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If you ever contract gum disease – from the mild gingivitis to full-on periodontitis – you need to have it treated quickly. If you delay treatment, you’re practically begging gum disease to take away your teeth and sock into your jaw bone.

However, gum disease treatment is effective. Today, we’re going to look at what treatment involves. There’s also information here about when you need to come see us for treatment.

Treatment options
When you visit with a dentist, you’ll spend a good chunk of the first appointment going over treatment options. In some cases, you don’t have many choices. If you catch it early, you’ll have more options on how to treat this issue. The key is to make sure you work closely with Dr. Eudoro Vallejo to make the best choice for your treatment process.

What are they?
Some treatment options include root canals, dental implants, crowns, bridges, bone grafts, and surgery. Each treatment is designed to mitigate a certain stage of gum disease. For example, if you have gingivitis, you’ll probably undergo a combination of scaling and planing, antibiotics and a new oral health routine to ensure that the gingivitis doesn’t come back.

Other situations, where you have severe tooth decay, will likely require root canals. At that point, you’ll start to look at tooth replacement options if you haven’t been already.

When do I need treatment?
The moment you notice anything is wrong, you need to come see the team here at Eudoro Vallejo in Hackensack, New Jersey. From swollen gums that bleed easily, to infections around your teeth, any sign that something is wrong is a sign to come and see us.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 201-457-9595.