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

Do Philadelphia area patients with gum disease need periodontal surgery?

Philadelphia Patients Periodontal Surgery

Conditions, such as gum disease, can cause inflammation of the mouth and affect the bone, gums, and teeth. It can also carry bacteria through the rest of the body and increase one’s risk for a number of medical problems including stroke and heart disease. Early diagnosis of gum disease is so important to control the condition and keep it from becoming worse. Dr. David Spilkia of David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry educates his patients on the signs and symptoms of gum disease so they are well aware of when they need to visit a dental professional for an assessment and possible treatment.

There are several stages of gum disease and the severity of the condition will determine the treatment option of choice. First, our dentist will provide a thorough evaluation of the smile. This includes a physical examination and x-rays to check the health of the teeth underneath the gum line. This also helps him in seeing bone loss or cavities which also may be contributing to poor oral health. Once the stage of gum disease has been diagnosed, treatment options are discussed.

Patients in the Philadelphia area are often concerned periodontal surgery may be needed for treatment of their condition. This is not always the case. Periodontal surgery is saved for the later stages of gum disease called periodontitis. This is when scaling and root planing is needed to clean not only the surfaces of the teeth, but the roots as well. Antibiotics are also used to address infection when bacteria are present. This may be directly on the area or through oral medications. After initial treatment, patients are urged to see their dentist regularly for continued examinations to monitor the progress and ensure the condition is being properly controlled. We recommend most patients come in every three months until it is determined the gum disease is thoroughly controlled.

A proper diagnosis and treatment determination can be made with the help of the team at David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Contact our practice to discuss the options available and find out if periodontal surgery is necessary to restore your dental health after the development of gum disease.

 

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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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