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Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It affects only the gum tissue and if properly treated, it can be reversed. This bacterial infection is most often caused by plaque and tartar building up where the toothbrush and floss did not reach. Other factors that contribute to this disease includes; consuming too many sugary foods and drinks, or medical issues such as diabetes.
If left untreated, gingivitis may turn into periodontis. This is a very destructive disease stage and research shows that many Americans over age 40 have some type of gum disease. This is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. The bacteria develops in the deep pockets of the tissue, where membrane and bone support your teeth. The symptoms are often painless so the best advice is to maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist for routine check-ups.
If you experience any of the warning signs or symptoms, you may need to schedule a consultation with your dentist. The team at Briglia Dental Group is experienced and can provide you with the best treatment option for your personal situation. Give us a call at (610) 615 0160 or fill out our online form to take the first step toward correcting gum disease today.
The following symptoms are often a good indicator that you have may have, or are developing, gum disease:
You may be at risk for gum disease if you:
Your first appointment will involve a comprehensive exam so that Dr. Briglia can provide you with a treatment plan that addresses any problems. We’ll discuss your medical history, why you’ve come to our practice, and any general concerns you have. Dr. Briglia will review your past dental x-rays or take new updated digital x-rays in order to diagnose any problems that cannot be seen clinically. We’ll review your past medical and dental history, and complete a clinical examination which includes a TMJ/Jaw Joint exam, an oral cancer screening, a tooth by tooth exam, a check for periodontal gum disease, and a check for bone loss around your teeth. In addition to the services above, we will also take a series of intraoral photographs in order to have a record of your actual teeth and gums for future diagnostic and insurance purposes
If you’re a new patient, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment so that we can be sure all paperwork is completed. You can get a head start on this process by downloading our new patient form online! Once your form is completed, please keep a copy for your records and bring a copy to the office. Call us today at (610) 615 0160 with additional questions or schedule your first appointment online when you’re ready.
If you have dental x-rays that were taken within the last 12 months, we’ll ask you to call your previous dental practice to have them send us any records or x-rays they have on file. If you don’t have current x-rays, whether we’ll take new ones on your first visit really depends upon your dental history. We may recommend taking new x-rays to get a complete look at your teeth. X-rays allow us to check for bone fractures, cysts, tumors, lesions, and sinus issues.
If it’s appropriate, you may be able to have your teeth cleaned the same day as your first appointment. If we diagnosed that you have gum disease and bone loss, we’ll review treatment options with you at that time. In general, your first appointment will not include any dental treatments or cleanings. Before scheduling any treatments, Dr. Briglia will need to complete a comprehensive exam so that he can provide you with a treatment plan that addresses any problems.
Briglia Dental Group always makes treatment affordable and will never surprise you with hidden fees. Our estimates and bills are clean and detailed so you know what to expect. To receive a specific estimate of cost, please call our office at (610) 615 0160.
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