Gum Disease Treatment - Fayetteville, GA
Keep Gum Disease from Causing
Permanent Damage to Your Smile and Your Health!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in the nation and is said to impact one out of every two adults. At Sparking Smiles Fayetteville, our goal is to stop the progression of this disease in its tracks and preserve your smile. We offer several different advanced gum disease therapy options to do just that. If you’ve noticed that your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth or your teeth are beginning to look longer, please contact our dental office for an examination and gum disease treatment in Fayetteville, GA.
Why Choose Sparking Smiles Fayetteville for Gum Disease Treatment?
- Father-Daughter Dental Team
- Dentistry with a Focus on Overall Health & Education
- Intraoral Cameras for Precise Diagnoses
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a two-step process that is great for patients who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of gum disease. During the first part, we’ll clear all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, as far down as the pockets of your gums. Then, we’ll remove any hardened tartar and bacteria deposits from the roots of your teeth to smooth them out. This will allow your gum tissue to healthily reattach and provide this vulnerable area with protection.
For our patients who are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, commonly called periodontitis, we also offer a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment called Perio Protect. This treatment utilizes custom trays with a prescribed medication that effectively treats gum disease. The trays are specifically designed to allow this medication to target infection deep below the gum line. This non-invasive treatment reduces the need for surgical intervention and allows you to continuously treat gum disease from the comfort of your own home.
In addition to LANAP or scaling and root planing, we may also suggest antibiotic therapy. This is a simple treatment that aids your body in fighting off harmful oral bacteria that have overrun your mouth. We use Arestin antibiotics, which are small microspheres that we’ll place in the pockets of your gums, where the infection is located, to target the area. Over the course of weeks, these will dissolve on their own, so there’s no need to worry about taking pills or having to remember to rinse your mouth with an antibiotic mouthwash.
The Link Between Dental Care & Heart Disease
Numerous studies show that people with gum disease tend to suffer from much higher rates of cardiovascular problems compared to the general population. It’s believed that the bacteria responsible for gum disease actually has the ability to enter the bloodstream, travel to the heart, and cause inflammation that can drastically increase someone’s risk of heart attack and stroke. So, by attending regular checkups and getting treatment at the earliest indications of gum disease, you can protect both your smile and your body from much bigger issues in the future!