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Periodontal Disease Treatment in Atlanta & Lawrenceville, Georgia

Don’t let periodontal disease ruin your smile and compromise your overall health. This common yet often neglected dental issue affects millions of people worldwide, causing damage to teeth and gums that can lead to serious health problems if left untreated.

Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics is here to help. Our team of experienced dental professionals is committed to providing personalized periodontal disease treatment options that cater to your specific needs. From bleeding gums to bad breath and tooth loss, we have the expertise and technology to help you maintain healthy gums and a beautiful smile.

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What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a condition that affects the gums and the bone that supports the teeth. It is caused by the accumulation of plaque, a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva on the teeth. When plaque is not removed, it hardens into calculus (tartar), which can only be removed by a dental professional.

Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. In the early stages, it is usually painless, which is why most people don’t know they have it. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and may even increase the risk of other systemic diseases such as stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and complications during pregnancy.

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What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of periodontal disease. When plaque and tartar are not removed, they can lead to inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), which can progress to periodontitis if left untreated. Other factors that can increase the risk of periodontal disease include smoking, genetics, certain medications, and hormonal changes.

Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

It’s essential to pay attention to any signs or symptoms of periodontal disease to prevent further damage to your gums and teeth. Here are some common signs and symptoms to watch out for:

Treatment for Periodontal Disease

The treatment for periodontal disease depends on the severity of the condition. In mild cases, a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) may be sufficient to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to control bacterial infections.

In more severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to restore the health of the gums and teeth. Gum surgery, bone grafting, and tissue regeneration are some of the procedures that may be performed to repair the damage caused by periodontal disease.

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Contact Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics Today

At Milestone Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, we believe that a healthy smile is a cornerstone of a healthy life. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality periodontal disease treatment services to our patients. We know that every patient is unique, and we take the time to understand your needs and concerns so that we can provide the best possible care. Whether you’re dealing with early-stage gum disease or advanced periodontitis, our team has the expertise and technology to help you achieve optimal oral health.

Consult with our dentist today.

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