Are you suffering from gum disease?
Gum disease is an extremely common dental concern. As your trusted restorative dentist in Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Hedlund is here to help you take back control of your gum health. When your gums are infected, this can lead to damaging issues to your overall health. Additionally, infected gums eventually lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Esthetic Dental Solutions offers comprehensive and compassionate periodontal disease treatment in our dentist’s office. Our goal with periodontal disease treatment is to evaluate the state of your gum disease, clear your mouth of the infection, and get you back on the path to longterm dental health. If you suspect you are showing symptoms of gum disease, please schedule an appointment online.
Periodontal Disease Treatment in Alpharetta, GA
Gum disease begins as a layer of sticky plaque that hardens into tartar around your gum line. Once this plaque becomes tartar, it must be professionally removed by a trained dentist like Dr. Hedlund. If the tartar is not removed, you may need more invasive treatment to help restore the health of your gums. Here are our most frequently asked questions regarding gum disease treatment:
What is scaling and root planing?
Scaling and root planing is an in-depth cleaning of your gum line to clear it of bacteria and infection. Once the affected area has been cleaned and the tooth roots smoothed, the gums can reattach back to the teeth, lessening the depths of the pockets around them and reducing the risk of future infection.
What are the common symptoms of gum disease?
Gum disease shows up as a variety of symptoms, including:
- Inflamed red or purplish gums
- Bleeding gums (gingivitis)
- Bad breath
- Receding gums
- Pockets around teeth
- Loose teeth
Can gum disease be cured?
No. Gum disease can not be cured, but it can be managed. Our office helps patients manage their gum disease through periodontal maintenance routines. Periodontal maintenance is a routine in-office deep cleaning scheduled every 3-4 months, after completion of gum disease therapy. At these appointments, your gum line will be cleared of any buildup and scanned for signs of returning inflammation. By keeping up with this routine, we can help you manage your gum disease and achieve the longevity of a healthy, happy smile.