gum disease


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Our dentists and team at Alpha Dental Excellence encourage you to reduce your risk of periodontal disease by visiting our office for regular dental checkups. If you or a member of your family is diagnosed with gum disease, we can treat the condition through a variety of services, depending on the needs of the individual. Please contact our office today at (215) 750-2222 if you have questions about gum disease treatment in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Philadelphia, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arpan Patel and our highly-trained dental experts.

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, the gums can eventually begin to pull away from the teeth. Untreated, periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.
If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentists and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.
The treatment for gum disease is based on your specific needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentists may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling, root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!

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