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Gum Disease

What Is Gum Disease, and How Can It Be Cured?

What Is Gum Disease?

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At Atlanta Dental Spa, we offer leading-edge conservative periodontal treatments like Perio Protect trays to improve the health of your gums.

Treating Gum Disease With Perio Protect

Why We Recommend Perio Protect

Treating Gum Disease with Perio Protect™

Perio Protect Trays

Additional Treatment Options

Periodontal Antibiotics

Atlanta Dental Spa offers a wide array of periodontal treatments and therapies. We customize treatment based on your specific health needs.

One such periodontal treatment is the use of antibiotics in deep gum pockets. In order to ensure a healthy mouth, as well as overall health, the gum tissue that encircles each tooth must be healthy and free from infection by harmful bacteria. When this gum tissue becomes infected by harmful bacteria, the attachment of the gum tissue to the tooth gets destroyed. This results in a deep pocket around the tooth where even more harmful bacteria can grow and cause even more damage.

If you have deep pockets around your teeth, periodontal antibiotics may be the best option for curing this infection. How does it work?

An Atlanta Dental Spa hygienist carefully and strategically places periodontal antibiotics (like minocycline, or Arestin) in your gum pockets. These antibiotics affix themselves to the tissue lining the pocket and through time-release technology release the antibiotic to kill the bacteria. These antibiotics are steadily released for 21 days to ensure destruction of all of the bacteria. Once the bacteria are eliminated, the inside of the deep pocket becomes a healthy environment and your body can begin the healing process.

Neutraceuticals

Most people today do not eat the amount of fruits and vegetables the body needs for daily nutrition, function, and repair. In patients with gum disease, the gums are infected by harmful bacteria that destroy the connective and supporting tissues around the teeth. If these patients are also lacking essential vitamins and nutrients the body needs for repair, the destruction happens at an advanced rate.

In order to help reverse this situation and allow your body to heal itself, Atlanta Dental Spa may recommend that – in addition to your gum treatment – you take certain vitamins (called neutraceuticals) that are formulated to specifically promote the kind of healing and repair needed for the gums to recover from gum disease.

Using neutraceuticals as part of your periodontal treatment helps target the supporting structures of the mouth and teeth which assists you in healing from the inside-out.

Our Convenient Locations

Atlanta Dentist Atlanta Dental Spa Buckhead location

Buckhead

3189 Maple Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Mon: Closed
Tue: 7:30am - 4pm
Wed: 7:30am - 4pm
Thu: 7:30am - 4pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4pm

Roswell Dentist Office Atlanta Dental Spa

Roswell

1875 Old Alabama Rd, Suite 130
Roswell, GA 30076

Mon: Closed
Tue: 7:30am - 4pm
Wed: 7:30am - 4pm
Thu: 7:30am - 4pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4pm

Atlanta Dentist Atlanta Dental Spa Highlands location

Highlands

664 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Mon: 7:30am - 4pm
Tue: 7:30am - 4pm
Wed: 7:30am - 4pm
Thu: 7:30am - 4pm
Fri: Closed

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