Periodontics Protect Your Oral & Overall Health
  • Receive care from a trained periodontist
  • Improve your smile with comfortable laser therapy
  • Get healthy pink gums with pain-free treatment

Fix Your Mouth With Gum Disease Treatment in Cumming

It’s important to have a healthy mouth, and ignoring an infection in your gums can lead to more serious problems later down the road. Gum disease can invade and affect every single organ and system of the body. It also increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. The earlier you address periodontal disease, the better it will be for your oral health and for the rest of your body. By fixing your gums with gum disease treatment in Cumming, you will:

  • Remove the source of your infection
  • Eliminated infected gum tissue
  • Fight bad breath
  • Repair your diseased gums
  • Improve your self-confidence with your healthy, beautiful smile

You can come to Inspiring Smiles for expert periodontics care for your gums as part of our general dentistry. Call 770-738-4103 today to schedule an appointment soon.

Keep Your Gums In Good Shape

Periodontal disease is more common than many people realize. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly half of adults 30 and older have some form of this disease. How an infection is treated will depend on how severe it is. Your periodontics treatment may involve one or more of the following:

  • Scaling and Root Planing — This is a deep cleaning in which we remove plaque and tartar buildup on the roots of your teeth. We then smooth the surface of the tooth so it is easier for your gums to reattach.
  • LANAP — This technique uses dental lasers to evaporate infected tissue and preserve more of your healthy tissue.
  • Antibiotics — To prevent reinfection, it may be necessary to administer antibiotics to kill any lingering harmful bacteria.
  • Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®This procedure will restore receding gums to their original position without incisions or stitching required.

We also offer dental sedation that will help you stay relaxed and pain-free.

Recognize The Signs Of Gum Problems

It’s important to be proactive about your oral health, and there are a few ways to detect the early signs of a periodontal infection. You may notice:

  • Gums that look red, swollen, or both
  • Gums that bleed when you brush and floss

In the later stages, symptoms include lingering bad breath, pain when you eat, receding gums, and loose teeth.

That’s why it’s so important to come in for professional dental cleanings and exams, so we can examine your mouth for signs of an infection. Plus, our very own Dr. Page Barden is a program-trained periodontist. He routinely treats gum problems and the supporting structures of the teeth.

Schedule your appointment today for gum disease treatment in Cumming by calling us at 770-738-4103 or schedule online.

Common Questions About Gum Disease Treatment

Is gum disease treatment painful?

Not at our office because Dr. Barden is a periodontist by training. As such, for advanced cases of periodontal disease he is certified to administer the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This innovative treatment is an incision-free and suture-free procedure, ensuring a comfortable process and faster healing time.

What causes gum disease?

Basically plaque eventually turns to tartar, a hard substance that must be removed by a dental professional. The bacteria from untreated tartar will irritate your gums and cause inflammation. Eventually, infection develops and creates periodontal pockets of bacteria. This can cause a series of problems for you, including but not limited to adult tooth loss.

How long does gum disease treatment take?

Gum disease treatment may take one or two visits depending on how severe your case is. If your treatment involves a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing), each visit will be a little longer than a normal dental cleaning. Modern treatments for more severe cases can be completed in one visit under normal conditions. Be sure to ask us about the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique when you call our Cumming, GA office.

Can I avoid gum disease?

The best way to avoid gum disease is by practicing good oral hygiene, brushing twice a day and flossing daily as well. It’s also important to visit your dentist for professional dental cleanings at least twice a year. Since smokers are more likely to get gum disease, you’ll lessen your risk if you stop smoking. If you notice any signs of gum disease, notify your dentist right away. Treating it in its early stages will enable you to avoid the tooth loss that can result from advanced gum disease.

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