What is Periodontal Treatment?

Our team offers periodontal services to treat periodontal disease and keep your smile healthy. Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection that attacks your gums and the oral structures that support your teeth. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults aged 30 and older. In most cases, gum disease presents as a progressive infection and occurs in two stages: the first stage, gingivitis, and the advanced stage, periodontitis.

Do I Have Gum Disease?

The early stage of gum disease is typically painless, and most patients do not even realize anything is wrong. This is why it is essential to maintain regular checkup schedules to monitor changes in your gum health. However, gingivitis does present some common symptoms. You may have gingivitis if:

  • Your gums bleed when brushing and flossing
  • You notice your gums are red, swollen, or puffy
  • Your gums are tender to the touch

If you suspect you have gum disease, make an appointment for an examination. Gum disease may appear to be a simple problem, but if left untreated, it can advance into a major dental health concern. Untreated periodontitis can eventually lead to tooth loss and damage to your jawbones. Here are symptoms you should be concerned about:

  • Your gum line recedes
  • You notice persistent bad breath or taste in your mouth
  • Your teeth begin to feel loose
  • You notice pus between your teeth and gums

What Causes Gum Disease?

In most cases, gum disease is caused by poor oral health and at-home care. You can prevent gingivitis and gum disease by practicing good daily brushing and flossing. Keeping up with your regularly scheduled checkups and cleanings can also help you keep your smile healthy.

Periodontal Services in Berwyn

At our practice, we offer gum periodontal treatment to get your oral health back on track. Here are the services we may recommend to give you a healthy, beautiful smile:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure used to treat and prevent gum disease. Scaling removes built-up plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth and tooth roots. Root planing smoothes the surface of the tooth root, helping the gums reattach to the tooth.
  • Dental Crown Lengthening: Dental crown lengthening is used to remove excess gum and expose more of the natural tooth. The procedure can be used to expose a broader, natural-looking smile. Our dentist may also recommend this procedure if a tooth is broken below the gumline.

Do You Accept Walk-ins and Emergency Appointments?

Yes, Dental Town welcomes walk-ins! Our team will see you as soon as scheduling permits to provide you with quality care. We also offer emergency appointments to treat injuries, accidents, and other dental conditions. No matter your dental needs, our practice is here to serve!

Do You Accept Insurance?

Dental Town is in-network with many dental insurance providers, including Delta Dental Premier, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Principal. Our team also accepts most PPO plans, major credit cards and offer payment plans.. For your convenience, we offer affordable financing options with CareCredit.