Are your gums swollen or bleeding? If you have tender, red, swollen gums that tend to bleed easily, especially while brushing or flossing, you may have gum disease. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease; this is when the condition is still reversible. If plaque, bacteria, and debris continue to accumulate below the gum line, inflammation worsens and pockets form. Deep gum pockets that are close to the bone are hard to clean. Once stick plaque becomes hardened tartar, periodontal services are needed to stop the progression and prevent tooth and bone loss. For periodontal treatment in Kennesaw, contact us for an appointment today!
Periodontal gum disease treatment may involve a 2-step deep cleaning process or periodontal laser therapy.
Dr. Wadley performs scaling and root planing at our Kennesaw, GA dental clinic. This intense gum disease treatment removes plaque, tartar and bacteria buildup at the root. Scaling is a deep tooth cleaning to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar above and below the gum line
Dr. Wadley uses root planing to smooth out the root surface, making it easier for the gum to reattach to the tooth.
If you are told your condition requires more aggressive measures, Dr. Wadley may recommend gum surgery. The newest innovation in advanced gum surgery is laser periodontal treatment. This new dental technology replaces using a scalpel to cut soft tissue, and no stitches are needed. No cutting means a faster recovery time, less root exposure and sensitivity, and minimal bleeding compared to traditional periodontal treatment options.