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Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention for Scranton-Area Patients

Goeringer Family Dentistry Treats Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis

For the last 40 years, Goeringer Family Dentistry has treated gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, and gingivitis. The difference is that gingivitis is gum inflammation, which is caused by plaque buildup. This causes gums to become sore and bloody, and leads to periodontal disease when left untreated. If you believe you have gingivitis or gum disease, call Goeringer Family Dentistry at (570) 675-3646 for an appointment. We accept patients in Scranton, PA; Shavertown, PA; Dallas, PA; and the surrounding areas.

Get to Know the Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

At first, you may not notice that there is a problem with your gums. Some of the common signs that you may have gum disease include:

Bloody Gums While Brushing Teeth
Red or Swollen Gums
Loose/Shifting Teeth

Pockets Between Teeth and Gums
Bad Breath or Bad Taste
Receding Gums

If you notice any of the mentioned signs, make an appointment with Goeringer Family Dentistry in Dallas, PA. Dr. Goeringer will perform a dental exam, and go over treatment options with you when necessary. Depending on the severity of the gum disease, treatment can be different for everyone.

Learn About Gum Disease Prevention in Scranton, PA

For some people, gum disease is inevitable because of genetics or hormonal imbalances. For others, gum disease can be avoided by having regular teeth cleaning and practicing general dental hygiene. Gum disease is mainly caused by plaque buildup, and the best way to eliminate it is to have a professional cleaning done twice a year. Goeringer Family Dentistry offers general dentistry, including teeth cleaning, root canals, fillings, and more. By keeping up with these general dentistry practices, and taking care of your oral health, you can work to prevent gum disease. Other ways include not smoking, eating healthy, and avoiding teeth grinding.

Goeringer Family Dentistry accepts patients in Scranton, PA, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for an appointment for a cleaning, or for a complete dental exam.