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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Preventative Care

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While our professional team is skilled at replacing missing teeth and restoring damaged teeth, it is far better to take steps to prevent the need for these types of services. 

Patient education is an essential part of helping you maintain proper oral health with brushing, flossing, and preventative treatments with the Doylestown Dental Group. We strongly encourage you to ask questions about any aspect of dental care, and no question is too small. You are always welcome to contact our office for information, but we've provided a few examples of the questions we hear most often. 

Please don't hesitate to call us if you don't see the answer to your question listed here.

Preventative Care

Close up of mouth being cleaned with dental tool | Dentist Doylestown PAPeriodontal (gum) disease can be a tricky condition to diagnose on your own because there aren't too many signs or symptoms at first. This is why preventative care in Doylestown, PA is so essential for protecting your dental health.

Gum disease is an inflammation or infection of your gums and, eventually your jawbone, both of which are the primary support system for your teeth. When your gums are not healthy, your teeth are at risk.

What Is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. If you're developing gingivitis, you might start to notice that your gums appear irritated, red, or swollen. They also might bleed when you brush your teeth. Chronic bad breath that doesn't go away after brushing or a mouth rinse can also indicate gingivitis.

Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease. If you have advanced gum disease, you might see that your gums have receded, and you could feel tenderness or discomfort when you bite or chew your food.

Advanced periodontal disease treatment in Doylestown, PA involves a treatment called scaling and root planing. This deeper cleaning removes the plaque and bacteria from below the gum line that is causing your infection.

Contact Our 18901 Office To Book Your Periodontal Consultation

Doylestown dentist, Dr. Link-Bindo, will screen you for gum disease at your routine examinations every six months. This way, she can make you aware of any concerns as early as possible so you can protect your dental health with prompt treatment. Call our Doylestown, PA dental office to schedule your periodontal treatment consultation, and let's defeat gum disease together!

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