Periodontal disease is an infection in your gums caused by a buildup of plaque on your teeth and can start very quietly and without noticeable symptoms. Many patients don’t experience bleeding of the gums, the primary symptom of gum disease, during the initial stages of gingivitis. Even without bleeding or tenderness, gums can recede, leaving teeth vulnerable to decay, abscesses, and tooth loss. If we detect periodontal (gum) disease, Dr. Williams will start with a Cavitron ultrasonic scaling system cleaning, and follow up with a treatment of Arestin®, a topical antibiotic that treats gum disease directly at the source. He will also prescribe PerioGard, a gentle, prescription mouthwash, to use in the comfort of your home and effectively treat your gum disease.
If you are suffering from periodontal gum disease and looking for the treatment. Call Jim G. Williams, DMD at 770-949-5393.