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Philadelphia Dentist | Philadelphia dental care | PA | Periodontal (gum) disease

Robert S. Gurmankin, DMD

(215) 624-4415

Periodontal (gum) disease
AGD Member
 

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the reversable form of gum disease caused when bacteria surrounds the teeth and enters the gums.  The gums can become irritated, inflamed and often bleed.  In order to prevent the condition from worsening, regular hygiene visits are highly recommended.  During your visit, our hygienist will teach you the proper oral hygiene protocol.


What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease is a quiet disease that begins with little or no symptoms.  It is caused by bacteria that surrounds the teeth and enters the gums.  The gums become irritated, inflamed and often bleed.  If not properly treated, the condition worsens.  The inflammation starts to affect the bone that holds your teeth.  At this point, the condition causes irreversable damage. Noticeable symptoms now appear.  They may include:

  • Bad breath
  • Gum recession
  • Swollen, irritated gums
  • Abscesses
  • Tooth pain
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth loss


Signs of Gum Diseas  deterioration of the bone due to periodontal disease

 
 
Philadelphia Dentist. Dr. Robert Gurmankin provides Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns to the following locations: Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs. Mayfair Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns in Philadelphia, Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs, Pennsylvania. Updated in 2014.
 

 

Updated in 2016.