Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.  If left untreated, the teeth will loosen from the gum resulting in eventual loss of teeth. The main cause of this disease is bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth.

You might think that periodontal disease will only be found in adults but studies show that gingivitis (the first stage of periodontal disease) is found in children and teens.  Chronic gingivitis is found in children who exhibit swollen gum tissue, which is red and bleeds without difficulty.

Gingivitis, if not treated, can lead to aggressive periodontitis which affects young teens’ first molars and incisors.  Be aware that if your child has an advanced form of this disease, it may be an early sign of systemic disease such as diabetes. A general medical evaluation should be considered for children so that the appropriate treatment can begin.

What Our Patients Are Saying

  • Aubrey W.1/06/2022

    Love this dentist! Everyone is so nice and professional! I’ve been going here since for 24 years! They’ve always taken good care of me!

    Deb Y.12/28/2021

    I had pain in a tooth and called Wednesday morning and they told me to come right in. Dr. Reardon was very kind and thorough and explained my options. He ended up removing out an old filling and replacing it. His calm manner helped me through the drilling procedure and Sherry was great at replacing the filling. I appreciated that Dr Reardon fit me in to resolve the tooth pain. Excellent experience, even with the drilling part. Thank you! Thanks

  • Tom H.12/21/2021

    Ashley was great. She was very nice and did an excellent job cleaning my teeth. I would recommend her to everyone.

    Melissa P.12/02/2021

    Ashley is a great hygienist! She explained so well about various ways to improve my dental health. Dr. Reardon was helpful and encouraging. Great care!!

  • Joy T.11/30/2021

    I am terrified of dentist so having a tooth pulled had me very nervous. Everyone was great! Very little pain, and they were genuinely concerned about me. Thank you!

    Beth G.11/18/2021

    Got in quickly, Stephanie is kind and gentle. No pain. Dr. O’Brian very nice and also friendly. Overrall the office is clean and friendly and since I have to go to the dentist, I actually don’t mind this group. Note: I avoided going to the dentist for years because I was so afraid- now not so much. 👍

  • Colleen C.11/11/2021

    Wonderful staff and great, caring doctors! We are so fortunate to be patients of this practice.

    Just thrilled to be back on the reopening of the Downingtown office today! Everyone is always so kind and caring 😊

    Laura G.11/04/2021

    I am a New Patient needing dental work. I must say, I am completely satisfied & confident with Dr. Reardon and His Staff; especially Priscilla who goes above & beyond to assist the Patient. You can feel assured You’re at a Good Place with Reardon Dental. Thank You!!

  • Dobie G.10/27/2021

    Awesome people. Awesome service. Oh, and did I mention painless? And they do all this with a smile. 😁

    Angelica B.10/11/2021

    Great practice! I didn't even wait 3 minutes and was called right in. My hygienist was great and super sweet. All around great experience even though the dentist is not my favorite experience. Thank you Reardon for being so awesome 👌

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