Your gum care takes a joint effort between you and our amazingly dedicated dental health care team at Artistic Dentistry. First, we will help get you healthy and, then, we will show you how to stay healthy. The following videos will give you some insight into how we all work together to keep you, your gums and your teeth happy and healthy for a lifetime.
Why do I need a dental cleaning? And, why do some teeth cleanings take more time, more tooth numbing and cost more? What is a prophy? What is a debridement, a scaling and root planning or a deep cleaning? How are they the same and how are they different?
If you have bad breath, stained teeth, loose teeth, missing teeth or bleeding gums, then you probably have gingivitis or periodontal disease (gum disease). Bleeding gums are a sign of gum infection. If your gums bleed at anytime you probably have dental plaque build up. Mouth bacteria live off of the tooth plaque and lead to mouth infection, dental inflammation, gingivitis, periodontal pocketing and bone loss.
Once you have bone loss or gum recession, it will progress to more missing teeth and you can lose all your teeth.
At Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta we have the most advanced non-surgical and affordable gum care available today. Our in office gum care treats advancing cases of periodontal disease with technology like the Zila Piezo gentle scaler, the Discus Diode Dental Laser and the Rotadent home care toothbrush. We use antibacterial medicines like chlorhexidine, stannous fluoride, sodium fluoride, as Arestin and Atridrox to help you control mouth bacteria. We clean your teeth above the gums and we clean your teeth below the gums if you have hardened dental plaque or dental calculus under your gums.
Some cleanings take longer than other cleanings depending on how healthy your mouth is. Our goal is to help you create healthy, pink gums and maintain those healthy gums and beautiful smile for a lifetime.
If we have to clean under the gums we may numb your gums so that we can do a great job and not cause you any dental pain. We use fast-acting dental Novocain, no needle numbing with Oraqix, and a tooth numbing reversal called OraVerse. You can be unnumb when you get back to work or hit happy hour with your date after your deep cleaning.