October 16, 2012
Periodontal disease—which you know better as gum disease—is a common oral health condition. It’s so common, in fact, that as much as 80% of the population may have some form of it. Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bleeding gums
- Red or tender gums
- Frequent bad breath
But a lack of these symptoms doesn’t mean you’re gum disease-free. In some cases there are no symptoms, meaning there are patients who have gum disease without realizing it.
All of which makes regular visit to Horsham Dental Elements very important. During a regular visit to our Horsham or Philadelphia office, Dr. Henkel can thoroughly assess your oral health to check for signs of gum disease and a range of other common conditions.
If we find signs of gum disease, Dr. Henkel can provide effective periodontal therapy with laser dentistry. Periodontal therapy with a soft-tissue laser is more comfortable than traditional therapy with a scalpel, and is more efficient too. What’s more, therapy with a laser doesn’t require stitches and comes with a much shorter recovery time.
Why Is Treating Periodontal Disease Important?
Not treating gum disease has serious implications for your oral and overall health. On the oral health side, gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. On overall health side, medical studies have linked gum disease with a wide variety of serious health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, among others.
Schedule Your Next Visit Today!
How long has it been since your last checkup with Dr. Henkel? Call our Horsham or Philadelphia office today if you need to schedule a visit. With our comprehensive services, we can meet a wide variety of important general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs.
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October 2, 2012
When you feel embarrassed about your smile, you’re less likely to be the fun, outgoing person you want to be. But with a smile makeover using one of Dr. Henkel’s cosmetic dentistry services, you can enjoy a brighter, straighter-looking smile that will improve your self-esteem.
Our cosmetic dentistry services include:
Has a dental injury, decay, or teeth grinding caused your teeth to become broken or worn? With single-visit cosmetic bonding, Dr. Henkel can reshape your smile using a putty-like resin that can be custom-shaded to match your existing tooth color, resulting in a new smile that looks beautiful and natural.
Teeth whitening is one of the most effective and most popular cosmetic dentistry services available. And at Dr. Henkel’s Horsham and Philadelphia dental offices, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options. Both are an effective way of achieving stunning, professional results.
As another of today’s most popular and effective cosmetic dentistry services, porcelain veneers can help you make your teeth appear straighter and whiter, combining the benefits of cosmetic bonding and teeth whitening. What’s more, treatment with porcelain veneers can typically be completed in just two to three visits.
Want To Know More?
Do you want to learn more about how any one of these great services can help you improve your smile? Call Horsham Dental Elements to reserve a consultation appointment with Dr. Henkel. During your appointment, Dr. Henkel can get to know you and your smile and would be happy to recommend the treatment plan that will help you the most.
Call us today! We have offices in Horsham and Philadelphia.
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