Harry McCool, DDS, an Atlanta area Prosthodontist and Restorative dentist, incorporates the use of the latest in dental technology to treat gum disease in his patients. Approximately 75% of adults will experience gum disease at some point in their lives. Many do not realize they have it until it is in an advanced stage and extensive treatment may be necessary to restore the gums to good health.
Signs and symptoms of Gum Disease:
- Bleeding gums or gums that are red, swollen or tender
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Receding gums (teeth may look longer)
- Deep pockets between teeth and gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Changes in the way teeth fit together upon biting down, or in the fit of dentures
Dr. McCool of Lilburn, GA educates his patients on the signs and symptoms of this “silent disease” as well as the importance of prevention. Twice yearly visits to his Atlanta area dental practice and good at-home oral hygiene practices are paramount to maintaining good oral health and preventing the onset of dental problems such as gum disease and its adverse effects. Dr. McCool and his experienced staff can alert patients to gum disease during preventive visits and recommend an appropriate treatment plan. Dr. McCool offers several treatment options for his Lilburn, GA patients, including the use of dental technology which can offer pain free procedures for gum disease. With the use of the Diode laser, Dr. McCool can target soft tissues such as the gum with little or no need for an anesthetic, allowing patients to be more comfortable and have less recovery time. For those Lilburn area dental patients with more advanced gum disease, Dr. McCool may suggest a scaling and root planing treatment using Oraqix. Oraqix is the only FDA approved needle free anesthetic for such a procedure. Contact Dr. McCool at his Lilburn, GA dental practice to schedule a consultation.