Providing Premier Gum Disease Treatment in Weehawken

Our goal is to help our patients both prevent gum disease and mitigate symptoms of the condition as early as possible. With routine check-ups at the dentist, gum disease can easily be prevented. An estimated 75% of Americans over 35 years old have some form of the disease, which may become worse over time if left untreated.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, which is also called periodontitis, is caused by bacteria and often presents as inflammation of the gums and loss of bone around the teeth.

Gum disease begins with gingivitis—an infection caused by bacteria found in plaque. If it is left untreated, the disease can progress to periodontal disease. Gingivitis and periodontal disease are treatable but as with most health issues, the earlier it is treated the better the outcome.

Gum Disease Treatment

Early Stage Gum Disease Treatment

We know that half the fear of seeing a dentist is the clinical environment. We have focused on providing superior care in a friendly and inviting setting at our practice in Weehawken. We have decor designed to soothe and relax you when you have your treatment.

We also want you to feel the least stress possible when having any kind of procedure at our practice. Many people have residual fear from when they went to a dentist as a child. We encourage our patients to embrace a positive change in their mindset so they can leave behind their anxiety about preventative dental treatments. We are compassionate and understanding if you find seeing the dentist a stressful experience.

At Skyline Dental Designs we have Dr. David Greco as part of our expert team — a highly skilled doctor who developed a strong passion for surgical procedures during his dental training. He has completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at Montefiore Medical Center and trained at the Periodontics and Implant Dentistry program at NYU College of Dentistry.

In the very early stages of gum disease, when it is still considered gingivitis, you may just need professional dental cleaning.

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Progressed Gum Disease Treatment

If your gum disease is beyond gingivitis, the first step in treating gum disease usually involves scaling and root planing. When you come in for your appointment we can ascertain if your treatment needs to be performed over more than one visit.

Typically scaling involves removing plaque and tartar down to the bottom of each periodontal pocket.

Root planing is when the root surfaces of your teeth are smoothed or “planed,” to allow your gum tissue to heal and reattach to the teeth.

Certain medications may also be recommended to help control infection and discomfort or to aid your gums in the healing process. Your prescription may be in the form of pills, a mouth rinse or medication placed directly into the periodontal pocket after your treatment.

In some cases, scaling and root planing are not enough to treat your gum disease alone. When pockets do not heal sufficiently after scaling and root planing, additional periodontal treatments or gum surgery may be needed. Surgery can remove plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas and can also help to shrink pocket depth and make it easier for you to keep your teeth clean.

We offer a variety of periodontal and gum surgery services to assist with solving issues caused by gum disease:

  • Bone grafting
  • Crown lengthening
  • Frenectomy
  • Gum grafting
  • Cosmetic periodontal surgery
  • Osseous surgery
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We may also use a biopsy as a method to diagnose oral cancer and other pathologic conditions by taking a tissue sample for examination. We make the procedure as smooth as possible with minimal discomfort. Dr. Greco will carry out a detailed analysis and then present a detailed report of the results so you can begin an appropriate treatment plan if necessary.

Providing Premier Gum Disease Treatment
in Weehawken

We have always seen the mouth as the gateway to overall health. It’s important to us that our patients understand the warning signs of gum disease, which can lead to more serious conditions if not properly treated. At Skyline Dental Designs, we are committed to helping you prevent and treat this largely avoidable disease.

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Top Family Dentist in Weehawken, NJ

Loved my experience here! The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the office is clean and beautiful. Dr. Kaplan was great - he was friendly, didn't rush anything, answered all of my questions, and did my teeth cleaning himself. Very happy to have Skyline Dental for my future dentist visits.

Diana Connolly | Verified Patient

Thank you Dr Kaplan and the staff at Skyline Dental! I had a great experience during my check-up and cleaning. Dr. Kaplan made me feel comfortable and explained dental treatments thoroughly! Skyline Dental truly makes your dentist appointments smooth sailing, (painless too) looking forward to my next visit in six months.

Jared Harris | Verified Patient

Have had a great experience with Skyline Dental. Dr. Kaplan takes time to explain what’s going on and answer any questions while the reception crew is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Never have trouble getting through to them or receiving the information I need! Definitely recommend.

Allison Posluszny | Verified Patient

I’ve had a great experience working with Dr. Kaplan and his team. Everyone has been extremely professional and great during Covid. The work Dr. Kaplan does is excellent as well. I would definitely recommend working with the team at Skyline Dental  Designs

Kyle Johnson | Verified Patient

Beautiful office, fantastic staff! Dr. Kaplan is very thoughtful and patient. Pays close attention and puts your best interests first. I never felt uncomfortable even though I had to fill so many cavities on my first appointment here. The BEST dentist!!

Emilia Gabryszewska | Verified Patient

I’m fairly new to the area and was looking for a new dentist office. I'm so glad I chose to check out Skyline! The staff is very welcoming and kind. The dentist took his time to answer all of my questions and was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend checking them out if you’re looking!

Forum S. | Verified Patient

I have been seeing Dr. Kaplan for a couple of months to correct some cavities and look into orthodontics options. I'm very pleased with this practice overall as well as with the doctor. The staff is kind and responsive, the doctor is very attentive and gives you time if you have questions. Very recommended!

Alma Rey | Verified Patient

Seamless process from start to finish. Dr. Kaplan is the most thorough dentist I've been to. He took the time to get to know me and my oral health/goals. Explained my options and treatment plan. His actual treatment (for fillings) was completely painless!

Crystal M. | Verified Patient

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Skyline Dental Designs

800 Avenue at Port Imperial Blvd. Suite 2
Weehawken, NJ 07086
(201) 268-3288

* Our office is conveniently located on Avenue at Port Imperial, directly next to the NY Waterway Weehawken Ferry Terminal. We offer free garage parking for all of our patients! We also have free curbside parking for those that may wish to park streetside.

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