Gum Disease Treatment In Suwanee
Gentle and Effective Treatment for Gum Disease
Our experienced dentists have over 40 years of experience diagnosing and treating mild to intermediate gum disease. When you come to our office, you will receive thorough treatment to rapidly and gently reduce most forms of gum disease. This will help you preserve your oral health and prevent tooth loss.
Gum Disease Affects More Than Just Your Gums
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can adversely affect your overall health. Many patients don’t realize they have gum disease until the damage is irreversible. Gum disease can increase your risk for cardiovascular disease, low birth weight or preterm babies, and can contribute to blood sugar control problems for diabetics. Additionally, gum disease causes bleeding, swollen gums and tooth loss.
We handle most cases of gum disease in our office using deep cleaning (also known as “scaling and root planing”), although more advanced cases may need to be referred to a specialist.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Some of the factors that contribute to gum disease are poor oral hygiene, not getting regular professional dental cleanings, smoking or chewing tobacco, certain medications, defective fillings, crooked teeth and systemic diseases.
Some warning signs of gum disease are:
- Gums that bleed during brushing
- Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
- Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
A healthy lifestyle, regular brushing and flossing and routine checkups at the dentist are the best way to keep your gums healthy and avoid gum disease. Deep cleaning may also be recommended.
If you suspect that you have gum disease, or if you have any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists right away.
Periodontal (Gum) Plastic Surgery
A beautiful smile includes not just the teeth, but also the lips and gums that frame your teeth. Too little gum (recession) or too much gum (a “gummy smile”) can ruin the framing and the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.
If the gum has been lost around a tooth or teeth, we can graft gum tissue to cover exposed roots, strengthen the gums and decrease root sensitivity.
If you show too much gum, we can reshape the gums with a simple surface procedure (gingivectomy) or, when necessary, use an easy procedure to reshape the surface tissue and underlying supportive tissue.
Our goal is to give you a beautiful smile and strong, healthy gums for a great overall dental picture.
Before and After Gum Recontouring and Dental Bonding
Kristeen came to our office very unhappy with her smile. Recontouring (evening out) her gums, teeth whitening and some bonding gave her the smile she desired.
See more Smile Makeovers in our Smile Gallery.
To make an appointment, call 770‑497‑9111 or click here to request an appointment online.