Periodontist An Overview
Periodontics is a specialty of dentistry that primarily focus on the prevention and treatment of gum disease. Our dentists provide periodontal treatment for patients at our Buford, Georgia dentist office.
About Gum Disease
Gum disease is a wide spread problem that affects an estimated 75% of the American adult population. Studies show that the key to healthy gums is through a daily routine of brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist for professional teeth cleaning and examinations.
The leading cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease. Periodontal treatment is a conservative approach to preserving the natural tooth. Routine visits to the dentist allow your dentist to identify problems in their earliest stages and prevent future damage.
What Causes Gum Disease?
While poor oral hygiene is a primary cause of gum disease, there are a number of other contributing factors including:
- Age and genetic predisposition
- Pregnancy and hormonal changes in women
- Smoking or tobacco use
- Certain medications
- Grinding or clenching of teeth
- Poor nutrition, obesity or disease such as diabetes
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Often called a “silent disease” may people are affected by gum disease without experiencing pain or obvious symptoms. Common signs of gum disease may include:
- Red, swollen or sore gums
- Bleeding when brushing or flossing
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Pus between gums and teeth
- Sores in the mouth
- Bad breath
- Changes in the bite or fit of dentures
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Periodontist What to Expect
Periodontal Therapy Treatments
Treatment for gum disease ranges depending on your condition and how far it has progressed. Ideally, periodontal treatment is preventive. However, it is common for patients to have some signs of progressed gum disease. In these cases we may perform scaling & root planing to remove plaque and tartar from the deep pockets that form in your gums because of gum disease.
Unfortunately, in severe cases a tooth extraction may be necessary if gum disease has advanced enough. Most tooth extractions can be performed in our office.
Of course, tooth loss is a major concern surrounding gum disease. It is important to know that gum disease is also a contributing factor in a number of serious health concerns such as heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy related problems.
Schedule Your Visit With Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Prevention is the best way to combat gum disease. Contact Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Buford, Georgia to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brown or Dr. Newberry and establish a strong oral health routine.