At Blankenship Family Dentistry, we know that the healthier your mouth is, the healthier the rest of your body can be. At your regular checkups, we always pay special attention to your gums. If we see any signs of disease, Dr. Blankenship or Dr. Jordan can provide non-surgical gum disease treatment in Stone Mountain to restore your gums and help you enjoy better overall health. Treating your gums will:Dr. Jeffrey Blankenship on non surgical gum disease treatment Read Transcript
Dr. B: Let me just start off with a historical view of gum disease. It wasn't very long ago that one of the major, or probably the major reason people lost their teeth was gum disease, which involved loss of bone, loss of the ligaments that attach your teeth to the bone, and it's one of those silent things that happens in your life. It doesn't hurt until it gets really bad, and by the time you realize that you have it that it's bad enough to hurt you, it's usually too late at that point to save the teeth. But the bottom line is that gum disease, if caught early, can be treated very conservatively. It doesn't require surgery, but it does require different types of cleanings and a different approach. The way that our practice approaches gum disease is when we meet a new patient, we evaluate them for everything including gum disease. So if you don't have it, that's fantastic, let's not get it.
But if you do have it, you can have a variety of different degrees of it, and our approach is to take whatever degree you have, apply the proper treatment, and get the results you want.
- Eliminate harmful bacteria at and below the gumline
- Help minimize risk of serious health problems such as heart disease and diabetes
- Improve chronic bad breath
- Help your gums look and feel better
- Protect your teeth and keep them intact
Keep your gums in good shape for a healthier you! Call us today to get healthier gums: 770-766-8995.
Bring Health Back to Your Gums With Our Expert Treatment
Just as with any dental issue, our dentists and staff take a personal approach when treating gum disease. Since we take into account your overall health, children and adults both will benefit from our one-on-one, individualized treatment.
Normal brushing and flossing at home often miss bacteria right at the gumline. Left alone, this bacteria can multiply and cause pockets of infection between your teeth roots and gums, often with no noticeable symptoms in its early stages.
Non-surgical periodontal disease treatment usually involves a process known as scaling and root planing:
- With scaling, we will deep clean your teeth and gums by gently scraping away built-up plaque, tartar, and bacteria below your gumline.
- Then we will plane, or smooth, your gums to help prevent bacteria from recollecting in this area.
Scaling and root planing combined are effective at stopping gum disease in its early and middle stages. Your gums will be healthier, so your oral health will improve, and you’ll be on your way to a healthier body.
Take steps to prevent serious health consequences! Call us today at 770-766-8995 to discuss non-surgical gum disease treatment in Stone Mountain.