Periodontal Gum Therapy for Patients with Gum Disease
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), reports that half of American adults have a form of gum disease at any given time. Patients with tender, swollen, and red gums may be dealing with the earliest stages, which is the easiest to treat. That is why our dentists and dental support team at BLUSH Dental Studio of East Point, Georgia, encourage patients to not only take care of their teeth and gums at home but visit their family dentist regularly for dental cleanings and examinations.
Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease
The diagnosis of periodontal disease happens with the help of a dentist. During an evaluation at BLUSH Dental Studio, our team will look at the gums, teeth and dental x-rays to give patients a definitive diagnosis. Our dental team will measure the pocket spaces between the gum tissues and the teeth to determine if periodontal disease is present. These pockets located between the gum tissues and the teeth can harbor bacteria that can spread and lead to further infection.
Treatment of Periodontal Disease
There are several ways in which our dental team may treat periodontal disease. There are also several stages of periodontal disease, including the initial phase known as gingivitis. A deep cleaning might be all that is needed at this point, along with increased oral hygiene habits. Alternatively, the later stages, known as periodontitis, will require advanced treatments, including scaling and root planing, antibiotics, and even gum grafting to repair the damage. Our dentists will evaluate your smile and provide you with the best course of treatment based on your unique situation.
Maintenance of Periodontal Disease
Gum disease cannot be cured however, with the help of our dentists and dental hygienists, patients can keep the infection under control and maintain better oral health with time. Patients will need to regularly visit our practice for professional cleanings and undergo any necessary further treatments to bring their smiles back to health following a periodontal disease diagnosis.
Schedule a visit to BLUSH Dental Studio today!
Patients in East Point, GA and the surrounding areas considering quality, comprehensive care in their community, can turn to the team at BLUSH Dental Studio for their compassionate and professional dental care. The practice is located at 1203 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1A, East Point, GA and can be reached by calling (404) 595-5104.
Dr. Carter is a Licensed Dentist in the State of Georgia and a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, North Georgia Dental Society, Georgia Dental Society, Hinman Dental Society, and Honorary Society of Dental Volunteers.