Bhavin Patel, D.D.S.

Dr. Bhavin Patel is a Prosthodontist (Specialty #5984) - a specialist in aesthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.  

Dentist - Galloway
529 S. New York Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205
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By Seaview Dental Arts
May 03, 2019
Category: Oral Health

"One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease," says the American Academy of Periodontology. Luckily, periodontal-diseaseDrs. Bhavin Patel, Daniel Ciechanowski, and Walter Finken, Jr., offer patients several periodontal therapy procedures here at our Galloway, NJ, office.


About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, spreads from the gums to the teeth, eventually causing tooth loss if left untreated. To prevent the condition, you need to maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral examinations. These preventative measures will help prevent plaque buildup and bacteria from threatening the supporting tissues and ravaging your teeth.

However, if periodontal disease is already present, we have a few different procedures that can help the issue. Depending on the specifics of each case, we may recommend:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: Using hand scalers and ultrasonic instruments, this deep-cleaning procedure controls gum disease by removing plaque and tartar from beneath gum tissues.
  • Gum Grafting: This procedure replaces lost gum tissue. Your Galloway dentist takes healthy gum tissue from one area of the mouth and moves it to where it's needed, or by using donor tissue.
  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery: This is essentially a reshaping procedure to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • Periodontal Laser Treatment: This procedure removes diseased gum tissue using lasers, a more advantageous approach than conventional surgery because it causes less discomfort and gum shrinkage.
  • Crown Lengthening Surgery: This procedure exposes overly-covered tooth structure by removing gum and bone tissue. Removing the excess tissue could be for cosmetic reasons (e.g. adjust a gummy smile) or to aid dental implants.
  • Dental Implants: This procedure replaces missing tooth roots to prevent jawbone shrinkage. This procedure also improves the appearance of your teeth by giving you a realistic-looking dental crown indistinguishable from natural teeth.


Give Us a Call!

Dial (609) 652-9020 today if you'd like to learn more about periodontal disease and the various procedures offered by the dentists here at our Galloway, NJ, office!


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529 S. New York Rd.,
Galloway, NJ 08205
(609) 652-9020

(609) 652-9020