Periodontal Care Southampton, PA

Dentures Southampton, PA

Do you have swollen, bleeding gums, or suffer from bad breath? Periodontal disease — sometimes called “gum disease” — is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. That’s why we screen for symptoms of periodontitis at every checkup.

Periodontal disease is an infection that's caused by plaque biofilm along your gum tissues. If you aren't removing all of the buildups each time you brush and floss, it settles down under your gums, leading to tissue detachment and bone loss.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

  • Receding gumlines
  • Halitosis
  • Tooth mobility
  • Tartar buildup
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Swelling and redness

At your exam, we'll carefully measure multiple points around each tooth to detect gum infections as early as possible. The sooner periodontitis is treated, the healthier your smile will be in the future.

How Gum Disease Affects Your Health

Dr. Harry L. Habbel in Southampton recommends treating periodontitis as soon as it's diagnosed, because of its relationship to your overall wellness. Scientific research shows that oral biofilm can spread elsewhere into the body, making it difficult for your immune system to battle secondary infections.

Aggressive gum disease is directly linked to difficulty managing problems like diabetes, respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease, infertility, and erectile dysfunction. When periodontal infections are treated, most people experience improved health within the next 2-3 months.

Treatments for Periodontal Infections

While regular prophylactic cleanings are performed every six months for preventative purposes, they're not designed to treat active oral disease. Instead, Dr. Harry L. Habbel will prescribe a series of deep cleanings to remove the bacteria from below your gum tissues, where the disease starts.

This therapy helps prevent additional tissue destruction and bone loss, creating a clean environment where tissues can reattach to the root surfaces of your teeth. Stop tooth loss before it starts. Schedule a gum health evaluation with Dr. Habbel today.

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Dr. Harry L. Habbel and our staff are friendly, and welcoming, and will take the time to inform you of all of your options. Dr. Harry L. Habbel will make a detailed recommendation about the best choice for your oral health by customizing it to your needs. Schedule an appointment and let us transform your smile into something as beautiful as you are.


Smile Success Stories

Recent testimonials from our patients

Personable, friendly, and professional.
Normally I hate going to the dentist, as most do. It was my first visit for a consultation...a completely new experience and all. I was quickly put at ease by Dr. Habbel and his staff. Looks like I've found a new dentist for life.
~ Steve M.

My teeth and mouth feel great.
I started coming to Dr. Habbel when I was a kid and now bring my family because of his level of care and work. The staff are always friendly and make you feel like family.

~ S.

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