Gum disease is an infection of the infection or inflammation of gum tissue that supports the teeth. Gum disease can result in a range of uncomfortable, and sometimes painful symptoms. However, in some cases, gum disease may not present any symptoms. Visting a trusted, experienced dentist at least twice a year can help you catch gum disease early and avoid the need for advanced treatment.
Restorative dentist Dr. Harry McCool offers a range of periodontal therapy services in Lilburn, GA to treat patients with gum disease. Dr. McCool will perform a detailed exam to check for signs of gum disease. Depending on the progression of the gum disease in your particular case, Dr. McCool may offer:
Gum Disease Treatment Options:
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Gum Surgery
- Extensive Deep Cleaning
- Antibacterial Rinse
Preventing Gum Disease
One of the best forms of dentistry is preventive dentistry. Preventing dental problems can save you from needing advanced treatment in the future. Gum disease is often caused by poor oral hygiene practices. Gum disease may also develop due to illness, hormonal changes, family history, and bad oral habits. We usually recommend that patients follow a healthy oral hygiene routine to eliminate plaque buildup and keep the teeth healthy. To combat gum disease, patients should brush their teeth twice daily, use dental floss, and rinse their teeth with an ADA approved mouthwash.
If you notice any signs of gum disease such as:
- bleeding gums
- bad breath
- pockets around the teeth
- shifting teeth
- tooth loss
- receding gum line
- red, swollen, or irritated gums
We recommend that you visit our Lilburn, GA dental office. Dr. McCool can properly examine your smile and provide the right solution to restore health back into your smile.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have noticed any symptoms of gum disease or need to schedule a preventive care visit, contact our Lilburn, GA dental office. Lilburn family dentist Dr. McCool can work with you to provide you with the treatment you need.