Erdenheim Periodontal Gum Disease Therapy

Healthy Gums. Healthy Body.

We all know that gum disease can lead to tooth loss. But it may surprise you
to learn that the bacteria associated with gum disease can cause far more serious conditions you may never have associated with your oral health, including:

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers, including pancreatic cancer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Complications controlling blood sugar levels in diabetes
  • Low birth weight babies
  • Premature birth


For superior dental care, Chesheim Dental Associates has a periodontist on staff who specializes in diagnosing, preventing and treating gum disease.


With all the serious health risks associated with periodontal disease, Chesheim
Dental Associates offers advanced periodontal therapies to treat and even reverse the disease. So advanced, these therapies help make the treatment of gum disease more comfortable and effective than ever before.

Ultrasonic Scalers

We use the Cavitron ultrasonic scaler in the treatment of periodontal disease. This state-of-the-art tool uses high frequency ultrasonic waves to clear away any pockets of bacteria below the gum line. It makes periodontal therapy more effective, more comfortable and more thorough than ever before.

Antibiotic Treatment

Following treatment with the Cavitron, we will place Arestin® – a powerful antibiotic targeted specifically at periodontal bacteria – under the gum line to continue to kill bacteria over time.

My wife had been going to Chesheim Dental Associates for years and was always urging me to go. When my dentist retired, I decided it was time to try them and none too soon! I broke my tooth and was in need of an immediate repair. Dr. Rothwell expertly repaired my tooth with excellent results. Because I had not seen a dentist in years, many of my previous repairs were failing and I was increasingly aware of my less than good looking smile. With dental problems looming in the future and feeling self conscious about my smile, Dr. Rothwell and I came up with a customized treatment plan. I’m so glad that moved forward with my plan. I cannot say enough about the exceptional care and experience I received. I should have listened to my wife years ago!

- Hugh