Many people think that as long as their teeth are white and straight that they have a healthy smile. Unfortunately, that cannot be further from the truth. Our gums are the foundation to our smile, and if they are compromised in a negative way, the effects can be detrimental both to your smile and your body. Gum disease affects over 80 percent of Americans, and many of them are not even aware that they are suffering from this disease. Luckily, Dr. S. John Salivonchik is able to treat gum disease with gum disease therapy at his Coplay, PA dental office.
The reason why it is very important to tackle your gum disease as soon as possible is because it can affect more than just your oral health. If left to its own devices, gum disease can cause heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, bone loss, tooth loss, respiratory complications, dementia, and much more. If you are unsure if you are living with gum disease, a few symptoms include red and swollen gums, gums that are discolored, gums that bleed when you brush or floss, and gums that are sensitive to the touch.
A couple of the ways that Dr. Salivonchik is able to take care of your gum disease is through scaling and root planing. Scaling involves removing the harmful bacteria from below the gum line, making sure that whatever is attacking the health of your gums is removed. Root planing is smoothing out the rough areas on your tooth’s root that have been infected by the bacteria. We will also reinforce healthy oral care routines, such as brushing and flossing on a regular basis, in order to ensure the health of your smile. If you would like Dr. Salivonchik to help with your gum disease with gum disease therapy, contact our office today!
If you are ready to schedule your appointment with Dr. S. John Salivonchik, contact our office today! We are able to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. We look forward to being able to give you a healthier, beautiful smile at our Coplay, PA dental office. We are proud to treat patients from Whitehall, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and the surrounding communities.