If you only focus on your teeth, you may not have your healthy smile too long. You need healthy gums as well, which is why our general dental care includes gum disease treatment in Athens, GA. Proper periodontal care is important to:
- Keep your teeth intact
- Preserve your oral health
- Fight bad breath
- Potentially reduce your risk of heart disease
Gum health is essential to a great smile and can affect your overall health as well. Our team at McRae Family Dental wants to keep your gums in good shape. Schedule an appointment with us by calling the location that is most convenient for you:
Restore Your Periodontal Health
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States, and nearly half of American adults have a periodontal problem. This helps explain why taking care of your gums is vital to your oral health. The best option is preventive care, which should include brushing, flossing, and getting dental cleanings and exams.
If you do need gum treatment, here’s what we can do:
- Scaling – This is similar to what we do during a routine cleaning, but we go deeper to remove tartar from below your gumline around the roots of your teeth.
- Root Planing – After the tartar is removed, planing will smooth the surface of the roots, which helps the gums to reattach.
- LANAP – By using our Millennium lasers, we can remove infected tissue without sutures and while preserving more of your healthy gum tissue. Our Fotona laser can treat gum disease painlessly as well.
- Perio Protect® – This noninvasive treatment uses custom trays to apply medication for fighting the bacteria that cause periodontal infections.
Seek Help For These Gum Disease Symptoms
Healthy gums feel firm and look pink. As infection sets in, your gums may look puffy or redder than usual. They might bleed when you brush or floss (particularly if you don’t floss regularly). If the infection gets worse, you may feel soreness. You may have bad breath, and your gums might recede. In time, your teeth can begin to feel loose.
Don’t lose your smile. Get gum disease treatment in Athens, GA at the first sign of a problem. Schedule a visit to McRae Family Dental. Call the office nearest to you: