Were you aware that gum disease affects over 64,000,000 Americans? Were you also aware that gum disease is completely avoidable? At Athens Oconee Dentistry we understand how big of an impact gum disease can have on your smile, gums, oral health and even general health and are proud to offer periodontal evaluations and gum disease treatment in Watkinsville, GA for our patients that are suffering from the condition and are interested in managing their symptoms and preventing the condition from getting any worse. Not sure if you or a loved one are experiencing gum disease? Athens Oconee Dentistry would be happy to provide an evaluation, schedule an appointment with us today!
Gum disease is a common oral condition that is typically caused by a lack of proper dental care and poor oral hygiene. As bacteria, plaque and tartar build up in the mouth, it actually causes the gums to become infected and inflamed, leading to gingivitis (the first and only curable stage of periodontal gum disease). As the condition remains untreated, the damage to the gums and supporting structures in the mouth becomes more severe and permanent. As gum disease progresses, the gums recede, pockets form around the teeth, and the teeth eventually become loose and start to shift around. Ultimately, tooth loss is quite common in untreated gum disease.
As mentioned above, left untreated, gum disease can become a serious problem, causing issues to the appearance, health and even function of your smile. Gum disease treatment can manage the symptoms and prevent the condition from advancing further.
At Athens Oconee Dentistry we are happy to provide Watkinsville gum disease treatment and would be happy to determine whether you are in need of periodontal care. If we determine you are a candidate for treatment, your dentist can create a treatment plan for your exact situation.
Think you or a loved one may need gum disease therapy in Watkinsville? Contact Athens Oconee Dentistry today. We would be more than happy to get you on our schedule for a periodontal evaluation.