Periodontist in Teaneck, NJ
Dr. Goldfarb provides periodontal care in Teaneck, NJ. This means she is a dentist who specializes in the health of the gums. Here are just some of the services offered by our practice.
If you are missing one or several teeth, you are not alone. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, with more than 35 million people missing all of their teeth.
Dental implants have become the preferred method for replacing missing teeth. Made with biocompatible decay-resistant titanium, implants are surgically placed in your jaw and are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. They are not removable, so you do not have to worry about them falling out, and they work to preserve your jaw bone each time you chew. With proper homecare and regular maintenance from Dr. Susan Goldfarb, they can last a lifetime, saving you time and money in the long run.
According to the American Academy of Periodontology and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all American adults have gum disease. That means one out of every two people whom you know over the age of 30 has gum disease right now. Are you part of the 47 percent?
Traditional procedures to treat gum disease are fairly effective, but are also considered uncomfortable and invasive, and require quite a bit of recovery time. Today’s patients can experience the benefits of laser dentistry while eradicating gum disease with an extraordinary treatment called the LANAP® laser protocol.
Patients who suffer from periodontal disease and have been treated for this condition require special cleanings to ensure that the harmful bacteria attacking their gums are kept from causing further damage.
Advanced cases of periodontal disease that do not respond well to other treatments may benefit from a gingivectomy. It involves the surgical removal of diseased gum tissue as well as reshaping the remaining healthy gum tissue. Gum disease that is detected early can often be treated with scaling and root planing therapy or the LANAP® protocol, a laser treatment for periodontal disease. Dr. Goldfarb may recommend a gingivectomy in certain cases.
Individuals with a “gummy smile” may also benefit from a gingivectomy. Excess gum tissue can be removed to improve the gum-to-tooth ratio on one or more teeth.
Do you experience a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing your jaw? Do you have tenderness and pain around the jaw joint or ear when chewing? This could be Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMD. If your symptoms persist, Dr. Goldfarb offers a variety of treatment options ranging from a simple nightguard to surgery.
In addition to offering periodontal care, Dr. Goldfarb will check to see if there are any signs of oral cancer in the course of her examination. Any abnormalities will be examined further using an intraoral camera or by performing a biopsy. It is very important for oral cancer to be caught early.
Dr. Goldfarb proudly provides periodontal care and TMJ treatment in Teaneck, NJ. If you are in need of a periodontist in Teaneck, NJ, contact our office today.