We found 9 periodontists near Wayne, NJ.

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Dr. Carl Caravana DDS
Specializes in General Dentistry, Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment), Periodontics (Gum Disease)
Average rating 2.64 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 230 41st St, Paterson, NJ 07504
Dr. Barbara Knowles-Fenning D.D.S.
Specializes in Periodontics (Gum Disease)
Average rating 4.71 stars out of 5 (66 ratings)
Address: 61 Crescent Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463
Dr. Victor Paul Terranova PH.D, M.S., D.M.D.
Specializes in Periodontics (Gum Disease)
Average rating 3.08 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1 W Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07505
Dr. Mark Howard Terry DDS
Specializes in Periodontics (Gum Disease)
Average rating 4.44 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1500 Alps Road, North Haledon, NJ 07470
Dr. Edward S. Kim DMD
Specializes in Periodontics (Gum Disease)
Address: 191 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470
Dr. Thomas M. Scorziello DMD, MS
Specializes in Periodontics (Gum Disease)
Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 601 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470
Dr. John Pullman D.D.S.
Specializes in Periodontics (Gum Disease)
Average rating 4.72 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 385 Clinton Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Dr. Kim Elizabeth Fenesy D.M.D.
Specializes in Periodontics (Gum Disease)
Address: 347 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ 07013
Dr. Jeffrey Edwin Devack D.D.S.
Specializes in Periodontics (Gum Disease)
Address: 95 Packanack Lake Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
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What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a dental specialty that provides care for gums and the bone that surrounds teeth. Periodontists treat gum disease, place dental implants, and treat wounds or inflammation inside the mouth.

The most common condition managed by periodontists is gum disease. Gum disease happens when plaque and bacteria build up on teeth and reach below the gumline, causing inflammation and damaging gum tissue. The body’s own immune response to gum infection may also grow severe enough to damage gums and teeth. Mild gum disease (or gingivitis) may not have any symptoms. However, if the infection is allowed to build, symptoms such as pain, bleeding, bad breath, and tooth loss may occur. Dentists can usually diagnose and treat mild gum disease. In severe cases or those with medical complications, a periodontist is more appropriate for managing the infection.

A partial list of the treatments and procedures that a periodontist may perform includes:

  • Root scaling and planing, or cleaning the lower surface of the tooth
  • Debridement, or removal of diseased gum tissue
  • Laser treatments to remove plaque and gum tissue
  • Surgery, including gum grafting or bone grafting
  • Placement of dental implants, including single teeth, crowns, and bridges
  • Maintenance and removal of dental implants

When gum infection threatens your oral health, a periodontist works to heal your gums and save your teeth.

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