Gum disease is a progressive oral health concern that may negatively impact your oral health if not treated. Recent studies have shown that patients with gum disease are more prone to develop serious health concerns such as heart attack, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. Taking the right steps to improve your oral health may also help reduce your risk of developing health complications in the future.
At Proud Smiles, Dr. Brenda Paulen is dedicated to helping patients achieve their healthiest smile. Through comprehensive, patient-focused dental care, Dr. Paulen provides the right solution to meet your needs. If you have not been screened for gum disease in the last six months, visits Proud Smiles in Sandy Springs, GA. Patients can call 404.418.7734 or schedule an appointment online.
Treatment Options For Gum Disease
Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is an extensive deep cleaning of the teeth and gums. Scaling and root planing can be done during gingivitis to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth. Dr. Paulen may perform scaling and root planing one or more times to effectively clean the teeth. Scaling and root planing may also be used in coordination with other gum disease treatments for a more effective solution.
Anti Bacterial Rinses: Antibacterial rinses can be an effective solution to remove harmful bacteria from the gums. The goal is to stop gingivitis before it progresses to periodontitis. Dr. Paulen may recommend antibacterial rinses and scaling and root planing to improve your gum health.
Laser Dentistry: Laser dentistry can eliminate the need for gum surgery. Laser dentistry can be used to effectively removed infected gum tissue. With laser dentistry, patients can experience a quicker, more comfortable recovery than with traditional gum surgery. Benefits of Laser Dentistry
- Less pain & swelling
- Less bleeding & sensitivity
- Less gum tissue loss
- Shorter downtimes
- Reduced risk of infection
- Promotes natural healing of tissue
- Safe for children and adults