Gum Disease Treatment – Clifton, NJ

Saving Your Teeth by Treating Advanced Gum Disease

When caught early on, gum disease can be reversed by improving your oral hygiene, but in the advanced stages, you’ll need a bit of extra care. Otherwise, gum disease could worsen to the point where you experience gum recession, tooth loss, and even health problems elsewhere in the body. To avoid such risks, we offer targeted gum disease therapy at Allwood Family Dentistry. Our periodontist (gum expert), Dr. Michelle Rubin, specializes in saving your teeth by treating advanced gum disease. Don’t delay – call our office today to get the care you need!


Why Choose Allwood Family Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Periodontist with Advanced Gum Disease Training
  • State-of-the-Art Soft Tissue Laser
  • Conservative Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique


Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and root planing refers to a type of dental cleaning that is focused on the roots of the teeth. The process is twofold: we first remove the plaque and tartar deposits that have accumulated along the gumline (scaling), and then we gently smooth down the roughened surfaces of the teeth’s roots (root planing). As a result, the gums can begin reattaching to the teeth, and the risk of bacteria gathering on them again is reduced drastically.


Laser Periodontal Therapy

With a highly advanced soft tissue laser, Dr. Rubin is able to tackle gum disease with unprecedented precision. The laser shines an ultra-concentrated light beam, which can immediately vaporize dangerous bacteria under the gumline as well as remove irreparably damaged tissue. Better yet, it sterilizes the area as it works, leading to a significantly lower risk of post-op infection, swelling, bleeding, and soreness.


Chao Pinhole Technique

If infection has caused the gums to recede, the sensitive roots of the teeth become exposed to bacteria and other harmful stimuli. The Chao Pinhole Technique helps protect those areas in a minimally invasive manner. First, we use a needle to make a tiny hole in the gum tissue. Then, special instruments allow us to gently loosen the gum tissue through this hole, so we can expand and adjust the gumline to cover the tooth roots. Compared to traditional gum grafting surgery, the Chao Pinhole Technique leads to less discomfort as well as a faster recovery period.