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Don’t Disregard Your Gums

I’m sure you’re thinking, “What a surprise. My dentist wants to talk to me about my gums.” The reason that I emphasize gum health so much is because it is unavoidably connected to your overall health. Those with periodontal disease are more likely to experience diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease, just to name a few. If that isn’t enough to convince you to take care of your gums, then maybe this will: Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults! So how do you know if you’re gums are healthy and what can be done if they’re not?

Revisiting Gum Disease

The tell-tale signs of gum disease are tender, swollen gums that may bleed while brushing or flossing. Those with advanced periodontal disease may actually be able to see that they gum has pulled away from the tooth. In fact, if the connective tissue is damaged enough, they may be able to wiggle the tooth just like they did when they were losing baby teeth.

Nip It In the Bud

The best medicine for your gums is prevention. No matter what you read, flossing is not optional. If you’re in the beginning stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis, it’s not too late. But putting off treatment for even a month can throw you into periodontitis. This is yet another reason that it’s so important for you to come for semi-annual cleanings; I can spot the warning signs of gum disease well before you have any symptoms.

The Treatments

The good news is that, from the early stages to advanced periodontitis, I can treat gum disease. Treatment is necessary not only to prevent tooth loss, but to prevent the loss of bone mass in your jaw and connective tissues, as well.

If you’re hesitant to seek treatment for your gums, don’t be! In addition to non-surgical treatments such as root planing and scaling, using the Waterlase Diode Laser allows me to perform gum procedures with minimal bleeding or discomfort and an expedited healing time. In fact, most of my patients are able to eat, drink, and speak after their procedure. Dentistry has come a long way since the days of complicated, lengthy periodontal treatments; laser technology makes gum treatment more precise and comfortable than ever before.

If you have any reason to believe that you may have gum disease, call my office right away. There is no need to fear treatment, but there is a need to fear toothlessness and the associated risks of periodontal disease. I look forward to helping you have healthy gums so you can maintain that beautiful smile.

Best,

Dr. Handel

YOUR TOP-RATED & NEW FAVORITE DENTIST IN WAYNE, PENNSYLVANIA...

The folks at Wayne Dental Care are fantastic. They have a friendly staff who are always welcoming, fantastic doctors (I've been a longtime patient of Dr. Handel) that make long and tedious procedures much easier to tolerate. From cleaning to implants, this is a terrific place. They are also fantastic about dealing with emergencies. I highly recommend.

- Sarah C.
sarah c 5 star review

I have received great care here over the past 14 years, both preventative and emergency. The team is very professional and caring. Most recently, Dr. Brenner made time for me on an emergency basis to fix a broken tooth. He did a great job, and I left feeling 100 percent better than when I arrived.

- Mark C.
mark c 5 star review

I've been a patient at Wayne Dental Care for over ten years, and several of my family members are patients as well. The dental hygienists and front desk staff are terrific, friendly and helpful. I am always provided with a comprehensive written treatment plan for anything not covered by insurance, so I understand my costs. I always feel welcomed when I come in the front door!

- Heather D.
heather d 5 star review

Wayne Dental has given me the first time the best experience at a dentist office their kindness and patience is outstanding end making a patient feel they are not just a number I cannot stress enough the fact that I have never ever had a positive experience at a dental office until now they are the best.

- Leslie D.
leslie d 5 star review

Accommodated my very fluctuating schedule and paid close attention to details of recommended services. Pre-checked recommended services for coverage and priced out in advance. Also discussed claiming as much in services as possible within the calendar year in order to take advantage of my annual benefit allowance. Very Satisfied with quality of service and attention to detail.

- Josh M.
josh m 5 star review

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Our Wayne, PA Dental Office
295 Old Eagle School Rd.
Wayne, PA 19087

610.293.1227

Office Hours:
Mon. & Wed. - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tues. & Thu. - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Fri. - 8:00am - 1:00pm

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