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
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Philadelphia Dentist describes appropriate treatment for sore gums

Sore Gums Treatment Philadelphia

Poor oral health can lead to a myriad of dental problems, including the possible development of gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease can have a dramatic, negative impact on the smile and can result in the loss of bone, gum tissue, and natural teeth. In order to maintain the smile for a lifetime, patients are encouraged to maintain proper oral health habits to keep bacteria, plaque, and tartar from forming on the smile and causing unwanted problems. Without proper upkeep, patients may begin to experience problems such as persistent bad breath, bleeding while brushing and flossing, and sore gums.

For proper treatment, patients must first have an initial consultation appointment and examination with our team. At this time, we may take a series of impressions and x-rays along with an evaluation of the smile. We will check for pocket depth and signs of infection. With a proper diagnosis, we can then discuss appropriate treatment.

Treatment for periodontal disease will vary depending upon the stage it is in. Periodontal disease starts out as gingivitis. This is the point where the gums may bleed and begin to feel sore. At this point, early intervention is important to stop the disease and bring the smile back to health. A professional cleaning will often be the best way to address gingivitis, as well as antibiotic treatment if necessary. The later stages of periodontal disease may require a procedure called scaling and root planing which cleans all surfaces of the teeth above and below the gums. This is more invasive but is the necessary means of improving the smile’s health after the disease has progressed.

Dr. David Spilkia of David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is conveniently located in the Philadelphia, PA area to assist patients of all ages with their dental care needs. His state-of-the-art practice provides comprehensive care for children and adults and provides a judgment-free zone for patients who may have avoided their dentist for several years. We welcome you to our practice and can help you take the first steps in your dental health care journey with our friendly staff and comforting atmosphere.

 

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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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Dr. Spilikia is fantastic and equaled by his wonderful, friendly, talented staff. No matter what aspect you need to see a dentist for, you know you are always being treated with courtesy and in truly professional hands. Steph does such a fantastic job with my teeth cleaning with virtually no sensitivity or burning. Jamie has performed works of art during my Invisalign experience! This is not a dental team that will leave you "dreading the dentist" in any way!
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