Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue in the mouth, typically caused by poor oral hygiene and a buildup of bacteria and plaque. At the LANAP and Implant Center in Collegeville and Williamsport, PA, we can help you halt and reverse this disease. Let’s talk about the treatments we offer and the consequences of not seeking help. Please contact our team if you notice swollen, red, bleeding, or tender gums. These are all signs of gum disease that need to be treated immediately.
To treat all stages of gum disease, we offer a variety of treatment options. Many times, very mild cases of gum disease can be treated with a simple routine dental cleaning. This can be handled at any general dental office. To treat moderate or advanced cases of gum disease, we offer two options: deep cleaning or LANAP.
Deep cleaning (also called scaling and root planing) is a manual procedure designed to remove plaque buildup from underneath the gumline. This is an easy procedure that helps eliminate infection and allows the gums to heal. We can perform this procedure for moderate cases of gum disease.
For moderate to advanced gum disease, we offer LANAP laser therapy. This laser therapy is also designed to eliminate infection and help the gums return to good health. To learn more about LANAP, please visit our page on nonsurgical gum disease treatment.
Gum disease happens in a few different stages. Early gum disease may not have any symptoms at all! However, if you do experience symptoms, you will first notice bleeding and tenderness in your gums. Then, you may experience chronic bad breath and the loosening of some of your teeth. Eventually, if gum disease is allowed to run rampant in your mouth, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate and your teeth may even fall out! While we do offer great tooth replacement options, we want to help you preserve your natural smile. Get the regular dental care you need to prevent tooth loss and maintain a happy, healthy smile.
Do you need to schedule a checkup? Have you noticed some early signs of gum disease? We will be happy to help you. Simply contact our team directly to schedule an appointment. You can reach our Collegeville office at 610-228-4366 and our Williamsport office at 570-505-6908. You can also send us a message using our online contact form. Our team will be delighted to help you schedule an appropriate date and time for your visit. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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