How is Periodontal Disease Treated?
Periodontal disease plagues millions of Americans every year. It is a serious problem that can affect your overall health and well-being, due to the inflammation that occurs throughout your body when your teeth and gums are harboring bacteria and infection. Studies have shown that periodontal disease--also known as gum disease--can increase risks for heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, among other medical conditions. Whether periodontal disease is in the early stages or the more advanced stages, periodontal treatments are available at 32 Dental in Kennesaw.
Dr. Lan Vo of Kennesaw's 32 Dental is available to provide advanced periodontal treatments for patients that need them. Typically Dr. Lan Vo will ensure that she tries non-surgical, non-invasive treatments first. This may involve offering antibiotics to a patient to treat the infection, and consider a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. This helps removes plaque and tartar that may have built up on the teeth and gums.
If this periodontal treatment does not help resolve the problem, Dr. Lan Vo can offer more advanced periodontal treatments. Soft tissue grafts may be necessary if the gums have been affected greatly from the periodontal disease. Pocket reduction procedures may be the best treatment for patients who have extensive bacteria and inflammation affecting their gums around their natural teeth.
If periodontal disease is left untreated, many patients will experience irreversible consequences. Bone loss and loss of natural teeth can occur in advanced stages of periodontal disease, which is why it is essential that patients of 32 Dental in Kennesaw maintain their regular appointments in order to catch problems in their early stages, before they progress and become more serious.
Dr. Lan Vo of 32 Dental is available to help with advanced periodontal treatments when necessary. She can work with patients to determine the severity of their periodontal disease in order to decide the best course of treatment.
Call 32 Dental of Kennesaw today to schedule an appointment and start fighting gum disease as soon as it starts!
About 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
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.