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Receding Gums and Periodontal Disease

Receding gums

Periodontal Treatment
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Receding Gums and Periodontal Disease

Do you have sensitive gums, bleeding gums, bad breath or loose teeth? You may have periodontal disease with receding gums, a condition where the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away. As the gums recede, pockets can form between the teeth and gum line, and bacteria can build up in these gaps. This bacteria causes gum or periodontal disease, and can lead to tissue damage, bone structure damage and tooth loss.

Receding Gum Treatment

The Collegeville Gentle Dentist offers surgical and non-surgical receding gum and periodontal disease treatment. We use TwinLight™ Laser Assisted Therapy to painlessly remove diseased gum tissue and promote healing. Like LANAP® and other laser treatments, TwinLight™ laser therapy is a gentle procedure with no cutting or stitches.

Depending on the treatment needed, we also provide gum grafting, deep scaling, root planing and sealants to treat periodontal disease.

Contact us to learn more about receding gum and periodontal disease treatments.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

If you have any of these symptoms, contact our office for a consultation.

  • Frequent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth
  • Gums bleed when you brush or floss
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Pockets or gaps between teeth and gums

Collegeville Gentle Dentist gum disease treatment

What Causes Receding Gums

Some people are more susceptible to receding gums. Receding gums can be caused by genetics, periodontal disease, plaque caused by inadequate brushing and flossing, hormonal changes, smoking or a misaligned bite.

Receding Gum Prevention

To prevent receding gums, brush your teeth with a soft bristle toothbrush and floss your teeth every day. Visit the Collegeville Gentle Dentist at least twice a year for professional dental cleaning and routine examinations.

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Centrally Located in the Collegeville, Trappe PA area


16 East First Avenue
Trappe, PA 19426

Dental Services

  • Routine Care
  • Preventative Care
  • Periodontal Cleaning
  • Perio Program
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Sleep Apnea Care
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Clear Aligner Therapy
  • Traditional Bracket Therapy
  • Dental Implants
  • Minor Oral Surgery
  • TMJ and TMD Care
  • Snoring Prevention
  • CT Imaging and iCat®
  • Emergency Care
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