Non-Surgical Gum Therapy Bethlehem PA | Gum Disease, Gingivitis, Periodontitis

Do your gum tissues ever bleed when you brush your teeth? If so, it's possible you may be suffering from some form of gum disease. 

 

Gum disease is an extremely common oral complication that many people face. During its early stages, your gums may become tender, sensitive or even bleed when you brush your teeth or floss. This stage is known as gingivitis.

if gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance into realm of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is much more serious and can harm your gums more permanently, as well as your jawbone tissues. Symptoms can include excessive gum recession, heavy decay and tooth loss. 

 

Charles G. Wolfe D.D.S. recommends the application of non-surgical gum therapy to treat  and reverse gum diseases. Non-surgical gum therapy involves using a number of methods, such as curettage, root planing and localized medication to treat the infected gum and dental tissues. If necessary, for advanced periodontitis, a dentist may refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist), who can surgically remove your gum tissues and allow for proper healing to take place. Contact us today for more information. Our dental office is located in Bethlehem, PA.