Imagix Dental of Roswell
1345 Hembree Road, Roswell, GA 30076
Just like a frame enhances the beauty of a painting, your gums enhance the aesthetics of your smile and protect your teeth by holding them securely in place. Unfortunately, gum disease, which affects about half of all U.S. adults over the age of 30, can have devastating effects on your oral health and even lead to tooth loss. Red, swollen, or bleeding gums are signs of early-stage gum disease known as gingivitis. At this stage, the disease can usually be reversed relatively easily. If ignored, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis in which infection below the gumline causes the gums to pull away from the teeth and destroys the ligaments, tissue, and bone that hold the teeth in place. Over time, the teeth can shift out of place and fall out. If you have been diagnosed with advanced gum disease, a gum disease specialist can recommend periodontal services to restore your gum health and prevent permanent damage to your teeth and gums. Take the first step toward better oral health by calling Imagix Dental of Roswell today to schedule a consultation.
The term periodontics originates from two Greek words meaning “around the tooth.” The field of periodontics involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the gums. As a gum disease expert, a periodontist receives two to three years of additional training beyond normal dental school that includes gum disease treatment and management as well as gum contouring, dental implant placement, and other advanced procedures.
We are a full-service periodontal practice specializing in treating a wide range of oral health issues. The following are just a few of the services offered by our periodontist in Roswell.
Periodontal disease is caused by the bacteria found in plaque, which is that sticky coating that forms on your teeth after you eat or drink. When not removed by regular brushing and flossing, the bacteria erode the enamel on the surface of the teeth, which leads to cavities, and attack the soft tissue and supporting structures of the gums and jaw that hold the teeth in place. Our gum disease expert can use scaling and root planing and other procedures to remove built-up plaque and treat any underlying infection.
If you are looking for an alternative to traditional dentures to replace one or more missing teeth, our periodontal specialist can help. Implants consist of a natural-looking crown, bridge, or denture attached to a post that is embedded in the jawbone similar to the root of a tooth. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implants slow down the rate of bone loss in the jaw, which helps to prevent premature wrinkles around the mouth and preserves natural facial proportions. Implants also help keep the remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
Tooth lengthening involves revising the gumline to make more of the tooth visible and accessible above the gums. Although the procedure can be performed for cosmetic reasons, it is most often used to prepare the teeth for another procedure, such as attaching a prosthetic crown, partial denture, or brackets for braces.
Excess gum tissue around the teeth can make the teeth appear too short for the proportions of the face. If you are self-conscious about a gummy smile, our periodontal specialist can reshape and contour your gums to create a more flattering smile.
Gum recession is a common consequence of gum disease. A tissue graft can help protect your teeth from decay and reduce the risk of bone loss by covering the exposed areas.
Lesions in the mouth that won’t heal, unusual lumps and bumps inside the mouth, and discoloration of the oral mucosa are all potential signs of oral cancer. Our periodontal specialist can perform a biopsy of the suspicious area to confirm the diagnosis and recommend an appropriate treatment strategy.
Regardless of the type of procedure that you are having, your comfort is our top priority. Our gum disease specialist is trained in nitrous oxide therapy and other sedation techniques to minimize your anxiety and discomfort during your procedure.
We understand that no two patients are alike. Our specialists and staff will take the time to understand your unique oral health concerns and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to put you back on track to a healthy mouth. Call (678) 274-6989 today for more information or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you achieve your oral health goals.