Gum Disease Treatment in
Richboro, PA

Gum disease is a progressive condition that can dramatically impact the health of your teeth and gums. We offer gum disease treatment in Richboro to help all of our patients enjoy optimal oral health. Contact Addisville Dental to learn more.

Gum Disease Treatment in Richboro, PA

Gum disease, known medically as periodontal disease, can be easy to ignore at first. However, if left untreated, gum disease can attack your gum tissue, teeth and jawbones in a painful infection that can eventually lead to tooth loss. That’s why we take gum disease seriously at Addisville Dental. If you’re suffering from gum disease, call our office to schedule an appointment today.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection that attacks your sensitive gum tissue. Gum disease is a progressive condition that occurs in two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of American adults aged 30 or older have experienced some kind of gum disease in their lives. But just because gum disease is common doesn’t mean it’s not a serious health concern.

Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease. It causes redness, swelling, puffiness and bleeding in the gums. Because gingivitis presents with little to no pain, many patients don’t notice the symptoms. If diagnosed at this stage, gum disease is easily treated and reversed.

Untreated, gum disease can advance to periodontitis. At this stage, the infected gums begin to recede and separate from the teeth, creating gaps (called periodontal pockets) which fill with bacteria and pus. Over time, the infection spreads to the tooth roots, jawbones and surrounding tissues. The teeth can become loose and may have to be removed.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is most often caused by poor or inadequate oral hygiene. Without good daily care and regular cleanings, bacteria forms on the surfaces of your teeth, causing plaque and tartar. As the toxins from this bacterial plaque attack the gums, they cause infections that spread throughout the mouth.

Other health and lifestyle factors may contribute to your risk of gum disease. Smoking, age, inadequate nutrition, diabetes, stress, and hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy or menopause can also cause gum disease. If you are at increased risk of gum disease, be sure to speak to our dentist about prevention.

How is Gum Disease Treated?

Gingivitis is easily treated with good oral home care and regular professional cleanings. Our dentist may also recommend an antibacterial toothpaste or mouth rinse to help flush out the infection. If you’re experiencing periodontitis, our dental team can help restore your oral health. At Addisville Dental, we offer the following gum disease treatments:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: Also known as a deep cleaning, we perform scaling and root planing to remove the infection-causing buildups from your teeth. First, we perform scaling to clean the plaque from the surfaces of your teeth above the gum line. Next, we will remove tartar from the roots your teeth beneath the gums, smoothing the surfaces of your tooth roots. This will prevent bacteria from adhering to your teeth in the future.
  • Bone Grafting: Advanced gum disease can cause the loss of teeth as well as jawbone as the infection spreads to the bone tissue. To strengthen your jawbone, we can perform bone grafting procedures to help you regrow healthy tissue.

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Sandy P.

I recently became a patient at Addisville Dental and would highly recommend them. Everyone on staff is welcoming and go out of their way to put patients at ease. I had a procedure done and was amazed that I did not feel a thing! Dr. Sandhu took the time to explain everything to me and really cares about her patients.
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Tina K.

It’s a pleasure to go to this brand new facility. Dr. Sandhu and her entire staff are professional, current, friendly, caring, and attentive to my needs and concerns. I had been avoiding going to a dentist for several years and finally decided to go. I happened upon Dr. Sandhu’s office, walked in and got an appointment quickly. I am very glad that I did!
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Amy D.

The team at Addisvillle dental really know how to make you feel calm even when you are very afraid of being at the dentist. From the phone call , to sitting in the very comfortable brand new chairs, I knew I was in good hands. The have a great in house insurance plan, which is very comprehensive. Give them a call.
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