Treatment for Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious issue affecting millions of American dental patients. Gum disease can have severe consequences when it is not treated appropriately and early with general dentistry. Lawrenceville Family Dental Care offers effective treatment for gum disease to patients in Gwinnett County. Our comprehensive dental practice treats patients of all ages, because people can be affected by gum disease at any point in their lives. Our dentist, Dr. Ashish Patel, is highly experienced and knowledgeable in treating different types of gum disease and at their varying stages.

Gum disease starts as gingivitis, which is easily treatable with early intervention. However, if gingivitis is allowed to progress it will worsen into a serious case of periodontitis. Periodontitis has irreversible effects, and it can be one of the most damaging issues to the mouth. At Lawrenceville Family Dental Care, we offer a variety of treatments for gum disease including:

  • Anti-microbial rinses
  • Antibiotics
  • Deep cleaning
  • Root planing
  • Scaling

If you need treatment for gum disease, please contact Lawrenceville Family Dental Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel. The sooner you seek treatment for gum disease, the sooner your mouth can be restored to full health.

Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease

The number one cause for gum disease is improper oral health care. While brushing your teeth twice a day is important, flossing your teeth once a day is even more important. Floss is the only tool that can remove bacteria-laden plaque buildup from the gum line. If you are not flossing on a daily basis, your mouth is incredibly susceptible to gum disease.

Gum disease can go undetected for a short time because it typically starts out painless. In fact, many patients come in for a regular cleaning and checkup completely unaware that their gums are at risk. It is important to be able to identify the symptoms of gum disease so that you can seek immediate dental attention. The following are typical symptoms of gum disease:

  • Swollen, red, tender gums
  • Gums that bleed easily when brushing
  • Gums that recede from the teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Pus or infection surrounding the teeth or gums

These symptoms should never be ignored! Dr. Ashish Patel provides expert care to patients at Lawrenceville Family Dental Care, and we urge you to contact us as soon as possible if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease.

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