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The Art of Excellence



Kathy Huber, DDS
Erin Pickwick, DMD
Location:

2023 Highway 20, Suite 203
Grayson, GA 30017-1242
678-226-4466


About Gum Disease
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the teeth, gums and bone that surround the teeth. It is the leading cause of tooth loss and bad breath. More than 65% of the population has some sort of gum disease that is initially painless. In addition to tooth loss, gum disease increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes complications, low-weight births and other health problems. If you notice bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, or experience tender or red, irritated gums, these are typically signs that you may have gum disease.

Warning Signs That Can Signal a Problem
•  Gums that bleed easily
•  Red, swollen, tender gums
•  Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
•  Persistent bad breath or bad taste
•  Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
•  Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
•  Any change in the fit of partial dentures

There are many factors that increase the risk of developing gum disease including smoking, pregnancy, and diabetes. It is important to visit Dr. Kathy Huber if you suspect you have gum disease, because the sooner you treat it the better.

Early Stages of Gum Disease are Called Gingivitis
If you have gingivitis, your gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily. At this stage, the disease is still reversible and can usually be eliminated by a professional cleaning at your dental office, followed by daily brushing and flossing.

Advanced Stages of Gum Disease are Called Periodontitis
Chronic periodontitis can lead to the loss of tissue and bone that support the teeth and it may become more severe over time. If it does, your teeth will feel loose and start moving around in your mouth. It usually gets worse slowly, but there can be periods of rapid progression.

Aggressive periodontitis is a highly destructive form of periodontal disease that occurs in patients who are otherwise healthy. Common features include rapid loss of tissue and bone and may occur in some areas of the mouth, or in the entire mouth.

Research between systemic diseases and periodontal diseases is ongoing. While a link is not conclusive, some studies indicate that severe gum disease may be associated with several other health conditions such as diabetes or stroke.

Gum Disease Therapy
Gum Disease Treatment includes Diagnosis and Charting, Scaling and Root Planing, Oraqix (non-injection) periodontal anesthetic, and Maintenance Care visits every 3 to 4 months.

Call Us Today!
Regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important. The treatment methods that our dentists diagnose will depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. Good dental care at home is essential to help keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious or recurring.



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Heritage Family Dental - Kathy Huber DDS, PC and Erin Pickwick DMD | www.graysonheritagedental.com | 678-226-4466
2023 Highway 20, Suite 203, Grayson, GA 30017