Gum disease remains a leading cause of tooth loss for adults today and it is often highly treatable when caught early. If you notice the common signs of gum disease and have not been to the dentist recently, schedule a visit so that you can avoid permanent damage to the gums or the stability of your teeth.
Dr. McCool can provide the comprehensive dental care you need to treat the symptoms of gum disease. Our Lilburn dentist office offers a warm, caring environment in which to maintain your oral health or address dental concerns.
Do You Have Gum Disease?
The best way to determine the condition of your oral health is to come in for a routine dental exam and cleaning. Our dental care team will evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw joints. Dr. McCool has over 30 years of experience treating patients and takes the time to offer personalized treatment recommendations when necessary.
Gums that bleed: if you notice blood in the sink after brushing and flossing or signs of bleeding along the gum line, it is often an indication of gingivitis. Early-stage gum disease can typically be treated and resolved with conservative measures. We monitor the gum health of our patients when they come in for routine dental care, helping them avoid advanced disease and complications.
Changes in the bite: does your bite feel different? do any of your teeth feel loose? Gum disease can progress into periodontitis when untreated which affects the structure of the gums. Deep pockets that can form around the tooth roots enable the teeth to shift.
Receding gums: if your gums appear to be receding, allowing more of the tooth root to be visible, gum disease may be affecting your smile. Gum recession can be a progressive concern that will impact your overall dental health over time. Tooth decay, tooth sensitivity and shifting of teeth can occur if gums recede significantly.
How Can We Help?
Dr. McCool can provide personalized periodontal therapy to treat the stage and severity of your gum disease. Schedule a visit to discuss your concerns and your treatment options. Maintaining or restoring the healthy gums is important and will support both oral and overall health and wellness.