One of the most common diseases among humans is also one of the most unrecognized diseases. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infectious disease that deteriorates and irritates the gums surrounding the teeth.
Oftentimes, this disease is painless and goes unnoticed for a long period of time if it is not treated by a professional. Here at Gwinnett Dental Implant Center, our skilled periodontists are trained and able to identify this disease in each stage of extremity while providing solutions to each.
How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?
Depending on the severity, the signs of gum disease may vary. Common symptoms include:
Bright, red, irritated gums
Loose, wobbly teeth
Pus around teeth and gums
Each of these symptoms
Stages of Gum Disease
Without proper brushing and flossing, gum disease can arise or be worsened if already present. Periodontal disease begins by neglecting to properly brush your teeth and rid them of all the plaque that has built up. Over time, the relatively easy-to-remove plaque hardens into calculus, also known as tartar, and is much more difficult to remove. This built up plaque and calculus
Gingivitis– this is the earliest and least severe stage of gum disease, usually identifiable by red, tender gums or bleeding when brushing or flossing your teeth. Luckily, the damages of gum disease can be reversed at this early of a stage with proper care and continued healthy hygiene habits.
Periodontitis– gradually worsening in damage, this stage is reached when irreversible damage to your teeth and the fibers holding them in place is done. In addition to this, receding gums to the point of shallow pockets resting at the base of your teeth may take place. Although this damage cannot be undone, measures can be taken to prevent further damage to your gums and teeth.
Advanced Periodontitis– the third and final stage of gum disease includes the total destruction of the fibers and foundational bones that support your teeth. With the deterioration of these elements, loose or shifting teeth can be common. Unfortunately, the damage at this stage cannot be undone and may require extreme dental procedures or a more commonly picked treatment option, dental implants.
Periodontists Near Me
Gum disease is extremely common and is the leading cause
Gum Disease Treatment
Depending upon the stage of gum disease, different treatment methods are recommended. In the most severe circumstances, removal of the tooth followed by the installation of dental implants tends to be the most popular treatment option. Although alternative treatment options are available under these circumstances, dental implants gain their favor due to the effective, long-lasting results. By investing in dental implants, you are guaranteed a virtually life-long treatment to tooth loss with no
Our Service Area
Here at Gwinnett Dental Implant Center, we have been happily serving customers in areas in and around Lilburn such as Norcross, Snellville, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Grayson, Tucker, and Stone Mountain. Call today to schedule an appointment today!
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Our Dental Service Area
We’re located in Lilburn, but we have happy patients that ask for a holistic dentist. Many patients come to us from all around the Lilburn area such as Snellville, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Duluth, Norcross, and Stone Mountain. Call us and let us take care of you.
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Gwinnett Dental Implant Center
320 Killian Hill Rd NW
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: (770) 921-3555