Why is gum disease such a concern for oral health, general health and smile esthetics? Gum disease is caused by bacterial toxins which can destroy gum tissue, bone and other structures supporting your teeth. Left untreated, gum disease can progress to the point of tooth loss, creating a host of other oral and physical concerns. Recent research also indicates a link between gum disease and systemic health problems, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes, among several others. Seeking gum disease treatment in Stone Mountain, GA, as early as possible helps minimize these effects, arresting the disease process and restoring a healthy, confident smile.
Certain oral indicators may point to the need for gum disease treatment. But in some cases, there are no obvious indications, which is why routine examinations and periodontal screenings with Dr. Hassan Moeti are crucial for maintaining a healthy smile. Contact us right away if you notice any signs or symptoms of gum disease.
Dr. Moeti has advanced skills and experience restoring periodontal health through proven gum disease treatment techniques. Dr. Moeti offers the following types of gum disease treatment at our Stone Mountain, GA, practice:
With this non-surgical gum disease treatment, we use special instruments to rid the root surfaces of plaque, tartar and bacterial accumulation. The goal of scaling and root planing is to provide a smooth root surface to which gum tissue can reattach, reduce pocket depths and improve gum health.
BIOLASE WaterLase™ technology can eliminate bacteria and an infection from beneath the gum line. This advanced gum disease treatment also stimulates the body’s natural healing response and encourages regeneration of bone in the jaw.
This traditional approach to gum disease treatment addresses areas of infection deep below the gum line. Dr. Moeti gently retracts the gums in affected areas, gaining open access to remove plaque and tartar deposits as well as smooth defects in the bone caused by bacterial toxins. Gum tissues are then sutured in place to begin the healing phase of care.
The key to maintaining a healthy mouth following gum disease treatment, periodontal maintenance programs include thorough cleanings, exams and management of bacteria. Periodontal maintenance visits occur every three to four months and replace regular hygiene cleanings. We may alternate these visits with regular cleanings when your gum disease treatment is complete.
Choosing a dentist for gum disease treatment that has advanced skill, technique and expertise in diagnosing and treating all stages of gum disease is to your advantage. Dr. Moeti’s compassionate chairside manner places you right at ease during your gum disease treatment, while our sedation dentistry services ensure a positive, relaxing experience. We provide all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your oral health and are dedicated to providing a high-quality patient experience for gum disease treatment and other procedures.