If your gums are not healthy, you can expect to have problems with your teeth, including having teeth loosen and fall out. This is just one reason why it is very important to have healthy gums. At our dental practice, The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry, our dentist in Philadelphia PA, Dr. Norman Tabas, can provide you with gum therapy to get your gums healthy again.
Our dentist in Philadelphia PA has been providing innovative and caring dental treatments to our patients more than 30 years. If our dentist sees that your gums are inflamed, or that you have mild to moderate gum disease, you will need to be treated with gum therapy. The gum treatment that you receive will depend on the type of gum problems that you are having. If our dentist sees that you have gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease, he may simply recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums return to good health. If our dentist determines that deep pockets have developed between your teeth and gums, and infection is forming in the pockets, he will most likely recommend that you have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment at our dental practice. This is like a deep cleaning for your gums which will help your gums become healthy again. During this procedure, all tartar, plaque, bacteria and food debris will be removed from the pockets that have formed between your teeth and gums. Sometimes our dentist will provide patients with local antibiotic treatment during their scaling and root planing treatment. Other times, our dentist may prescribe that the patient takes oral antibiotics after the procedure to help overcome the infection. This type of gum therapy will help the gums to heal, and prevent further damage to the gums and bone that supports the teeth. Our dentist may also recommend that you have gum therapy treatments on an ongoing basis to help keep your gums in good health.
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