Do you have swollen, red, or bleeding gums? You may be at risk of developing periodontitis, also known as gum disease. Gum disease begins as gingivitis or gum inflammation. Patients with gingivitis need to receive immediate dental care to prevent further infection and gum disease. Gum disease can cause gum recession and even tooth loss.
Dr. Keya Patel and Dr. Paul McDonald offer periodontal disease treatment in Buckhead, GA. Removing gum infection helps to restore the health of teeth and gums.
Treating Gum Disease in Buckhead, GA
Dr. Patel and Dr. McDonald provide gum grafting, laser treatment, and scaling and root planing to help patients treat gum disease.
- Scaling and Root Planing: These treatments are used together to provide a deep clean around and beneath the gums. Scaling and root planing remove plaque and calculus, also known as tartar, beneath the gum tissues. They also prevent tooth loss by helping tooth roots reattach to the teeth.
- Gum Grafting: If you have deep gum pockets, gum grafting may be needed. During treatment, we take healthy gum tissue from another area of the mouth and place it in the needed area. Gum grafting protects the tooth roots and helps revitalize the gums.
- Periodontal Laser Treatment: Our dentists can remove diseased gum tissue using dental lasers. Laser dentistry is a painless, comfortable alternative to traditional dental surgeries that prevents gum shrinkage with minimal bleeding.
Why is Gum Health Important?
Gums provide the foundation for the tooth structure. When bacterial infection compromises your oral health, it can create deep gum pockets and gum shrinkage. Damaged gums can change the bite and put the health of teeth at risk. Gum disease not only affects patient’s oral health but also their overall health. Bacteria that irritate and inflame the gums can enter the bloodstream and affect heart health. Patients with advanced gum disease are at a greater risk of developing heart problems like cardiovascular disease, strokes, and heart attacks.
Schedule a Dental Consultation Today
Request an appointment with Dr. Patel or Dr. McDonald on our website. Call Pharr Road Dentistry for a consultation in our Buckhead, GA dental office at 404.400.7883.