Periodontal disease is problem for millions of Americans. It can be a very serious condition which, if left untreated, can lead to the loss of your teeth. If you happen to be struggling with gum disease, as it is more commonly known, our dentist specializing in periodontal treatment at Yardley Dental Arts can provide a variety of treatments. The end result will be the reduction of your symptoms and the eventual healing of your gums.
The symptoms of gum disease are easy to recognize and include red, swollen, and bleeding gums. These symptoms can also occur when you have eaten something that has irritated your gums or you have brushed too aggressively. On these occasions, there is nothing to worry about. However, when it happens regularly, these are considered to be the warning signs for periodontal disease. Other symptoms include bad breath, teeth that are loose, sensitive teeth, pain while chewing, and teeth that appear to be longer. Close examination by a periodontist at Yardley Dental Arts will confirm whether you have a problem and its root cause.
The main cause is bacteria. Bacteria staying on your teeth can form tartar and plaque. This gets stuck in between your teeth and gums and causes problems. Brushing and flossing several times a day is the best way to prevent it happening, together with regular visits to the dentist for more thorough cleaning.
The early stages of the condition are gingivitis, and it is when there is some irritation and bleeding, often accompanied with minimal discomfort. If the condition isn’t treated in this early stage it will spread, leading the gums to pull away from the teeth. This will create pockets and more of the tooth structure will be exposed, together with the root system. Bacteria is then able to get into these areas and cause more damage. Ultimately, it will lead to cavities, infections and bone loss, even the loss of teeth.
At Yardley Dental Arts, we are able to treat this disease. It will involve a close examination of your teeth and gums to determine what the problem is and how it can be treated. The type of treatment will depend on the severity of the gum disease. Rest assured, we will choose the least invasive procedure to correct the problem.
For all your oral care needs you can rely on the team at Yardley Dental Arts. Give us a call at (215) 504-2400, and we’ll book you an appointment.
"My mission is to always provide extraordinary dental care in a compassionate setting. At Yardley Dental Arts, quality is key! We are NOT a high volume, high turnover office. We are patient centric office. Our practice model allows for concierge service and exclusive one on one time with the doctor and the hygienists. We pride ourselves on using premier materials, labs and the latest in dental technology including our GREEN CT 3D SCANNER, delivering high quality images at a fraction of the radiation as compared to the standard. This allows for fully customized treatment plans focusing on your specific needs and comfort level.
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At Dr. Patel’s office, you will experience a new approach to dentistry as we continue to aspire and drive forward to be the best place for dental care: A concierge dental practice with a patient centric philosophy.
At our office we offer everything from cosmetic dentistry to sleep apnea treatment using the latest dental technology because we believe by constantly training our staff, continuing our education and adopting the latest dental technology it will lead to an extraordinary dental experience.