Periodontal Disease and Treatment in King of Prussia, PA
Periodontal (gum) disease can put your teeth at risk for tooth loss, yet many adults don’t seek help for their situation until the symptoms have advanced. King of Prussia Periodontics & Dental Implants offers expert periodontal care for patients across King of Prussia and the surrounding Pennsylvania communities. Our experienced periodontists provide diagnosis and treatment for all levels of gingival and periodontal disease and will restore your smile to its ideal healthy state.
Identifying and Diagnosing Periodontal Disease
In its initial stages, the symptoms of gum disease are subtle and can be easy to dismiss. However, if treatment is not provided in these early stages, the risk of health complications rises dramatically.
We perform thorough diagnostic periodontal exams, looking for any signs of periodontal disease. These include:
- Gums that are red, swollen, or tender
- Bleeding gums
- Sensitivity to temperatures
- Pain when chewing
- Swelling in the cheek or face
- A receding gum line
- Loose teeth
- An abscess in the gums
After making a diagnosis, our team of periodontists determines the best course of treatment for your gum health. Our treatment options include the following
- Periodontal Deep Cleaning
- Root Scaling and Planing
- Pocket Reduction/Flap surgery
- Gum Grafting
- Antibiotic Treatment
- Crown Lengthening/Gum Contouring
- Caring for Your Gums Post-Treatment
Your gums will need time and special care to heal after being treated for periodontal disease. You’ll need to monitor your gums carefully and follow the instructions given to you by the periodontist. Aftercare ensures that your gums properly heal and reduces the risk of a recurring infection.
Avoid sweet or acidic foods during recovery. These encourage bacterial growth and risk reinfection. You’ll generally want to eat softer foods that require less chewing, as your gums will be tender for a few days after treatment.
Continue to brush your teeth and gums gently. Some bleeding and tenderness is common but should subside after a few days. It is typical for brushing to take longer than usual, but be very thorough to reduce the chance of a new infection. Follow up by rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash.
Periodontal Care in King of Prussia
Whether you are referred to us or are a first-time patient, the team at King of Prussia Periodontics & Dental Implants works to make every patient feel safe and welcome. We take the time to answer any questions and discuss your options carefully so that you can decide the best course for your dental health.
Contact our office and make an appointment today!