Effective general dental treatment for periodontal disease can save your teeth and protect your overall health. At Marietta Smiles, we take gum disease seriously. We help patients realize that in order for their teeth to last a lifetime, they must also take care of the structures that support them: the gums and surrounding bone. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can destroy these supporting tissues if it is not treated properly. Therefore, our dental professionals are always diligent to monitor your gum health and detect its earliest signs.
Treatment for Periodontitis
If gum disease is allowed to advance, periodontitis can result. At this stage, the gums have likely developed deep pockets. You may notice that your gums are red, swollen, bleed easily and are receding. Our Marietta practice offers a variety of periodontitis treatment methods, depending on the severity of your gum disease. Treatment can range from a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) or laser gum therapies to more advanced surgical treatments in severe cases. Regardless of what type of treatment you need, you can trust that our dental professionals are equipped to restore your smile to optimal health. We help patients avoid tooth loss whenever possible. However, if you need tooth replacement, we proudly offer the highest standard of care in dental implants.
Gum Infection Therapy
The best way to prevent a gum infection is to practice proper brushing and flossing habits at home to eradicate bacteria and plaque buildup. However, it is important to know that hardened plaque can only be removed with a professional dental cleaning. We are confident that we have the capability to treat your gum infection, but we prefer to help patients avoid dental complications in the first place. We can also explain your individual risk factors for gum disease, such as those that involve specific dietary habits, smoking or family history.
Contact Marietta Smiles today to learn more about our advanced treatment options for periodontitis. We want to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime!