Periodontal Therapy

About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a chronic, often painless infection of the gums that gradually destroys the bony support of the teeth. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease, and the bacteria present in plaque infect the gums causing irritation and inflammation. Left untreated, periodontal disease leads to tooth loss. Studies have shown that approximately 35% of Americans are affected by some sort of periodontal disease.

The inflammation produced by long-standing gum disease may represent a health risk to the entire body. Numerous studies have shown inflamed gums are associated with increased risk of heart attack, stroke, low-birth weight, and Alzheimer’s disease

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Bacteria contained in plaque are responsible for gum disease as well as tooth decay. If not removed by daily bushing, plaque hardens into a rough, hard, porous substance known as tartar. As the tartar accumulates and infection continues to build, it travels below the gumline and down the root of the tooth, injuring the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth.


Dr. Waasdorp is a board certified specialist in periodontics. Utilizing the latest advances in periodontal therapy, we offer a wide range of comprehensive treatment aimed at arresting the disease and saving your teeth.  We now employ laser periodontal therapy to rid your mouth of disease causing bacteria in a minimally invasive, non surgical, single visit procedure.

Meet Dr. Waasdorp and Learn About the Latest Periodontal Treatments Offered by Bala Periodontics & Dental Implants

Services Offered

  • Non-surgical scaling and root planing
  • Laser Periodontal Treatment (Deep pocket therapy)
  • Local antibiotic therapy
  • Minimally invasive surgery to treat bone and gum disorders
  • Bone grafting and guided tissue regeneration to replace bone destroyed by gum disease
  • Therapy to improve the bite and occlusion


Schedule Your Consultation

Please contact us to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you may have regarding your treatment.


(610) 660-0808


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    301 East City Line Avenue Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

    (610) 660-0808

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    Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

    Updated May 6th

    Dear Patients:

    As the world has undoubtedly changed, the health of our patients and staff continues to be our number one priority.  We are again open to see patients, taking every precaution and are ready to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
    Your well-being is our top priority. New precautions and safeguards are being implemented when it comes to your visit at the office to augment our already stringent standards.
    -Staff is screened daily and temperature is taken upon entering the office.
    -Each patient is pre-screened and temperature is taken upon entering the office. Patients are also asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry.
    -We have added advanced HEPA/UV light air filtration systems to each operatory and our waiting area.
    -Appointments are staggered to comply with social distancing; patients are kindly asked to wait in their car and will be called when they are ready to be seen.  We greatly appreciate your patience with this process in advance and apologize for any wait times as we adjust to the new check-in process.

    -Staff will be wearing appropriate PPE included n95 masks and facial shields.

    For up to date information on the virus, we would like to refer you to the government website for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

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