Gum Disease Treatment in
Tinton Falls, NJ

With an array of treatments, which are the safest and healthiest methods in the industry for improving your dental health, we use cutting-edge technologies that provide proven treatments to effectively treat your dental problems. For gum disease treatment in Tinton Falls, call us today.

Periodontal Services in Tinton Falls

Laser Dentistry & Periodontics

Since the early 1960s, laser technology has become tightly integrated into many different parts of our lives. Today’s dental professionals can even use lasers for everything from diagnosing disease to treating periodontitis. As a leading provider of laser dentistry in Tinton Falls, NJ, Dr. Bruce Bilow has prepared a brief history of laser technology for dental use.

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Lasers are different from other types of light because they are composed of a single, ultra-focused beam of light rather than an entire spectrum. Dental laser devices are able to harness and manipulate this light for the treatment of different conditions such as periodontitis. A dental laser device consists of four separate components that perform specific functions:

  • An electrical source that generates power
  • Mirrors that guide the light energy
  • A semiconductor that produces specific wavelengths of light on command
  • A system of fiber optics that transport the light

Dental laser usage generally falls into one of the following three categories:

  • Disease Diagnosis
  • Soft Tissue Procedures – Used in treatments related to lips, gums, or the tongue
  • Hard Tissue Procedures – Used in treatments related to bone, dentin, or enamel

As science and technology grow more advanced, laser dentistry continues to evolve and expand into new areas of dentistry. Recent authorizations for lasers in dental treatments include bone re-contouring in the jaws and teeth as well as disease detection in tissues.

Pinhole Gum Recession Treatment

Many patients do not see gum recession treatment as urgent because the condition can, at times, be relatively painless. However, a receding gum line can lead to many complications both cosmetic and functional. The first noticeable symptom is often the appearance of “long teeth.” This happens when the gum line recedes and leaves a larger area of the tooth visible, particularly the roots. Eventually, roots will further become exposed which can make the teeth sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Gum recession also increases the likelihood of decay near the gum line. In extreme cases, tooth structure may be lost and teeth may need to be extracted.

There are many factors that can cause gum recession. Some of these factors include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Inadequate or insufficient preventive care
  • Hormonal fluctuations caused by puberty, pregnancy or menopause
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite
  • Body piercing in the lip or tongue

The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ offers a solution to gum recession that does not involve invasive cutting and removing of tissue. This means that patients who have avoided surgery can now receive the treatment they deserve.

Some of the key benefits of PST™ include:

  • A minimally invasive alternative to gum surgery
  • No bleeding, swelling, or pain that is associated with gum surgery
  • Immediate cosmetic benefits
  • Corrects gum recession without surgery
  • No incisions or sutures involved
  • Fast recovery and healing time
  • Multiple teeth can be treated in a single visit
  • A healthier and more attractive smile

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Frequently Asked Questions

Many patients do not see gum recession treatment as urgent because the condition can, at times, be relatively painless. However, a receding gum line can lead to many complications both cosmetic and functional. The first noticeable symptom is often the appearance of “long teeth.” This happens when the gum line recedes and leaves a larger area of the tooth visible, particularly the roots. Eventually, roots will further become exposed which can make the teeth sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Gum recession also increases the likelihood of decay near the gum line. In extreme cases, tooth structure may be lost and teeth may need to be extracted.

The first step in the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is to create a tiny pinhole sized incision in the gum tissue. Then, a series of specialized tools are used to loosen the gum tissue so that it can be repositioned to cover the portion of exposed tooth. Once the tissue has been restored to its natural level, tiny collagen strips are placed around the incision to hold it in place. This means there is no need for sutures and natural healing can occur.

Gum Surgery

LANAP is a minimally invasive gum surgery solution that involves no cutting or sutures!

The LANAP® protocol is quickly becoming the most favored method of gum surgery for patients with periodontal disease. However, some people are still averse to laser dentistry in Tinton Falls, NJ because they know very little about how it works. By following these six simple steps, we can eliminate as much as 90 percent of inflammation in just a single session:

  • Examining periodontal pockets
  • Eliminating bacteria
  • Removing tartar
  • Reducing bleeding
  • Reattaching tissue
  • Examining teeth and jaw

The LANAP® protocol provides a safe, effective, and minimally invasive way for patients to receive gum disease treatment.

LANAP PROTOCOL

LANAP® protocol

  1. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth
  2. Laser radiation vaporizes bacteria, diseased tissue, pathologic proteins, and alerts the practitioner to the presence of tartar
  3. Ultrasonic scaler and special hand instruments are used to remove root surface accretions
  4. Laser is used to form a gel-clot containing stem cells from bone and PDL
  5. Reattachment of rete ridges to clean root surface, with a stable fibrin clot at the gingival crest to create a "closed system"
  6. Occlusal trauma adjusted
  7. New attachment is regenerated

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Pam C.

Kim is a wonderful dental hygienist that truly cares about her patients. She is very diligent in cleaning my teeth assuring she gets any & all plaque buildup from every nook and cranny. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for that special dental hygienist that is gentle with her work & a very nice person to boot. 👍😁

Deborah S.

Totally professional, while making you feel like you’re visiting a friend. Exceptional work with state of the art equipment and training! I never worry about going to the dentist.

Catherine C.

Dr. Bilow is an amazing Dentist and such a positive caring person. I cannot thank him enough. The staff he has put together and his practice's policies make you feel valued and cared for. I am extremely grateful and thankful!
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