September 24, 2015
The American Dental Association recommends that everyone have a dental cleaning and exam every six months. Dr. S. John Salivonchik, the Allentown dentist, agrees. So, would you like to know why regularly scheduled dental checkups are important? Well, here’s a list of the top 7 reasons for seeing Dr. Salivonchik twice each year.
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July 7, 2015
It’s never easy to decide on a new medical or dental practice. Whether you’re new in town, are looking for a new practice because your dentist retired, or you’re unhappy with your current practice for any reason, Consider visiting Dr. John Salivonchik’s convenient Allentown, PA practice today. Dr. Salivonchik offers a full range of dental health care, but his goal is to help people maintain their natural smile for life. Meeting his goal starts with preventive dentistry checkups that go beyond just the surface level examinations and cleanings. Call to schedule your checkup today.
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February 25, 2014
In our last post, we talked about how important treating gum disease is—and not just for your oral health. As we noted, gum disease raises your risk of developing a wide range of health problems, including high blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension, pancreatic cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
Some patients might be anxious about seeking care for gum disease, but gum disease therapy doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. At Dr. Salivonchik’s Coplay dental office, we use laser dentistry to help patients enjoy better oral and overall wellbeing. Aided by a diode laser, Dr. Salivonchik can comfortably remove bacteria from above and below the gum line and encourage tooth reattachment, all without the need for a scalpel or stitches. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults, but with laser dentistry, patients can preserve their oral health and enjoy more of their natural smile for longer.
A diode laser is just one of two lasers you’ll find at our Coplay office, though. A Waterlase laser can not only be used on gum tissue, it can also be used on teeth for fillings and to help with root canal therapy. Treating teeth with a Waterlase laser makes it possible for patients to get important care without the need for local anesthetic. With both of these lasers, our Coplay-area patients can enjoy excellent care that is comfortable and reduces anxiety.
Call our Coplay, PA dental office today to learn more about laser dentistry or schedule a consultation with Dr. Salivonchik. Our office is located in Lehigh Valley and serves Whitehall, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and surrounding areas. We look forward to helping you!
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January 31, 2014
When you think about the effects of gum disease, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps it’s noticing blood on your toothbrush or floss, unexplained sensitivity or even tooth loss. While it’s true that periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults, this common condition can actually impact your health in a number of other ways as well. At the office of Dr. S. John Salivonchik in Coplay, PA, we use advanced laser dentistry to protect our patients from the variety of complications associated with gum disease.
Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: The Systemic Link
When a patient suffers from untreated periodontal disease, tiny pockets form between the gum line and the teeth as gingival tissue pulls back from the surface of the enamel. Bacteria accumulate within these pockets, further deteriorating the surrounding tissue. When the bacteria from this infection leach into the blood stream, it can spread to other tissues and organs throughout the body. Some of the complications associated with untreated or poorly managed gum disease are:
- Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
- High blood pressure
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Pancreatic cancer
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Higher chance of developing coronary artery disease
Fortunately, treating periodontal disease with laser therapy can greatly reduce your risk of being affected by these and other serious medical conditions. Dr. Salivonchik will carefully assess your unique case and discuss with you the various laser dentistry solutions available to you.
Reclaiming Your Oral & General Health
If you suspect that you are affected by periodontal disease in any of its stages, contact us at our Coplay, PA office to schedule your appointment today. Dr. Salivonchik and his experienced staff of dental professionals look forward to helping you restore not only your overall oral health, but your general health as well. We proudly serve patients from throughout Lehigh Valley and the surrounding communities of Easton, The Poconos, Allentown, Bethlehem and beyond.
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February 27, 2013
In our last post we talked about the connection between gum disease and heart disease. Today we’d like to talk about one way Dr. Salivonchik is providing therapy for gum disease.
Traditionally, gum disease has been treated with basic tools. But today, dentists like Dr. Salivonchik are using dental lasers to provide more comfortable and effective treatment for gum disease. What makes it different from using traditional tools is that a laser seals at the same time as it treats damaged tissue. That reduces bleeding and results in a shorter recovery period.
Why Is Treating Gum Disease Important?
It’s been estimated that anywhere between 50-80% of the population has some form of gum disease, even if it’s only very mild. What’s more, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. But even that’s not all. As we mentioned in our last post, gum disease has been connected to health problems in other parts of the body as well.
Have you recently been diagnosed with gum disease? Dr. Salivonchik has a fast, effective, and comfortable treatment option for you to consider. Call our Coplay dental office to find out more or to reserve an appointment. We’re located in Lehigh Valley and serve patients from Coplay, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and beyond.
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