Reconstruction after Periodontal Disease - Atlanta, GA

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Gum Disease’s Negative Effects

Worldwide, gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems. Many people are not aware of the presence of gum disease until it has already started to cause serious damage. The process usually starts quietly, with the gums appearing slightly swollen or reddish, and they might bleed a little bit when you brush. Most people figure that it’s normal and don’t worry too much about it.

Left unchecked, gum disease will continue to advance. Over time, it can damage the bone structure that supports your teeth, possibly leading to loose and/or missing teeth. Even worse, periodontal disease (the advanced stage of gum disease) has been linked to higher risks for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, and a host of other whole-body health problems. In fact, your risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease increases with every lost tooth! Restoring your oral health is a key component to your overall wellness, so don’t wait another day to stop gum disease in its tracks. Remember, you’re not in this alone. Our team is here to help you every step of the way back to great dental health!

Building Your Knowledge on Periodontal Disease?

If your scalp were to bleed every time you brushed your hair, you’d probably be knocking on your doctor’s door right away. For many of us, though, bleeding gums hardly seem important. Many of us are so used to red, swollen, bleeding gums that we hardly give them another thought. Believe us when we tell you: healthy gums don’t bleed!

Red, swollen, bleeding gums indicate the beginning of a potentially disastrous process. As plaque and tartar build up, your immune system kicks in, trying to kill the invading bacteria, but over time, the battle ends up harming your own gum and bone cells instead! As gum disease progresses, it can cause you to lose the bone structure that supports your teeth.

Don’t Ignore the Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease can progress in silence, and its quiet advancement can make it difficult to address in its early stages, when most patients aren’t even aware there is a problem. The good news is that in its early stages, gum disease is fully reversible. If we can catch the problem early, we may be able to prevent permanent damage.Know the early warning signs:

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Treating Periodontal Disease to Improve Your Life

Periodontal disease puts strain on your entire body, stresses your immune system, and causes painful problems with your teeth. Living with advanced gum disease can mean having trouble eating comfortably, living with the embarrassment of bad breath and missing teeth, and feeling hopeless about the state of your teeth.

With comprehensive care, we can put an end to the active periodontal disease process and start you on the road to recovery. We can stabilize salvageable teeth and replace the ones that are missing, and we can even help recover some lost bone and gum tissue!

Imagine how much better life will be when you’re not worried about losing another tooth, you can chew comfortably, and you’re happy with the way your teeth look. Rehabilitating your whole mouth would also mean less strain on your heart, blood vessels and other areas of your body. Your quality of life depends on great oral health … and we have a full range of treatment options to get you there!

Risk Factors for Advanced Gum Disease

Your risk for periodontal disease will likely increase with each of the following risk factors:

Gum Disease Treatment Rehabilitation

As no two cases of gum disease are the same, rehabilitating your dental health after periodontal disease takes a comprehensive and customized approach. The way your body responds to bacteria, plaque and tartar will be unique, so you need specialized care that suits your specific needs. That’s why we’re proud to offer a full range of therapeutic and restorative options for periodontal disease.

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Scaling and Root Planing

The first step to reversing periodontal disease is halting its progress. This means thoroughly removing the plaque, tartar and bacteria at the root of the disease. This therapeutic procedure goes far beyond your average cleaning to help kickstart your recovery.

2

Osseous Surgery

Because periodontal disease damages the bone ridge that supports your teeth, it may be necessary to rebuild some of that bone structure. This will give us a healthy base for any necessary implants or other restorations.

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Gingivectomy

Chronic swelling may cause the gums to become overgrown. This not only makes your teeth appear shorter, but also creates more areas where bacteria can (and will!) build, creating a vicious cycle. Gingivectomy refers to recontouring the gums to a healthy position, in order to prevent buildup and make it easier to keep your teeth clean.

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Treatment for Peri-Implantitis

If you already have an implant, gum disease in that area is called peri-implantitis, and it can be a huge problem. Left untreated, your implant may fail completely. Treating your gum disease is a smart way to protect your investment.

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Gingival Grafting

Periodontal disease may cause gum recession, meaning the gums appear to shrink or pull away from the teeth. To correct this problem, we may be able to graft new tissue in the area to support your teeth.

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Dental Implant Surgery

If advanced periodontal disease has caused some of your teeth to fail or fall out, we may be able to replace them with toothlike implants. This is a great treatment with a very high success rate.

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Full Mouth Dental Implants

In extreme cases, periodontal disease may cause your entire set of teeth to fail. Even if gum disease has left you toothless (edentulous), we can help. Full mouth dental implants can restore your ability to chew, speak and smile like you used to.

Never Let Finances Stand in The Way of Your Health

In order to treat the disease and restore what was lost, reconstruction after periodontal disease requires comprehensive care. At the same time, we understand that finances are a major concern for many of our patients. We don’t want budgetary constraints to keep you from accessing the quality treatment you deserve, and your health depends on your access to this care. This is why we are committed to helping you maximize your dental insurance benefits wherever possible. We can also work with you to create a payment plan and financing options that will suit your budget and get you healthy.

Don’t let gum disease go another day.

Let’s start building a plan to stop gum disease today!