Periodontal Treatment

Due to repeated exposure to bacteria and plaque, the soft tissues in the mouth can sometimes develop infections. These infections are also known more commonly as gum disease and are characterized by soreness in your gums, frequent bleeding, or gum recession. If you feel that you are experiencing any number of these symptoms, come see Dr. Ray H. Morgan Jr. and his associates at Towne Lake Family Dentistry, where we provide periodontal treatment in Woodstock, Georgia. Call us today at 770-591-7929 to schedule your next appointment with our dentists!

irritated gums

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, the gums can eventually begin to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.

If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentists and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.

The treatment for gum disease is based on your specific needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentists may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling, root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!