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Take control of gum disease early with a tailored treatment plan from your friendly Philadelphia dentist.

Gum disease is a disorder that affects millions of Americans. At first, it may present itself as bad breath, but if left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and destabilize the jaw bone. Severe gum disease cannot be cured; however, it can be dealt with so that it does not cause more serious harm to your health and affect your outward appearance. Our offices specialize in treating gum disease while educating our patients on preventative care.

Gum Treatment Philadelphia

Bacteria in our mouth, while usually harmless, can build up over time. This build up eventually leads to plaque. Most of the time brushing, flossing, and rinsing does the trick. However, in some cases, plaque can lead to gingivitis. Gingivitis, or the inflammation of the gums, results in the swelling and bleeding of the gums. This disease can be treated with vigilant oral care at home and regular dental examinations by a professional. If the early signs of gingivitis are ignored, it can lead to a more serious condition called periodontitis; inflammation around the tooth.

What makes periodontitis so difficult to manage is that it causes the gums to retreat back from the tooth creating holes where bacteria can cause infection. Your body’s natural response is to fight this infection which then leads to the destruction of the bone and tissue that secure the tooth to the gums and jawbone. Ultimately, dentists will have to remove teeth.

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding while brushing
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Waning gums

There is a chance you have gum disease. It is important if you are a smoker to stop because this can worsen the existing problem.

David Spilkia and his team are equipped with the skills and expertise for treatment of gum disease. They educate each patient, putting fears and doubts to rest so that the patient knows exactly what to do to take part in his or her own health.

If you feel that you have the early signs of gingivitis or periodontitis, call today for an appointment.


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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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