Dentist - Red Bank
208 Maple Ave
Red Bank, NJ 07701
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208 Maple Ave
Red Bank, NJ 07701

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth. They can help your dentist diagnose gum diseases, gingivitis and periodontitis. These exams can also reveal receding gums, exposed roots, tooth grinding and other problems, making periodontal exams vital to maintaining proper oral health. Regular dental exams are important as they can reveal evidence of gum disease in its early stages.

During your periodontal examination, your dentist will check:

  • For any lumps or abnormal areas in the mouth
  • Whether any of your teeth are missing or loose
  • The color, texture, size and shape of your gums
  • Whether you have fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants
  • How much plaque is on your teeth
  • The depth of the space between your tooth and gum

Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums. Dental x-rays can determine if the inflammation has spread to the supporting structures on the teeth so treatment can be started to correct the problem. Periodontitis occurs when gingivitis goes untreated, which makes periodontal exams vital to preventing and putting an end to gum diseases.

Your dentist will complete a periodontal exam with each visit, emphasizing the importance of regular, routine visits to your dentist's office.


Joseph T. Buzzanco, D.M.D.

Joseph T. Buzzanco, D.M.D. is a general dentist practicing in Red Bank, New Jersey. He was born and raised in the Red Bank area, attending St. Mary's and Mater Dei Prep before going on to study at Farleigh Dickinson University in northern New Jersey where he graduated Magna Cum Laude as President of the Honors College. He then went on to receive a Doctorate in Medical Dentistry from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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