Your Next Periodontal Appointment: What You Can Expect

The Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants & Periodontics offers today’s latest treatments for oral health improvement. We are proud of our record in providing top solutions to treat gum disease, ways to address missing or damaged teeth with dental implants and corrections for “gummy smiles.”

Oral health is an important part of overall health. The longer a patient goes without preventative care or treatment in the early stages of gum disease, for instance, the more likely the disease can progress. Studies show this can lead to issues like heart disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis and much more. Yet, despite all our professional solutions and the issues associated with gum disease and tooth loss, we realize some patients may still be hesitant to book appointments due to the pandemic.

Infection Control is a Top Priority

Clinicians wear face shields over their PPE masks while using our new iQAIR extraoral suction air purification units which, when not in use, are still purifying the air throughout the office.

We want to remind you that your safety and comfort are our top concerns. We’re committed to offering our usual critical periodontal care in a safe environment. From spring of 2020, that commitment has resulted in the introduction of enhanced infection control measures that go far beyond the recommendations of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Safety First

A recent report in JADA, the Journal of the American Dental Association, covered a survey of more than 2,000 licensed, practicing U.S. dentists. The report showed less than 1% of infection. The resulting low infection rate supports the effectiveness of recommendations from top governing bodies and shows that these efforts, plus the additional infection control efforts being made among dental practitioners like us across the country, is working. We have not experienced a single transmission in our office between our patients or team members.

Enhanced Measures

If you’ve been hesitant to book an appointment, please be sure to review our infection control protocol for reassurance. We’re committed to your safety as we help you maintain dental health and achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Remember, maintaining your dental health supports your overall health. We look forward to seeing you!