Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the result of improper oral hygiene habits. Regular brushing and flossing are required to remove plaque and food debris from the surfaces of the teeth, but when this does not occur, plaque starts to build up. Bacteria living in the plaque produce acids that attack the teeth, causing cavities, as well as the gums, causing inflammation. This can eventually develop into periodontal disease. At Smile Center Villa Rica, we offer several options in treating gum disease to restore your oral health in Villa Rica, GA. These methods include dental scaling, root planing, and periodontal surgery.

An appointment with our trained and certified professionals will ensure an over periodontal treatment in Villa Rica, using only the latest technology equipment and techniques.

Dental scaling and planing

This treatment is also known as a deep cleaning and it is usually the first step taken to clear away harmful bacteria from the gums. It is effective for the early stages of periodontal disease. Your dentist will remove the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from above and below the gumline (dental scaling), then smooth out the tooth roots (planing). By smoothing out the surfaces of the tooth roots, you lower the chance of bacteria accumulating there again in the form of plaque. The goal of this procedure is to shrink the periodontal pockets and help the gum tissue to heal. It may require an anesthetic since it is more invasive than a routine cleaning, and may take more than one visit to complete.

Periodontal surgery

For more advanced cases of periodontal disease, periodontal surgery may be needed. There are several types of gum surgery, each with a different purpose. Gingival flap surgery cuts into the gums to allow your dentist to clean below the pockets, a gingivectomy removes excess gum tissue, and a gingivoplasty reshapes healthy gum tissue; the procedure selected depends on your specific needs. Other types of periodontal surgery include bone surgery, such as bone grafts, and soft-tissue grafts.

Preventing periodontal disease

It is fairly easy to avoid developing gum disease in the first place. Simple oral care habits like daily brushing and flossing are usually sufficient for removing harmful bacteria from the mouth. Regular visits to your dentist at Smile Center Villa Rica for cleanings and exams are also important to oral health.

For help in maintaining healthy gums, or restoring their health if you should be affected by periodontal disease, visit us at Smile Center Villa Rica in Villa Rica, GA.Visit us today or schedule an online appointment with us for periodontal treatment in Villa Rica.

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Laura Chalkley
Laura Chalkley
20:06 01 Oct 19
Fantastic staff, always accommodating. I have our whole family going there. Dr. Chauan is truly a great man who genuinely cares about his patients and does good work. He doesnt stop until he is 100% satisfied. Thanks team :)read more
darlene ebner
darlene ebner
02:41 07 Aug 19
Great dentist and staff. Very pleasant and professional.
Queen Lexy J.
Queen Lexy J.
16:41 08 Jul 19
Omg... first off the staff is great. The dentist his self is amazing. I was so nervous and he was let me know about the pressure and that everything would be ok. He song the song that was on which was “Have a nice day” and when he was done he sung it on point!!! I didn’t even know he was for real 😳.. but he was. Their not too pricey either. Great job for real!!!!read more
Pamela Lawson
Pamela Lawson
02:26 28 Nov 18
This is such a great dental office to go to. The entire staff is caring and the dentist and hygienist are super attentive. If you're looking for a dentist, this is the place! They take such good care of you! Update: They still rock! We travel 6 hours every 3 months to get to them because they treat us like family and take good care of us. When you find good people, good service and top notch professionalism like this...hey, you make the drive. You won't regret choosing Villa Rica Smile Center.read more
James Thomas
James Thomas
12:50 24 Jul 18
I continue to be impressed each time I go into their office. The Dr is respectfully straight forward and takes time to explain his recommendations. The staff is friendly and caring. I will never go to a different dentist.read more
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