Bad breath, bleeding gums - Chambersbug, PA

Are You Showing Signs of Gum Disease?

Don’t Let Symptoms
Go Unchecked

Bleeding gums? Bad breath, even after using toothpaste and mouthwash? These are telltale signs of gum disease. Captured early enough, your gum disease can be reversed—even with some home remedies. Left unchecked, though, your gum disease can reach an incurable stage. Pockets form between your teeth and gums. Teeth and bone decay and fall out. You may even develop systemic health issues.

The best treatment for gum disease in Chambersburg, PA is right here. As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Rebecca Wagner specializes in gum health issues. She has the credentials and experience—nearly three decades worth—to restore and maintain your gum health. With her help you can not only avoid gum-related complications, but also the challenges and embarrassment of navigating daily life with an unhealthy, unsightly smile. You can eat and speak comfortably!

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  • Dr. Wagner Discusses Gum Disease & Systemic Disease

Indications of Gum Disease

  • Bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Gum tenderness or swelling
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Receding jawbone
  • Sensitive teeth

Proven treatment options

Unmatched in her qualifications and skills, Dr. Wagner has multiple effective ways to treat your gum disease in Chambersburg, PA.

If your gum disease is in the early stages, Dr. Wagner can treat you with scaling and root planing. During scaling, she thoroughly eradicates all signs of infection beneath your gums. For root planing, she smooths down the affected tooth roots to remove any crevices. Bacteria can hide and flourish in these small nooks; without them, you’re less likely to have the bacteria return. If she feels it’s necessary, Dr. Wagner may have you schedule ongoing deep cleaning sessions. Periodontal maintenance can keep gum disease at bay, or at least manageable, depending on the stage.

Non-Surgical Solutions

In cases of advanced gum disease, Dr. Wagner may perform osseous surgery. For this more invasive treatment she’ll usually administer oral sedation and local anesthesia. She retracts your infected gums (the reason this is also called flap surgery) to access your tooth roots and underlying bone. There she eliminates any bacterial buildup and even removes untreatable diseased tissue. If you’ve lost bone mass, she can also reestablish it with bone grafting. As the final step before closing your gums, she thoroughly sanitizes the surgical site.

Surgical Solutions

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End Bleeding
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Expert-based gum disease treatment is key.

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