You probably know periodontal disease by its more common name: gum disease. Gum disease is one of the most common dental health issues, and unfortunately, many people who have it don’t even know. Do your gums bleed when you brush? Do you experience tenderness or redness of the gums? Does your breath smell bad? These are just some of the symptoms of gum disease, but it’s important to know that sometimes gum disease doesn’t even present any symptoms. And it's also important to know that gum disease can have serious implications for your overall health as well--it's been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. That’s why it’s so important to regularly visit Dr. Henkel for general family dentistry checkups. Now for some good news: if you discover that you do have gum disease, Horsham Dental Elements offers periodontal therapy that can reverse gum disease.
Laser Periodontal Therapy in Philadelphia
Using a soft-tissue laser, Dr. Henkel can perform your periodontal therapy procedure with greater comfort and shorter recovery time. Dr. Henkel will thoroughly assess your gum health and determine the best course of treatment for your periodontal therapy, usually involving scaling and root planing.
Untreated gum disease can progress, eventually leading to tooth loss if not taken care of in time. Gum disease can also cause more serious health complications including heart disease, so if you think you might have gum disease, don’t wait! Contact us today to learn more about the health of your gums and whether or not you might need periodontal therapy.
Experience comfortable, state-of-the-art dental care in Philadelphia, Horsham, and surrounding areas with Horsham Dental Elements. We proudly serve patients from all over Montgomery, Philadelphia, and Bucks County. Contact us today to make an appointment and discover what difference in technology, education, and experience can make in your dental care.