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Periodontal Therapy – Bensalem, PA

Ensure Positive Gum Health
with Effective Treatments

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Gum disease is technically an infection of gum tissue, which means that without treatment, it can spread relatively quickly and cause gum sensitivity, inflammation, gum recession and even tooth loss in the most severe cases. However, there are ways to treat your gum disease if you fear that you are noticing the symptoms. Perfect Smiles of Bensalem has comprehensive gum treatments that can work to stop the infection and get your oral health back on the right track! Call our office to get scheduled for an appointment!

Why Choose Perfect Smiles of Bensalem for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Detailed Scaling and Root Planing Treatment
  • Antibiotic Therapy to Promote Faster Healing
  • Chao Pinhole Technique Available

Scaling & Root Planing

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When gum disease reaches past the point of gingivitis (the reversible stage of gum disease), a detailed cleaning and improved at-home care can usually reverse most of the symptoms. However, if plaque and bacteria has reached further underneath the gums, a deep cleaning is necessary in order to effectively treat the condition.

This is done through a two-step process known as scaling and root planing. Both of these steps work to remove plaque from teeth as well as promote healing of the gum tissue. Scaling is designed to remove plaque from areas both above and (particularly) below the gum line. Root planing is designed to smooth out the roots of teeth so they can better reattach to the gums and stop them from receding.

Antibiotic Therapy

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Following your gum therapy, it’s crucial that your gum tissue heals quickly. This way, we can finish cleaning the rest of your gum tissue as soon as possible. Gums are sensitive and need time to heal, which is why retreatments are required every three to four months. With antibiotic therapy, which is placed in the deep pockets that have formed in between your teeth as a result of the infection, we can promote faster healing and reduce the risk of your gums becoming infected again later.