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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.

About Dr. Sean Breckley

Dr. Sean Breckley
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.

About Dr. Lan Vo

Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.
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  • Review Posted By Ashley B.
    I've been seeing Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo since they opened this practice, and I'm still a huge fan. I recently had some dental work done with them (like this morning). I've never doubted the doctors' abilities, and this experience was no exception. They are experts and are very good at their craft. I want to also mention the support staff, especially the women on the front desk. They are thorough, helpful, and so very nice. I've never experienced the follow-up and follow through at another practice as I have with them at 32 Dental. I always know what my bill will be. There are never any surprises, and that is so comforting in this day of American healthcare. :) I'll continue to refer my friends to them and patron their practice based on my experiences with them! Thanks!
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  • Review Posted By KristyLynn A.
    My 8 year old son had to have 2 teeth pulled because the babies just didn't want to let go. The whole procedure went amazing! My son was like "Wait we're done already? I didn't feel anything! Wow." I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone who wants both kids and adults to be taken care of at the same location!
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  • Review Posted By Dave M.
    I'm 55 and have used many dental offices over the years. Without question, both of the 32 Dental locations, have been extremely pleasant and rewarding to my mouth!. The quality of work, expert advice on dental care, friendly as they come... what more can I say. Highly recommended!
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    My son has anxiety about going to the dentist. The hygienist did an awesome job of putting him at ease. My son was very comfortable with her, and had no issues during the appointment at all. It was stress free. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.
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  • Review Posted By Angela B.
    32 Dental was quick and kind. The office staff was efficient and the dentist was very thorough. He referred me to a specialist due to the type of root canal needed. He was able to find one available for the same day. I will definitely use them in the future.
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