At Atlanta Dentistry by Design patients throughout the Atlanta, Georgia area can get the help they need when dealing with periodontal, or gum, disease. Here, you can get the treatments you need like root planing and scaling.
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums and tissues which surround the teeth. It is frequently the result of the buildup of plaque and tartar along the gum line. This buildup occurs when the teeth are not routinely brushed and flossed. Medical issues such as diabetes and even consuming too many sugary foods or drinks can also contribute to the condition. There are two major types of periodontal disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis affects only the gums and is the preliminary stage of the disease. It is a mild form of periodontal disease, and when cared for properly it can be reversed. When the disease progresses, it reaches stage two- periodontitis. During this more destructive stage, bacteria reach deep into the pockets of tissue where bone and membrane support the teeth. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and serious health problems.
Periodontal disease is known as a “silent” disease because obvious symptoms, particularly pain, don’t frequently present themselves. Some symptoms can include:
Several different things will be taken into account when treating periodontal disease. A great deal will depend on the stage of disease and the amount of deterioration affecting the gums, supporting tissues, teeth, and bone. Treatments can include:
For more information about these procedures and your other options, contact the office to schedule a consultation with the doctor.
The cost of your treatment may vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. Dr. Freeman and his staff will discuss with you the cost of your treatment, and each of your available payment plan options, so that you are able to make the best choice for you, your smile, and your family.
Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care whenever you need it.
** Our practice accepts most major credit cards and we are familiar with most major insurance plans. **
Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork.
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