4700 Union Deposit Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Periodontal Therapy

Healthy Gums for Harrisburg

Prevention Starts Here

There’s more to great oral health than keeping your teeth clean. Gum disease is a prime factor in adult tooth loss in patients over the age of 35,even more than cavities and decay. If you experience any symptoms, such as bleeding, swelling, or receding gums, ask us about periodontal care. We’ll pay special attention to your gums during treatment, an offer periodontal therapy for those who show signs of gum disease.

Maintaining a healthy smile means more than just brushing and flossing every day. Your gums play an extremely vital role in your oral health. They have to be in the best shape possible to ensure your teeth are able to function at peak level. The Capitol Dental Care team uses effective periodontal (gum) therapy treatments as part of a preventive care routine that’s designed with your smile’s longevity in mind.

Getting Rid of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease also referred to as gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and affects 65 million Americans. It’s caused by bacteria found in plaque deposits that live on your teeth. Periodontal infections have been linked to diseases that occur elsewhere in the body such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and premature birth. Swollen, red gums that bleed easily or gum tissues that are receding away from your teeth are all telltale signs of gum disease. We offer advanced, powerful methods of treatment that help restore health to your gums and your teeth.

Did You Know?

Gum disease is a prime factor in adult tooth loss in patients over the age of 35, even more than cavities and decay.

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gums. At Capitol Dental Care, we provide Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy for patients that are diagnosed with periodontal disease. This program is designed to achieve and maintain maximum periodontal health.

We prescribe Arestin, an antibiotic medication, which, along with a regular hygiene schedule, can fight the plaque-causing bacteria that leads to gum disease.

Do you think your smile is too “gummy”? Want a more even smile that shows off your beautiful teeth? Our tissue recontouring treatments expose more of your tooth’s enamel, creating a better balance of gum tissue to tooth. We may add tissue recontouring as part of a periodontal plan. Just a little bit of recontouring can make a big difference in the quality of your smile..