COVID-19 Safety Message: Visit our practice with confidence – your safety is our top concern.
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Our practice prides itself on being one of the most trusted providers of dental health care in Philadelphia. Whether you are looking for a teeth cleaning, oral health therapy or a thorough dental exam in Philadelphia, we’d be delighted to speak with you.
Our dentists are highly experienced and are able to help you in improving your smile and protecting your dental and oral health. We are committed to helping your smile look, feel and function at its best. That’s why we provide you with a full offering of dental health care treatments and services, ranging from examinations to dental health therapies.
We even provide gum disease treatment for each stage of gum disease. If it’s been a while since you last visited a dentist, there is no need to worry. We will do everything we can to make you comfortable throughout your examination and any treatment that you may need to receive.
At your first dental exam, we will provide a complete examination of your teeth, gums and mouth. This will help our dentist to check if you have any of the following concerns that need to be addressed:
- Advanced gum disease, known as periodontal disease
- Dental decay
- Oral cancer
- Loss of bone
- Teeth grinding
One of the things that we are most proud of, is having built up long-term relationships with a number of our patients. If you are interested in learning why so many of these patients continue to utilize us as their dental health care provider, pick up the phone and schedule your first appointment with us. We guarantee that you will be impressed with the quality of care that you receive.
Why Do I Need to Have Dental Cleanings and Gum Treatments Done?
While it is important to brush and floss your teeth every day in order to maintain your dental health, you should also be aware that it is just as important to receive professional dental cleanings on a regular basis. This is because plaque, the film of bacteria that builds up on the teeth after eating and drinking, can eventually harden and turn into what is called calculus. This hardened material will then destroy the enamel of the tooth, leading to tooth decay. Receiving a professional cleaning will ensure that any build-up of calculus and plaque is removed. This includes spots that are unable to be reached via brushing or flossing.
The bacteria existing within plaque and calculus also contributes to gum disease. In its earliest stages, gum disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by red, swollen or sensitive gums that are prone to bleeding whenever a person brushes or flosses their teeth. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you most likely have gingivitis and should have it treated as soon as possible. If you do not have your gingivitis treated, it could develop into periodontal disease. This is gum disease in its advanced stages. Periodontal treatment is essential at this stage, since you are at risk for developing bone damage and extensive tooth loss. To learn more about this important treatment, call our team of friendly professionals.
What Can a Dentist Do for My Bad Breath?
If you are concerned about having chronic bad breath, you aren’t alone. It is believed that there are over 25% of adults in America living with the embarrassing condition that is medically known as halitosis. Bad breath can be caused by any number of things. Advanced dental decay, poor oral hygiene habits and even the foods you eat can contribute to it. If you have been feeling overly self-conscious about the way your breath smells, talk to one of our dentists during your dental exam. He or she will be able to prescribe you with professional cleanings, specialized treatments and at-home dental routines that can eliminate your bad breath.
Where Can I Receive an Oral Cancer Screening?
Our practice provides an oral cancer test at your first dental exam. If you are over the age of 18, we suggest that you have these essential screenings performed on a regular basis. Oral cancer rates are on the rise due to the HPV virus and tobacco use. In most cases, there aren’t any symptoms of having this life-threatening disease until it has spread to other parts of the body. Finding oral cancer in its early stages is the best way to ensure a successful treatment outcome.
No matter what your dental health care needs may be, our staff is always ready and willing to assist you.
If you would like to book your appointment for a dental exam in Philadelphia, get in touch with us. We look forward to helping you get and keep your oral health on track. Call Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania for more information.