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Dentist in Philadelphia describes the process of treating Gum Disease in children

Periodontal disease is a condition that requires serious attention. Most patients can avoid the development of gum disease by maintaining their oral health and making their dental care a priority. However, when it does occur, it needs fast attention. Dr. David Spilkia is a dentist in the Philadelphia area who offers the services required for treating gum disease, and can help when it develops in either children or adults.

Treating Gum Disease in Children Philadelphia

When children and adults get gum disease, it starts out in the earlier stages as gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first point of periodontal disease and is often reversible with early intervention. At David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, patients can seek a proper diagnosis with his team and then speak about treatment options. In most gingivitis cases, the problem is not severe enough to require extensive solutions, so individuals may benefit from a professional cleaning to remove the bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the surfaces of the gums and teeth.

If gingivitis is ignored and it does not receive appropriate professional attention, other problems can occur. This includes the advancement of the condition into the later stages of periodontitis, which is when gum tissue, bone, and teeth begin to suffer the consequences of poor dental health. Patients who let their condition get to this point will often have to undergo treatment such as scaling and root planing which is a deep cleaning that cleans even the roots of the teeth.

Dr. David Spilkia and his dental team are committed to the health and wellness of patient smiles and encourage both children and adults to take good care of their smile to avoid problems such as gum disease. Treating gum disease is possible and services are available to new and existing patients at David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. If you believe you may have the beginning stages of periodontitis, or if you have children who are experiencing problems such as bleeding while brushing and flossing and redness and inflammation of the gums, contact our practice today to book a consultation appointment and evaluation to learn more about gum disease and how to control it.


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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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