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 explains treatment for gum recession

Treatment for Gum Recession Philadelphia

Gum Recession Treatments in Philadelphia” Gum recession may develop for a variety of reasons. One of the most common reasons is gum disease. Gum recession occurs when gum tissue starts to pull away from teeth along the gum line, eventually exposing more roots of teeth. This may go unnoticed by the patient at first. Sometimes they may begin to experience sensitivity from the tooth root gum tissue, teeth, and even the bone structure of the patient’s mouth. This invasion of bacteria can also affect other body systems, which can cause a patient to be at greater risk for other health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease.

Regular dental checkups and cleanings will allow the hygienist and dentist to monitor a patient’s oral health in order to promptly address any issues. The best outcomes are achieved when gum disease is caught and treated in its earliest stages. Between routine visits, a patient should contact the dentist immediately to have their condition evaluated, if they notice any of the early warning signs of gum disease. Things such as red or puffy gums, or bleeding with normal brushing and flossing are often early indicators of some stage of gum disease.

David Spilkia Family & Cosmetic Dentistry treats Philadelphia patients with compassion and a commitment to helping them restore and maintain their highest level of oral health. Should gum disease develop, we can design a treatment plan for gum recession. Treatment will depend on the stage of gum disease. In some cases, a thorough professional cleaning to remove tartar buildup may deliver significant improvement. Antibiotics may be prescribed for patients if deemed to be beneficial. Advanced gum disease may be addressed with a procedure known as root scaling and planing, in which more area of affected teeth is accessed below the gum line to clean the surface of harmful buildup. We also provide patient access to a periodontist in our office, so that it is not necessary to leave our practice for advanced treatments. While helping to return patients to a healthy state, we also can assist with a surgical procedure known as gum-contouring. This is safely performed in our office, ensuring patient comfort throughout the entire process, to restore a more attractive gum line for patients.

A dental provider who assesses and treats you as a unique individual is a sign of a superior level of care. This is what you can expect as a patient of ours. Contact us today with any problems you may be experiencing. We invite you to schedule your next routine examination and cleaning, to allow us to assist you in your oral care maintenance. For exceptional preventative, restorative, and cosmetic services, the answer in Philadelphia is David Spilkia Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

 

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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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