Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

Gum Disease, an Aggressive Condition

gum disease

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an aggressive condition that can lead to rapid decline of oral health, including tooth loss. It is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 47 percent of American adults over the age of 30 are affected by some form of gum disease. This number rises to over 70 percent among adults 65 and older. The fact remains that despite such daunting statistics, gum disease is a highly preventable condition with basic, routine dental care, including visiting your dentist regularly.

Gum disease doesn’t always come with obvious warning signs—that’s why regular visits to your dentist in Thorndale are important. In most cases, however, there are signs and symptoms you can identify on your own. Pay attention to your oral health and daily dental care regimen. If you have any of the signs of gum disease, consult your dentist immediately for periodontal treatment:

Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

  • Red and swollen gums
  • Bleeding when brushing
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain while chewing
  • Consistent bad breath
  • Bad taste in the mouth that never seems to go away

Prevent and Reverse Periodontal Disease

Brush thoroughly, at least twice a day. Although brushing twice a day is recommended, brushing after every meal can better fight the tartar and bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease. Brush for at least two minutes, dividing the mouth into quarters, giving careful attention to every area of the mouth.

Brush your tongue from back to front, and use your toothbrush or a tongue scraper to remove additional bacteria.

Floss daily to loosen food debris and bacteria that can’t be reached by a toothbrush.

Rinse with antimicrobial mouthwash after brushing to get between the teeth in a way that a toothbrush cannot. Choose products that are advertised to “kill germs that cause bad breath, plaque and gingivitis” and are approved by the ADA.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

If you develop gum disease, getting periodontal treatment early can keep you from gum surgery or, even worse, losing your teeth.

Periodontal treatment is not a painless procedure. Your dental care expert will carefully scrape the tartar off the teeth and around gum line. In the early stages of periodontal disease, intensive professional cleaning, routine dental care, and close monitoring between you and your dentist can prevent further development.

However, in severe cases, your dental care team may recommend gum surgery. It is recommended that you seek a second opinion before embarking on any surgery.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Thorndale. 

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Patient Reviews
I have never had a problem, the staff are pleasant, and Dr. Miller is the best
Esther B.
Very good visit with Dr. In. He was right on schedule and had a very pleasant experience.
Richard C.
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
Frances F.
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
Staff and Dentist did an excellent job on my first visit!!!!
Gladys A.
Am comfortable and impressed with professional demeanor of the office, particularily the Dentist
Earle K.
Great experience overall. Staff were very patient with me.
Anonymous
My wait in the waiting area was longer than I anticipated. Arrived on time thinking I would be taken immediately, because I don't like dentists plus […]
Anonymous
I really enjoyed the visits I have had already very friendly staff for the most part and my dentist was great I just hated the amount of pain I was […]
Brooke B.
Very friendly, nice staff and great dental work
Janice B.
The receptionist, hygienist and doctor were all very pleasant. I had to wait about half an hour, but that was because I was a walk-in. Overall, […]
Anonymous
Staff was very proficient with what needed to be done.My problem was explained so that I could understand what was needed to be done
Rodney D.
Dr In is very pleasant and all the techs and receptionist are very helpfull.
Elaine M.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
The visit went well
James T.
I was very pleased with the service. The receptionist was wonderful and really well informed. I literally had no wait time upon arriving about 15 […]
Anonymous
dentist handled in prof and compassionate manner
Earle K.
I think the girls were very friendly and easy to talk to. The dentist was super sweet and gentle. I didnt feel a thing well until the novacaine wore […]
Diana M.
Gentle Dental did a great job as always. Nice people.
Karl F.
Got in and out right away. Dr. Inn's service is one of excellence. Very trustworthy.
Anonymous
I am very pleased with service and treatment I get at Gentle Dental, they are very courteous and don't leave you waiting for your appointment.
Robert E.
Receptionist needs to be aware of appointment times of the patients and let the staff know when the pt. arrives and not pick and choose who's chart […]
Anonymous
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Helene R.
I will be recommending Gentle Dental to everyone I know. All employees are very nice and professional. There was very little wait time and the […]
Anonymous
Everyone at Gentle Dental are great people, very helpful and understanding, and I thank them for everything.
David H.
In fact I really like the way Lori cleaned my teeth. She did a wonderful job. I will definitely recommend gentle dental Thorndale to friends and […]
William L.
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
Everyone provided excellent customer service and the wait time was short.....I loved that!
Melanie R.
I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
Lawrence P.
Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
Tony E.
Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
Anonymous
Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
Sharon M.
I am grateful for the Kind & Gentle treatment I have received. Very efficient Dentist & staff.
Diana P.
So far, it's been really good
Theresa G.
T Thank you my daughter had to have two teeth filled For the first time! Great experiance Thank you Joanne
Jessica F.
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
Everyone and everything at Gentle Dental Thorndale was great. I am very well pleased with the work that was done.The DOCTOR was excellent. I have a […]
Letica W.
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
The service was great as well as the professionalism! In my case i had full dentures made. Unfortunately there is not a lab on site,this made my […]
Robert E.
I was very pleased with the work done on my teeth. Thank you good job!
Brenda H.
Front desk girl always knows my name :-) everyone is so nice and everything is quick and easy!
Brooke B.
dental hygienist was great. i believe name is erin. put me at ease enough to get the job done..and that is not an easy thing to do...
Barbara P.
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
The office staff is quick and efficient. I'm always seen in a timely manner and Dr. is always caring and careful to explain everything and answer all […]
Kaylene H.
Fast painless and very affordable.
Neil C.
Great experience. Lori did an excellent jod cleaning my teeth! !
Gladys A.
Staff was curtious and helpful. Everything was explained to me and I was told what to expect.
Arthur A.
I would recommend anyone to your office, from the doctor to the hole staff you guys are great the most important thing to me is everyone is so […]
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William L.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (610) 590-1798
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