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GA dentists provide general information about gum disease

Periodontal disease – also called gum disease – is an irreversible and serious health condition that can have significant impact on an individual’s overall health. Healthy gums are a necessity for healthy teeth. They protect the foundation for our teeth. If that structure and connective tissue is damaged, tooth loss can occur.

Gingivitis is the most common type of gum disease. Symptoms can include bad breath and bleeding gums. Left untreated, gingivitis can evolve into periodontitis, which can create:
  • Receding gum tissue
  • Gum sensitivity and pain
  • Noticeable pockets and swelling around the gums
  • Increased sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Tooth loss

Prevention of gum disease

Dr. Lan Vo and Dr. Sean Breckley at 32 Dental, serving patients from Kennesaw and Marietta, GA, and surrounding areas, are committed to helping our patients achieve their highest levels of oral health. One of their priorities is prevention of gum disease.

The most effective prevention is to have a healthy oral hygiene routine and regularly scheduled dental checkups and examinations. Drs. Vo and Breckley, and our professional staff at 32 Dental, monitor changes in our patients’ dental health during every visit. Our doctors note any inflammation or areas of concern and can address issues before they become more problematic. Dental x-rays also identify the potential development of gum disease. Other prevention methods include:
  • Consistently maintaining oral hygiene
  • Proper brushing, twice per day at a minimum, using gentle, circular motions and addressing each tooth individually
  • Flossing daily, using an up and down motion
  • Antibacterial mouth wash
  • Avoiding all tobacco products
Gum disease can also affect physical health, exacerbating conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Studies have found an association between gum disease and other illnesses including stroke and dementia.

Gum disease treatment

Treatment for gum disease may include:
  • Antibiotics
  • Scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar
  • Soft tissue grafts
  • Periodontal surgery to treat pockets of infection
For your healthiest and happiest smile, consult Drs. Vo and Breckley at 32 Dental today. With a complete array of dental care services including treatment and prevention of gum disease, oral cancer screening, orthodontics, general and emergency dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry, we can address all of your unique oral health needs and goals.

32 Dental is located at 600 Chastain Road NW in Kennesaw, GA. Consultations and appointments may be scheduled by calling (770) 423-1132.
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  • Thirty-Two Dental
    Rating : 5

    Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
  • Rating: 5
    Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
  • Rating: 5
    My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
  • Rating: 5
    Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
  • Rating: 5
    Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!
  • Rating: 5
    Liked: Dr vo is awesome, Service, Staff
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