Periodontal Treatment for Gum Disease
We take your gum health seriously. After all, your gums are the support system of your smile and the foundation of your oral health. When these soft tissues get infected or diseased, the health of your body is at risk. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and premature births. Advanced periodontal disease is also the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. While the statistics for untreated gum disease are dismal, you can trust that East Cobb Premier Dental is highly skilled at diagnosing and reversing this serious oral health condition. We offer advanced therapies for all stages of gum disease, ranging from gingivitis to periodontitis. Our team always promotes early detection and early general dentistry treatment for the most successful results.
Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease
Poor oral hygiene is one of the most common causes of gum disease. When plaque and bacteria are allowed to accumulate along the gum line and tooth roots, the
gums become irritated or inflamed. This is known as the first stage of gum disease, or gingivitis. Left untreated, the plaque can harden and an infection is triggered within the soft tissues. At this stage, the gums may start to recede and pull away from the tooth roots. This causes deep pockets of gum tissue to form, which can harbor additional bacteria. At its most advanced stages, gum disease attacks the surrounding bone and compromises the stability of the teeth.
Considering the alarming progression of gum disease, it is critical that patients are aware of its early symptoms. Dr. Ebeling and team are careful to educate patients on the following warning signs of gum disease so that they can receive the most conservative and successful treatment possible:
- Receding gums or deep pocket depth
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
- Loose teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Changes in your bite
Our East Cobb office offers a full menu of gum disease treatments, ranging from deep cleanings using ultrasonic scaling to laser gum therapy to reverse more advanced stages. If gum disease has caused you to lose one or more teeth, we also offer dental implants and other restorative solutions. Regardless of the severity of your gum disease, you can depend on comfortable, patient-centered care with us. We take extra measures to deliver state-of-the-art treatments while keeping you relaxed at every step.
If you are concerned about the conditions of your gums, contact East Cobb Premier Dental today to schedule your consult. We welcome the opportunity to care for your gums and help you avoid serious consequences to your smile and overall health.