Philadelphia, PA Periodontist Expert Uses Web Site to Teach the ABCs of Gum Disease

July 19, 2009 — PHILADELPHIA, PA — In an effort to aid those looking for answers, Philadelphia, PA periodontist Dr. David DiGiallorenzo has optimized his Web site to provide information about periodontitis and how it can be treated.

“The biggest part of treating periodontitis is recognizing the problem,” said Dr. DiGiallorenzo. “While gum disease develops, there is little to no discomfort. So, without proper awareness it is easy to let it go.”

On Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s Web site, there are Web pages specifically intended to inform viewers about what periodontal disease is in its various forms; the causes of periodontal disease, warning signs, treatment methods, and frequently asked questions. Without knowing what to look for, patients will never get the attention they need, said the Philadelphia, PA best periodontist.

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum tissue, which left untreated, can cause the degeneration of gum and bone matter that support the teeth. There are many causes, from genetics to bad hygiene. “There are many, many causes of gum disease,” said Dr. DiGiallorenzo. “The best defense is not being afraid to consult a periodontist, and of course good hygiene.”

Treatment varies from medication to laser treatment to nutritional therapy. “Great advancements are being made in the periodontal field,” said the Philadelphia, PA periodontist. “We can remove infected cells without damaging healthy ones. Better yet, with cutting-edge laser treatment, there is no cutting or suturing.”

When choosing from the many Philadelphia, PA periodontists out there, it is important to find a doctor who will talk about the disease and educate patients said Dr. DiGiallorenzo. “Prevention is our biggest asset. If we can educate our community, doctors will be able to take preventative measures, rather than drastic, invasive ones.”

Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s site also contains information on crown lengthening, bone grafting, tooth replacements, soft tissue grafting, and technology in the periodontal field.

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If you would like to learn more about periodontal diseases or treatment for periodontal disease, or you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. David DiGiallorenzo, please call (610) 409-6064 in Collegeville; (570) 322-4741 in Williamsport; or visit his Web site

About Dr. David Digiallorenzo

Dr. David Digiallorenzo, or “Dr. D,” graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1993 and completed a specialty in periodontics and dental implantology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

He is an associate clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Periodontics. He teaches nationally and internationally and is a regular contributor to dental literature.  He is the only the periodontist in the Delaware valley providing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.

Dr. D’s private practice in suburban Philadelphia concentrates on periodontics, dental implantology, advanced reconstructive case management and TMJ treatment. It is a unique dental spa with two full-time massage therapists that specialize in reflexology, reiki, massage, aromatherapy and homeopathy. This combination creates a relaxed, optimal healing response. Dr. D has two office locations: 184 W. Main St., Ste. 200, in Collegeville, PA; and 121 E. Fourth St. in Williamsport, PA.

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Meet Dr. D

Dr. David DiGiallorenzo received his training at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Periodontics and Periodontal Prosthesis in the early 1990s. His training included prosthodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, and advanced oral reconstructive techniques, including oral implantology.

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