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Gum Disease Treatment Philadelphia

We use the latest technology to gently clean and treat your gums

Gum disease treatment options

Our dental hygienist will help you protect your teeth.

At our Montgomery County office, we offer you your choice of high-tech gum disease treatment options that eliminate most forms of gum disease, gently and quickly. Preserve your oral health and prevent tooth loss with these technologies:

  • The Diode Laser Wand allows our dentist to loosen and remove plaque, tarter and bacteria, painlessly with a tiny laser.
  • The advanced PerioProtect system applies antibiotics directly to your gums.
  • Our ultrasonic wand gently removes even difficult to reach bacteria.

Dr. Siegel and his highly trained staff can examine your teeth and gums to determine the gum disease treatment plan that is right for you!

To make an appointment, please call us at

(610) 272-0828 click here.

Laser Gum Disease Therapy Is Fast And Pain-Free

The diode Laser machine is an extremely effective gum disease treatment option and allows us to treat gum disease quickly without the need for injections.

How Does the Diode Laser Work?

The diode laser is not much larger than a strand of hair, making the procedure quite comfortable.

The hygienist aims the laser between the gum tissue and teeth, where it painlessly removes and kills the bacteria that cause gum disease. The small laser is able to penetrate deeply into pockets between the gums and teeth, ensuring that bacteria has no place to hide.

Because the diode laser kills bacteria, it is also used to sterilize the gums before or during root canals, cavity treatment, and other such procedures.

Call us at 610-272-0828 to make an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.

The PerioProtect system will comfortably keep your gums bacteria-free

The Perio Protect system works similarly to teeth whitening trays. These customized trays are worn over your teeth and gums to deliver antibiotics directly to your gum pockets. You only have to wear the trays for minutes a day to keep bacteria under control and prevent gum, tooth, or bone degeneration.

Dr. Siegel is a Premier Certified Perio Protect Provider, but the benefit of the PerioProtect system is that you do most of the treatment yourself at home. You can easily apply the necessary medicine on a daily basis without having to return to our office except for monitoring your progress, which may just be at your regular semi-annual exam.

How it works

The Perio Protect treatment lets you take control of your gum treatment to get rid of painful, swollen, or bleeding gums. This is not surgery, just a patented and FDA cleared device called PerioTrays, similar to custom tooth whitening trays. We first evaluate your gums to determine the proper treatment regimen, which may include laser cleaning in addition to Perio Protect. Then we take impressions of your teeth and gums. We then send the impressions to a dental laboratory where your custom Perio Trays are constructed.

We will show you how to insert specially prescribed medications into the Perio Trays and slip them over your teeth. It’s easy—if you can squeeze a toothpaste tube, you can do this. You’ll be given instructions on how often and how long to wear your Perio Trays, which depends on the extent of your gum disease.

The patented trays force the medications deep into the infected gums and prevent your body’s natural fluid flow from washing it out too soon. This allows treatment to reach and eradicate the harmful bacteria that cause periodontal disease. No matter how severe your periodontal disease, the treatment takes only minutes per day. And you don’t have to come in to have them applied you take the trays home with you!

Call us at (610) 272-0828 to make an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.

Ultrasound Gum Treatments Provide Comfortable, Deep Gum Cleaning

To remove stubborn deposits of tartar, plaque or bacteria, Dr. Siegel and his experienced hygienist may also suggest ultrasonic scaling or “deep cleaning.”

An ultrasonic cleaner vibrates at a very high frequency and projects a tiny water jet at the tartar and plaque deposits. The combination of water flow and vibrations removes plaque, tartar and bacteria more effectively than old-fashioned methods using only hand tools. The narrow ultrasonic cleaner allows us to remove stubborn deposits and build-up beneath the gum line.

Call us at 610-272-0828 to make an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.

BioClear Lets Us Fix Black Triangles Caused by Receding Gums

One of the cosmetic effects of gum disease is receding gums. As your gums are damaged, they will retreat, often leaving spaces between your teeth. Because of the shape of these spaces, we call them “black triangles.” It’s hard to get your gums to grow back into these places once they’ve retreated, but BioClear allows us to reshape your teeth to fill in these gaps. The liquid dental bonding material flows down to the base of the tooth, filling in completely.

If you are unhappy with black triangles in your smile, please call (610) 272-0828 or click here to request an appointment online.

 

Periodontal Disease Is An Infection

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection.  In the early stages, the disease infects the gum tissue. If left untreated, the infection will progress to the bone supporting the teeth.  The end stage result is the loss of teeth.

In a healthy state, the gums around your teeth are tight, pink, do not bleed when they are gently probed, and there is little space between the gums and the teeth for bacteria to build up.

If the bacteria are not removed effectively, the first stage of gum disease is that your gums can start to bleed and may become red and swollen (gingivitis). This may not be readily visible, especially in between and around the back teeth, but the space between the gums and teeth becomes bigger. The bacteria now have somewhere to hide.

As the space (pocket) deepens, the bacteria change in nature and become more aggressive. Your body starts to fight this infection. The combination of the bacteria and your body’s response to them, leads to a loss of the bone that supports the teeth.

Medical research increasingly shows periodontal disease may be linked to an increased risk of other serious medical problems, including heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.

Do You Have Gum Disease?

If you smoke, chew tobacco, have a lack of good oral hygiene, do not see the dentist for profesional cleanings on a regular basis, have fillings that are deffective, crooked and ill-aligned teeth, and systemic diseases are contributing factors to gum disease.

Below is a list of gum disease warning signs:

  • During brushing your gums bleed
  • A gap between your gums and your teeth where the gums have pulled away
  • Bad breath or bad taste on a regular basis
  • Looseness or separation of your permanent teeth
  • A change in how your teeth fit together when you bite

If you live in the Philadelphia area and need gum treatment, call us at our Blue Bell office at (610) 272-0828 to make an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.