Maintain Great Gums With Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment in Stone Mountain

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:

  • 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
  • Give you gums that look and feel better
  • Protect your teeth and keep them intact

As with any dental issue, our dentists and staff use 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.

Keep your gums in good shape for a healthier you! Call Blankenbaker Family Dentistry today at 770-766-8995 for an appointment.

Eliminate Infection for Improved Gum Health & Overall Health

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 tooth roots 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. You’ll be on your way to a healthier body!

Take steps to prevent serious health consequences. Call us today at 770-766-8995 for non-surgical gum disease treatment in Stone Mountain.

Common Questions About Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

What is gum disease treatment?

Gum disease can be treated in a variety of ways, but the most conservative method is with a deep cleaning known as scaling and root planing. This is where your dentist or hygienist removes infection caused by bacterial plaque below and around your gumline and then smooths out your tooth roots so bacteria doesn’t return.

Is gum disease treatment painful?

Your dentist hygienist will make sure that your gum disease treatment is as comfortable as possible. Before we begin any work, we’ll use a local anesthetic to completely numb the area we’re working on, and you can request oral sedation if desired. That way you’re assured of a pleasant treatment. In addition, you can ask any questions you want about your treatment, and we’ll answer them fully so you have all the information you need.

What are gum disease symptoms?

In its early stages, there are often no noticeable symptoms of gum disease. However, there are several signs of gum disease you should look out for. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, or if they’re red and puffy and sore to the touch, you may be experiencing gum disease. If any of these signs are present, we recommend you contact our office as soon as possible for an appointment.