Periodontal Specialist in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania


Welcome to the Periodontal Practice of Dr. Richard Cutler

Dedicated to the well being of his patients, Dr. Cutler is a specialist at managing the treatment of gums, teeth and bones affected by periodontal diseases from mild to advanced cases. As a periodontist, he has had 3 additional years of extensive training at a university based residency program. He then continued study to effectively treat patients' Periodontal Diseases and help them replace their teeth with Dental Implants.

Most people are unaware of the condition of their gums because they may not feel any discomfort until the symptoms become severe. When left untreated, the outcome of these gum diseases can cause more than discomfort and tooth-loss. Periodontal disease has an association to other serious medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Maintaining your periodontal health will not only sustain your smile, but also support
your overall health.

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Dr. Cutler’s office provides a patient centered environment in which his friendly staff can answer all of your questions and concerns. Always abreast of the latest advances and practices, Dr. Cutler uses the most modern means of treatment to restore you to good oral health. With Dr. Cutler’s expertise and his state of the art facility in Fort Washington, PA, you can begin the path to healthy gums and maintain a confident smile.  





Periodontal Diseases

The word periodontal means "surrounding the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. It begins with plaque. Plaque is a layer of bacteria that forms on the surface of teeth. When the area of the tooth nearest the gums is not regularly cleaned, the bacteria begin to consume carbohydrates like sugar and starch.  This will produce acid that damages the teeth and create toxins that inflame the gums, and will ultimately destroy the supporting bone around your teeth.

Plaque can be removed with the proper use of a toothbrush or dental floss. Mouthwash, however will not remove plaque. When left untreated, the condition of the gums can worsen. The supporting bone begins to recede and loosens its fit around the tooth. This can lead to the loss or one of more teeth.

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Options for Treatment

For the earlier stages of periodontal desease, gingivitis, non-surgical remedies may be all that is needed. For more serious stages of periodontits or other trauma to the mouth, oral and plastic surgery may be required to rebuild lost gum and bone. 

Dental Implants can be a means for a patient to regain their ability to chew and restore a full smile. Implants are appropriate for just about anyone who has lost teeth due to Periodontal Disease, tooth decay or trauma.

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If you can’t remember the last time you have had your teeth and gums examined, then you are overdue for an appointment. Dr. Cutler can help you. Schedule a visit today.

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Symptoms of periodontal disease to be aware of include:

  • Bleeding Gums (when brushing)
  • Reddish, Swollen or Tender Gums
  • Receding Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent Bad Breath
  • Loose or Separating Teeth

To maintain your oral health, you need a certified specialist. Call the office of Dr. Richard Cutler at (215) 643-6889.


American Dental Association
Montgomery-Bucks Dental Society
Pennsylvania Society of Periodontology
Academy of Osseointegration
American Academy of Periodontology

Service Area
Fort Washington, Philadelphia, Lafayette Hill, Blue Bell, Upper Dublin, Wyndmoor, & Flourtown
Hours of Operation
Monday, 10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.  •  Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.  •  Friday, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.