The leading cause for tooth loss in adults is gum disease. If a dentist informs you that you have gum disease, it can be a scary diagnosis! However, it doesn’t have to be. Gum disease can be controlled through a variety of gum disease treatments. At 32 Dental, in Kennesaw, GA, we take this diagnosis seriously. We begin with conservative treatment, then if that doesn’t work we progress to more extensive techniques.
What gum disease is:
Gum disease is also called periodontal disease. It occurs when bacteria reach below the gum line. The bacteria form what is called a biofilm and release enzymes that cause the gum tissue to become inflamed. It can be painless and symptom free at the beginning. It can also cause red and swollen gums that bleed easily.
Facts about gum disease:
It has been linked to affecting your overall body health, including playing a part in heart disease.
Over 50 percent of all adults over 30 have varying degrees of periodontal disease.
Regular cleanings and annual gum health assessments are integral parts of high quality oral care.
If caught early, in the gingivitis stage, we have found that oftentimes a regular dental teeth cleaning can stop it. This combined with education on the proper way to care for your teeth and gums at home is how we address the beginning stages of periodontal disease.
If your gums have begun to recede and form pockets, we will do a deep cleaning in which we clean out these pockets of all bacteria. We then prescribe an antimicrobial rinse.
If this doesn’t work, or if the gum disease is advanced, we will use a minor gum surgery in which we will manually reduce the pockets to ensure a limit to the bacteria that can collect there.
Call us today to schedule an appointment to ensure that your gum health is top-notch! 770-423-1132.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!