Dear valued patients:

Due to recent recommendations from the CDC and mandates from the State of Pennsylvania, our office will be closed effective immediately to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Your health, and the health of our dedicated staff matters to us, so going forward we will suspend all non-emergency care through May 31st. Patients will be seen only for urgent and emergency dental needs. If you have what you consider an emergency, please call the office and you will be directed to reach Dr. Spilkia. If you are scheduled for an appointment in the upcoming weeks, expect a call from us to reschedule that appointment.

Thank you for your understanding. Be safe and stay healthy!
Dr. Spilkia Regarding Emergency Care During Covid-19
New Patients: (267) 463-2777 | Existing Patients: (215) 624-1935
7052-56 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Located 2 Blocks from Frankford & Cottman Avenues | Directions

What is the treatment for gum infection for Philadelphia, PA area patients?

When patients are diagnosed with a gum infection, need immediate treatment to bring the smile back to health. Dr. David Spilkia of Philadelphia, PA works provides appropriate diagnosis, treatment, and even preventative care to avoid future issues.

What is a gum infection?

The infection of the gums is commonly known as gum disease or periodontal disease. This condition can cause permanent damage to the teeth, gums, and bone. Dr. David Spilkia and his team of professional believe in providing quality, comprehensive dental care to ensure patients are keeping their smile healthy. When poor oral hygiene causes the development of a gum infection, prompt treatment needs to be provided.

What treatment options are available?

The treatment for gum infections depends on the stage at which it has reached. The three most common treatments include:

  • Deep cleaning
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Antibiotics

These options are available for our patients at the practice of David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. David Spilkia will determine which is best, based on the diagnosis. The earlier stage, known as gingivitis, often responds well to a deep cleaning, while the more progressive stages may benefit from scaling and root planing and prescription antibiotics. Once the smile is brought back to health, the condition must be monitored closely. Periodontal disease cannot be cured, but it can be maintained with the help of a dental professional. Patients with gum infections may need to see their dentist every three months instead of every six.

Interested in learning more about gum disease treatment?

Contact the team of David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today by calling (267) 463-2777. His staff is here to help individuals in achieving beautiful, healthy smiles for life with a variety of treatment options. The practice is conveniently located in Philadelphia, PA at 7052-56 Frankford Avenue.

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Dr. David Spilkia - David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. David Spilkia has been attending to the dental needs of the communities of Philadelphia, PA for almost three decades and is trusted by his patients. Having started his education at The City College of New York and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1983, he practiced dentistry for a few years, before starting the David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in 1988.

Among the range of cosmetic and general dentistry procedures provided by Dr. Spilkia are restorative dentistry, dental implants, smile makeovers, and Invisalign orthodontics.
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