soon as they appear. At its earliest stages, gum disease can often be treated through enhanced cleaning and prescription mouthwash. However, allowed to progress, gum disease can necessitate in much more invasive treatments.
The best way to avoid detailed periodontal treatments is to prevent gum disease from occurring in the first place. Fortunately, preventing gum disease is actually quite simple.
To prevent gum disease, Dr. Perlmutter recommends:
- Brushing your teeth after every meal and snack
- Flossing at least once a day
- Visiting our office for dental hygiene appointments every six months
Your biannual appointments allow us to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums, helping prevent gum disease from occurring. They also allow Dr. Perlmutter to check for early signs of gum disease and provide swift treatment before it causes serious problems.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of gum disease or if you would like to schedule a cleaning and examination, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental or call (201) 384-9292 to schedule an appointment with Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter. Dr. Perlmutter serves patients in the Dumont, Bergenfield, Paramus, Haworth, and Bergen County, New Jersey area.