For patients who live in the Lawrenceville area, gum disease is a real threat to your health—and that’s why Dr. Bruce E. Carter offers periodontal therapy.
Signs of gum disease often include bleeding before or after brushing your teeth, gums that are swollen or reddened, pockets forming around the teeth, and loosening or shifting teeth. Gum disease is the number one reason American adults experience tooth loss. If you suspect you have gum disease, then Dr. Carter and his team can perform periodontal therapy at our Lawrenceville dental practice.
Even if you don’t have any symptoms, you could still have gum disease. The American Academy of Periodontology estimates that more than 75% of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease. And about 30 % of America’s population is genetically susceptible to gum disease. Other risk factors include smoking, age, improper dental hygiene, poor diet, and certain medications.
In addition to causing multiple problems for you oral health, gum disease can also affect your overall health. Continuing scientific research has linked gum disease to serious systemic conditions, including coronary artery disease, strokes, joint problems, heart attacks, diabetes, premature births, and respiratory ailments.
To help our patients fight gum disease, our Lawrenceville dental practice provides several periodontal services to our patients. We use computerized tracking of periodontal health, as well as charting of new decay, wear patterns, and recession of the gums. At every recall appointment, we check the supporting tissues to ensure that they are healthy, and we also perform an oral cancer exam.
For those patients who require therapy for gum disease, Dr. Carter routinely uses ultrasonic scaling and fluoride treatment for children and high-risk adults. For more severe cases, our Lawrenceville office refers our patients to a competent specialist and maintains continual communication to ensure you’re receiving the best of care and aggressive treatments.
If you live in Gwinnett County, Atlanta, Duluth, Suwanee, and surrounding areas, we can arrest gum disease with periodontal therapy. We invite you to make your appointment today!