FAQs About Our Periodontist in the Lehigh Valley
Answers to your questions about periodontal care.
Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontics in the Lehigh Valley
Learn more about our periodontist in the Lehigh Valley, by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Ann Astolfi today!
Q: HOW CAN I PREVENT PERIODONTAL DISEASE?
Maintaining good oral hygiene can reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease. Our periodontist in the Lehigh Valley, and her team can provide tips and guidance on how to properly brush and floss your teeth on your next visit. We recommend brushing at least twice a day with a soft toothbrush to prevent wearing down the gums. It is also a good idea to use dental floss to clean between your teeth, eat a balanced diet and limit snacking, and visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups.
Q: WHAT CAN I DO IF I HAVE GUM RECESSION?
Dr. Astolfi is one of the few periodontists in the area to offer gum recession treatment with a minimally invasive technique. She has extensive experience performing the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) which works to restore the gum line without incisions or surgery.
Q: WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF GUM DISEASE?
Gum disease is a progressive disease that can be reversed if it is caught in its early stages. Some of the most common signs and symptoms of gum disease are: bleeding gums, swollen gums, bad breath, and loose teeth. If you notice any of these signs, you must contact your dentist or our office immediately for an evaluation.
Q: WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dr. Astolfi may recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth permanently. They provide excellent support and stability for partial and complete dentures, and can also be placed individually to restore your smile. Dental implants boast a high success rate and also look very natural.
Q: WILL MY PROCEDURE HURT?
We do everything we can to make sure our patients enjoy a comfortable experience. In addition to numbing the area with local anesthesia, we offer several sleep dentistry solutions to help patients feel more relaxed. Talk to us about any fears or anxiety you may have about treatment so that we can provide you with a recommendation of our sedation dentistry services.