The oral-body connection is strong. Recent studies have shown a link between patients with gum disease, and an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Dr. Brenda Paulen emphasizes the importance of gum health to all of her patients. Dr. Paulen provides gum disease screenings at all of her regular oral health exams for the benefit of her patients. Early detection of gum disease can help prevent the systemic effects associated with advanced periodontal disease.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASE
- Red or swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Loose or shifted teeth
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Persistent bad breath
- Changes in the fit of dentures
- Sores in the mouth
Our Sandy Springs, GA dentist office provides comprehensive periodontal therapy treatments for all stages of gum disease. Depending on your personal oral health, Dr. Paulen may recommend different treatments to thoroughly clean your mouth of the bacterial infection. Scaling, planning, Biolase laser therapy, and/or antibacterial rinses may be needed. Dr. Paulen will also explain each treatment with you in detail so you understand their benefit. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Paulen to learn more about gum disease and how to prevent it.