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, can eventually cause the gums 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 dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.
The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and 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!
Heathy gums are an important part of keeping your entire smile healthy and beautiful. Our dentists, Dr. K. Randy Martin, Dr. Barton Kaufman and our office team can help treat and prevent the spread of gum disease with our periodontal intervention at The Family Dentist in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Schedule an appointment today.
The Family Dentist providing periodontal interventions in Lancaster, PA 17601, 1702, 17603, 17611, Lancaster County, PA: Elizabethtown, PA 17022; Akron, PA 17501; Bainbridge, PA 17502; Bart, PA17503; Bausman, PA 17504; Bird in Hand, PA 17505; Blue Ball, PA 17506; Bowmansville, PA 17507; Brownstown, PA 17508; Ninepoints, PA 17509; Christiana, PA 17509; Columbia, PA 17512; Conestoga, PA 17516; Denver, PA 1751; Drumore, PA 17518; East Earl, PA 17519; East Petersburg, PA 17520; Elmhurst, PA 17521; Ephrata, PA 17522; Gap, PA 17527; Goodville, PA 17528; Gordonville, PA 17529; Holtwood, PA 17532; Hopeland, PA 17533; Intercourse, PA 17534; Kinzers, PA 17535; Kirkwood, PA 17536; Lampeter, PA 17537; Salunga, PA 17538; Landisville, PA17538; Leola, PA 17540; Brunnerville, PA 17543; Lititz, PA 17543; Manheim, PA 17545; Marietta, PA 17547; Martindale, PA 17549; Maytown, PA 17550; Millersville, PA 17551; Florin, PA 17552; Mount Joy, PA 17552; Mountville, PA 17554; Narvon, PA 17555; New Holland, PA 17557; New Providence, PA 17560; Paradise, PA 17562; Peach Bottom, PA 17563; Penryn, PA 17564; Pequea, PA 17565; Quarryville, PA 17566; Reamstown, PA 17567; Refton, PA 17568; Reinholds, 17569; Rheems, PA 17570; Ronks, PA 17572; Silver Spring, PA 17575; Smoketown, PA 17576; Soudersburg, PA 17577; Stevens, PA 17578; Strasburg, PA 17579; Talmage, PA 17580; Terre Hill, PA 17581; Washington Boto, PA 17582; West Willow, PA 17583; Willow Street, PA 17584; Witmer, PA 17585; Neffsville, PA 17601; Roherstown, PA 17603; Lancaster, PA 17604; East Lancaster, PA 17605; Lancaster, PA 17605; Lancaster, PA 17606, Lancaster, PA 17607, Lancaster, PA 17608; Adamstown, PA 17501. York County, PA: Dillsburg, PA 17019; Airville, PA 17302; Brogue, PA 17309; Cordorus, PA 17311; Craley, PA17312; Dallastown, PA 17313; Yoe, PA 17313; Delta, PA 17314; Dover, PA 17315; York, PA 17315; East prospect, PA 17317; Emigsville, PA 17318; Etters, PA 17319; Fawn Grove, PA 17321; Felton, PA 17322; Franklintown; PA 17323; Glen Rock, PA 17327; Brodbecks, PA 17329; Glenville, PA 17329; Hanover, PA 17331; Lewisberry, PA 17339; Loganville, PA 17342; Manchester, PA 17345; Mount Wolf, PA 17347; New Freedom, PA 17349; New Park, PA 17352; Porters Sideling, PA 17354; Spring Grove, PA 17354; Railroad, PA 17355; Red Lion, PA 17356; Rossville, PA 17358; Seven Valleys, PA 17360; Shrewsbury, PA 17361; Menges Mills, PA 17362; Spring Grove, PA 17362; Stewarstown, PA 17363; Thomasville, PA 17364; Wellsville, PA 17365; Windsor, PA 17366; Wrightsville, PA 17368; York Haven, PA 17370; York New Salem, PA 17371; York, PA 17401; East York, PA 17402; Spry, PA 17402; York, PA 17402; Yorkana, PA 17402; York, PA 17403; West York, PA 17404; York, PA 17404; York, PA 17405; Hellam, PA 17406; York, PA 17406; Jacobus, PA 17407; York, PA 17407.