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Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease, referred to by Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental as periodontal disease, is a serious condition that needs to be addressed as soon as possible to control it. The condition, once developed, cannot be cured, but it can be maintained and kept from getting any worse over the course of time. To do so, patients must work closely with their dental team and visit regularly for treatments.

Periodontal disease starts as gingivitis. This is the mild, first stage of the condition that results in inflammation of the gums which may become red and bleed. When patients notice these symptoms, they are encouraged to visit with their dentist as soon as possible for immediate treatment to keep the condition from worsening.

When left unaddressed, gingivitis may become more serious and result in further problems such as the shrinking of gum tissue, further swelling of the gums, and the loosening of teeth. Underneath gum tissue, the bone of the jaw may begin to disintegrate, causing teeth to become loose and eventually fall out without effective intervention. Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley want patients to avoid this later stage of aggressive periodontitis by seeking treatment as soon as the symptoms are spotted.

Some patients are at a higher risk for developing gum disease and must take more precautions than others to ensure the condition does not develop and advance. Some risk factors include:
  • Hormonal changes
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic stress
  • Systemic conditions
  • Certain medications
  • HIV positive patients
  • Poor nutrition
  • Systemic diseases
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Aging
  • Smoking
Patients in the Marietta and Kennesaw, Georgia area and surrounding communities are welcome to contact the team of 32 Dental to schedule a consultation visit and examination to learn more about the causes and symptoms of gum disease. With the knowledge necessary to determine when problems occur, patients can seek intervention at the earlier stages and quite possibly avoid the condition altogether with good oral health care habits at home with routine dental visits.

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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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