Finding the right solution to treat gum disease can be beneficial for your oral health as well as your overall health. Gum disease can wreak havoc on your oral health and cause advanced dental problems in the future. In advanced cases, gum disease can cause deep pockets to form on the gum line which may result in shifting teeth, and eventually tooth loss.
At Dental Distinction in Chester Springs, PA, general dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis offers complete, advanced dental care for patients with gum disease. Catching gum disease early allows patients to have a wider range of treatment options and also may minimize the chance of needing invasive treatment. If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Petkevis. Patients can contact our Chester Springs dental office or schedule an appointment online.
Signs of Gum Disease
The signs of gum disease vary from patient to patient. Some patients may experience minimal symptoms, while another patient may experience the majority of the symptoms. During your visit, Dr. Petkevis will examine your gums, you can disclose any symptoms you may be experiencing, and you can also ask any question you have regarding your oral health.
Symptoms of Gum Disease:
- Swollen or irritated gums
- Bad breath
- A toothache
- Bleeding gums
- Mouth sores
- Red, or discolored gums
- Shifting, or lose teeth
- Missing teeth
None of the symptoms listed above are an indication of a great oral health standing. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, you may need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Petkevis. Dr. Petkevis will be able to examine your smile and determine which treatment is best for you.
Treatment Options For Gum Disease
Dr. Petkevis offers a wide range of periodontal therapy services to treat patients with early and advanced stages of gum disease. Dr. Petkevis will examine your smile and determine which treatment best suits your needs.
- Scaling and root planing
- Antibacterial mouthwash
- Laser Dentistry
Depending on your needs, Dr. Perkevis may recommend one or more of these treatments to improve the health of your smile.