Gum Disease Treatment in Smyrna, GA
Did you know that nearly half of Americans over the age of 30 suffer from gum disease in some form? This explains why gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
The scary part about gum disease is that most of the time, the teeth and gums will not hurt until significant damage has occurred.
It is also essential to be aware of gum disease because of the connection it has to your overall health and well-being. Science has determined that there is a clear connection between the bacteria causing gum disease and that which causes non-dental conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Complications during pregnancy
Being consistent about visiting your Smyrna dentist every six months for preventive teeth cleanings and checkups is the best way to detect gum disease as early as possible when it's less complicated to treat. It also a great way to protect your overall well-being.
Do I have gum disease in Smyrna, GA?
When plaque and tartar deposits are not effectively removed, the germs can cause the gums to get weak and puffy, bleeding easily. Over time, the teeth can become loose when the bone support under the gums starts to melt away and shrink. This is known as gum disease.
Patients with gum disease may notice bleeding gums or chronic bad breath. During the new patient exam in Smyrna, GA, Dr. Ryo will carefully check the conditions of your gums to determine the type of dental cleaning you need to optimize your gum health.
If we detect gum disease early on (gingivitis), you may be able to manage or even reverse it with a thorough professional cleaning and some improvements at home when you're brushing and flossing.
Possible signs of gum disease
- Puffy or red gums
- Visible tartar buildup at the base of your gums
- Bleeding gums during flossing or brushing
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath that doesn't go away with brushing or mouthwash
If you suffer from gum disease, most of the time, we can return your gums to a healthy state by doing a special, thorough dental cleaning in Smyrna that targets tartar and plaque buildup around and underneath your gums. Our experienced and gentle dental hygienists, Julie and Kathy, can help you. To keep you comfortable, they will use a potent numbing gel that is placed around the gums as they do the cleaning.
Our dental team can often prevent gum disease from returning with regular maintenance cleanings and good oral hygiene.
Contact Hosaka Family Dental to Learn More
Dr. Hosaka, your family dentist in Smyrna, GA, wants to help you keep your teeth forever. Please call our dental office to set up your new patient exam today.