Gum Disease Treatment in
Quakertown, PA

Gum disease in its early stages may seem like a small problem but, if left untreated, it can quickly become a serious condition. For gum disease treatment in Quakertown, call our office today.

Periodontal Services in Quakertown

At Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care, we understand that gum disease is a common problem for many of our patients. That is why we offer comprehensive gum disease treatment. Depending on your needs, we can recommend a variety of procedures and treatments to help restore your oral health.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a common condition experienced by nearly half of all American adults at some point in their lives. It is a progressive disease that occurs in two stages: the early stage, gingivitis and the advanced stage, periodontitis. The symptoms of gingivitis seem minor and often relatively painless. This is why many patients are unaware they have gum disease until the symptoms become more severe. Common symptoms of gingivitis include infections in the gums which swelling, redness, or bleeding when brushing or flossing.

If diagnosed and treated in the early stage, gum disease is easily reversible with good oral hygiene and treatments such as professional cleaning and antibacterial mouth rinses. Once gum disease advances into periodontitis, it requires special care to reverse the effects and clear the infection. Symptoms of periodontitis include receding gums, infections in the jawbone and the tissues that support your teeth. This can cause your teeth to loosen and eventually fall out if not treated.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by the buildup of bacterial plaque and tartar on your teeth. Toxins from the bacteria attack your gums, tooth roots and jawbones. The buildup of plaque and tartar is typically caused by poor oral hygiene and missed regular cleanings. Other health and lifestyle factors can contribute to your risk of developing gum disease. This can include family history, diabetes, smoking and tobacco use, certain medications, or hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy or menopause.

How is Gum Disease Treated?

If detected early, we can treat your gum disease with a professional cleaning and antibacterial mouth rinses and toothpaste. Once gum disease advances to periodontitis, you will need specialized treatment to combat the infections and restore your oral health. We offer a variety of comprehensive gum disease treatments. Schedule an appointment with our dentists to discuss your treatment options. Depending on your needs, we can recommend:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: Also called a deep cleaning, we first perform a scaling to remove the built-up plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. Then we will perform a root planing, smoothing the roots of your teeth to keep bacteria from adhering to your tooth roots in the future.
  • Gum Graft Surgery: We perform this surgical procedure to replace diseased or damaged gums with healthy tissue, reversing the effects of gum recessions.
  • Dental Crown Lengthening: This procedure is performed to remove excess gum tissue and expose more of the natural tooth for restoration. We can also offer this procedure to recontouring the gumline for patients with “gummy” smiles.
  • Gingivectomy: This is a procedure performed to remove diseased gum tissue.
  • Root Surface Debridement: Similar to scaling and root planing, we use surface debridement to remove stubborn built-up plaque and tartar from the roots of your teeth.
  • Laser Treatment: A minimally invasive alternative to a traditional gingivectomy, we use a laser to trim away diseased or damaged gum tissue.
  • Osseous or Pocket Reduction Surgery: This is a surgical procedure used to clear the infection from the spaces (called periodontal pockets) that develop between your receding gums and tooth roots. We will clean out the bacteria from the pockets and reduce the size of the pockets, promoting the growth of healthy gum tissue.
  • Ridge Augmentation and Preservation: We perform this procedure following a tooth extraction to help preserve or recreate the natural shape of your gums and jawbone.
  • Regenerative Procedures: We can recommend regenerative procedures to restore or replace jawbone tissue that has been lost due to periodontitis.
  • Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation: This is a minimally invasive procedure used to loosen gum tissue by accessing it through a small pinhole created by dental instruments.
  • Sinus Lift: We perform this procedure to restore bone in the upper jaw to help support dental implants.
  • Bone Grafting: This surgery is used to restore or replace the jawbone to help support dental implants.

For comprehensive gum disease treatment in Quakertown, call our office at (215) 352-4195 today. We offer convenient scheduling and financing options to make our care as accessible as possible.

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