Gum Examinations

Dr. Ramla Ahmed will conduct a dental examination as part of a periodontal exam during your preventive service. This is important, as early intervention can stop gum disease from worsening and may even have the possibility to reverse its detrimental effects. We invite you to call 732-254-6669 today to make your appointment at Clarity Dental and learn more about gum examinations in East Brunswick, NJ.
Periodontal disease is a degenerative disease that is caused by the build-up of plaque on the teeth. This can cause inflammation in your gums, which leads to a mild condition called gingivitis. With untreated gingivitis, the disease gets worse and becomes what’s known as periodontitis. This usually involves gum recession and bone loss, and will eventually lead to tooth loss.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
    • Unusually red or swollen gums
    • Tender gums, or other oral pain
    • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
    • Receding gums
    • Loose or separated teeth
    • Pus between the gums and teeth
    • Sores in your mouth
    • Halitosis, or persistent bad breath
    • Changes in your bite
    • Changes in the fit of dentures or other removable appliances

If our dentist finds that you have periodontal disease, she will recommend a course of treatment to halt the progression of this condition and begin restoring your oral health.  Treatments may be as simple as improving your at home care and receiving additional professional cleanings, or as complex as laser therapy.  If needed, we will recommend a specialist for you.

For more information about periodontal disease and our gum examinations, please contact our office.