What is a gum disease?
The video below describes periodontal, or advanced, gum disease. If you have periodontal disease you need to see us right away. With our advanced gum care we can stop the disease, many times without expensive gum surgery. We then help you keep the disease under control so that you can keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Gum Disease is as scary as it sounds. When left unchecked, bacteria in your mouth will cause tooth decay, bleeding gums, bone loss, loose teeth and tooth loss. Yes, you will lose your teeth if you do not take care and work with your dentist and dental hygienist to prevent and control your oral bacteria.
Dental plaque is the loose matter that begins to stick to your teeth, both above the gums and below. Dental plaque is the harvest site for destructive mouth bacteria. Tooth plaque hardens to become calculus, or hard deposits, stuck to your teeth.
To prevent bone loss, daily plaque removal is essential. But even with the best daily home care treatments, you still need to see your dentist for professional control of the bacteria that causes bone loss.
At Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta, we have one of the most advanced and affordable non-surgical gum care facilities available today. We will help you stop your advancing periodontal disease with a deep cleaning.
To stop your progressing periodontal disease and to help teach you how to maintain your oral health at home, we utilize very advanced technology. We use the Platinum Plus Piezo Scaler with chlorhexidine and fluoride. It is a lethal anti-bacterial procedure that gets you healthy.
We also use Atridox and Arestin antimicrobial topical medicaments for direct site application. We use Laser Gum Therapy to reduce mouth bacteria and non surgically remove bad, unhealthy gum tissue.
We always complete a thorough dental oral cancer examination. We offer adjunctive oral cancer screening with Zila ViziLite Plus with T-blue. And we complete a review of the overall health of your teeth, your TMJ and your smile.
Finally, we provide you with the fastest deplaquing power toothbrush on the market. We teach you to use it daily to gently deliver chlorhexidine and fluoride to your teeth and gums. The Rotadent home care powerbrush is simply the best tool that we can put in your hands to help you control plaque and apply medicine daily.
At Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta we kill mouth bacteria and stop your bone loss. And we will teach you how to keep your teeth healthy and your smile beautiful for a lifetime.