Laser Periodontal Therapy In Atlanta
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Approximately half of all Americans age 30 and over have some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Often times, early stages of gum disease do not show any visible symptoms. Later stages of the disease, however, can lead to tooth loss and even serious health conditions. When diagnosed and treated early, gum disease is reversible. At Atlanta Smiles, our team of elite dentists are trained and experienced in the safe and most effective treatment options for gum disease, including laser assisted periodontal therapy. This minimally-invasive deep cleaning treatment is used to treat gingivitis (an early stage of gum disease), restore oral health, and prevent the disease from progressing and causing other serious health problems in your body.
The Effects of Gum DiseaseGum disease is a result of plaque buildup in the mouth, which causes the gum tissue to become inflamed. People with early stages of gum disease may experience the following symptoms:
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums (especially during eating, brushing, and flossing)
- Chronic bad breath
- Mouth sores
- Gum sensitivity and tenderness
How Laser Periodontal Therapy WorksAt Atlanta Smiles, our dentists are trained and skilled in using the Gemini 810 + 980 Diode Laser, an advanced dual-wavelength soft-tissue diode laser used to remove and shape hard and soft gum tissue. During laser gum therapy, the laser is used to vaporize diseased tissue in each gum pocket. The laser is also used to treat tooth roots to promote healthy tissue and bone regeneration. With recurring treatment, laser gum therapy can effectively minimize the effects of gum disease and enhance gum health.
An Alternative to Scaling & Root PlanningThe goal of a scaling and root planing treatment is to remove tartar and plaque from below the gum line and along the tooth root. During treatment, the rough spots along the tooth roots are also smoothed out, giving bacteria less places to hide. Treatment can occur in one or more sessions, depending on the patient’s specific needs. If scaling and root planing is not enough to repair the damage caused by gum disease, we may recommend laser gum therapy for your periodontal treatment. The primary difference is that laser therapy promotes the regrowth of gum tissue by targeting infected periodontal pockets rather than simply removing (scaling back) plaque and toxins in the mouth. Depending on the patient’s individual needs, laser gum therapy may be done in conjunction with scaling and root planing to achieve the best results. Both gum disease treatments are considered to be safe, effective, and patient-friendly, however, each individual has unique needs and circumstances that will be taken into consideration when making a professional recommendation.
Achieve Healthier Gums TodayThe health of your teeth and gums are important to us. Drs. Dina Giesler and Marianna Kovitch are experienced dentists who have helped hundreds of patients restore and maintain oral health before, during, and after gum disease. Whether you are experiencing no symptoms at all or several, it is important to have your teeth and gums checked through regular dental visits. Our team can design a treatment plan that is customized to meet your needs — one that preserves the functionality of your mouth, as well as the beauty and integrity of your smile. To discuss treatment options related to gum disease, schedule a personal consultation with an Atlanta Smiles dentist by calling (404) 262-7733 today.
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I have been coming to Atlanta Smiles for over 4 years and I love the staff. They are amazing and wonderful. I actually came here from another practice where I did not feel the love then I discovered this practice. And now I’ve moved about 45mins away and still will make the drive to come here. I highly recommend this practice. Give them a try and you’ll never go anywhere else.
I have been coming to Dr. Giesler for years, and I can always depend on the best quality service and care anytime I visit. She and Dr. Kovitch are amazing! Thank you!
Dr.Dina Giesler is a noted Philanthropist and a Dentist with a sterling reputation. She is kind, meticulous and committed to making her patients feel and look their very best. I am so thankful and greatful for her care.
Atlanta Smiles operates a professional office with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. As someone who struggles with high anxiety they go out of their way to accommodate me and make me comfortable for all dental needs. They’re the best dentist I’ve found in Atlanta.
I love coming to Atlanta Smiles. The doctors and staff are always very friendly and professional, and the office is clean and inviting. They always explain exactly what I can expect for my treatment plan. I will definitely keep recommending this office.