How can we help you?
We believe that we can provide the highest quality dentistry when our patients are an active part of the decision-making process. Answering your questions isn't just a courtesy—it gives us an opportunity to explain things to you in such a way that you feel confident about the information you're receiving and what it means to you and the direction of your oral health care. No question is too small, and the only silly question is the one that goes unasked.
We've shared a few of the questions we hear most often below. You probably have plenty of your own, though, so please don't ever hesitate to contact our West Chester dental office, and we'll find the answers you're looking for.
One of the first and most obvious symptoms of gum disease is bleeding gums. You may also see other signs that gum disease is present, like red, tender, or puffy gums.
Staying on Top of Gum Disease Signs
It's important to recognize that you have gum disease and take steps to treat it. However, one of the reasons that gum disease is so prevalent is that there are often no noticeable symptoms at all. You can see why we strongly recommend routine exams and cleanings—these basic procedures are one of the easiest ways to catch gum disease in its early stages before too much damage has been done. If we catch it soon enough, gum disease can easily be treated, removing the infection and minimizing the risk of future problems.
Gum disease doesn’t go away by itself, and you can’t prevent it just by brushing and flossing more, although that’s always a good idea! The only way to prevent gum disease or treat it when it occurs is with routine professional dental cleanings.
Professional Dental Cleanings in West Chester
Once you’ve had gum disease, you are always at risk for getting it again. Please call our West Chester office for an appointment, and we’ll be happy to perform a thorough exam and cleaning to prevent and treat gum disease.