The most common dental problem here in the U.S. and around the world is actually gum disease, and while early symptoms (such as red or sensitive gums that bleed often) are easy to miss, it can eventually develop into the leading cause of tooth loss! At Dentistry at Suwanee, our team takes the health of your gums very seriously, so we’ll screen them every time you come to see us. If you show any signs of gum disease, we’ll be able to quickly treat it using comprehensive periodontal therapy. If you believe you may already be experiencing gum disease, don’t hesitate to contact us for treatment!
A deep cleaning is usually our first line of defense again early-stage gum disease, better known as gingivitis. It actually consists of two separate procedures called scaling and root planing. For scaling, your dentist will use an ultrasonic scaler to break up and clear away any plaque and tartar deposits located on and around your gum line. Then, root planing will be used to gently smooth out the rough surfaces of your teeth’s roots, making you less likely to accumulate plaque and develop gum disease in the future.
Gum recession is one of the most common symptoms of gum disease, and in the past, the only way to correct this issue was with a painful gum graft. Thankfully, our own Dr. Brian Lee is able to provide a much less invasive but just as effective solution. Using the Chao Pinhole Technique®, he’ll be able to painlessly restore your gum line using nothing more than a pin-sized hole in your gums.
Laser dentistry enables our team to perform a wide variety of dental procedures even faster while ensuring our patients’ comfort, and that couldn’t be truer when it comes to the LANAP® Laser. It uses a highly-concentrated beam of light to instantly kill gum disease bacteria as well as effortlessly remove any infected issue. Because it creates very little heat and leaves the surrounding healthy tissue completely untouched, it helps minimize any oral bleeding a patient may experience during or after the procedure, leading to an easier recovery.