Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy

Need gum disease treatment in Chattanooga TN?

Gum disease is the single most prevalent disease in America, affecting more people than heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and cancer combined. About 80% of the population has some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, periodontitis (the advanced form), and gingivitis (the mild form).

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection of the gums and bone that support teeth. It usually starts early in life and then progresses as a person ages. It all starts when plaque hardens into tartar (also called calculus) below the gum line. This irritates vulnerable soft tissues, and infection can set in. Combined with decaying food particles lodged between teeth and bacteria emitted by plaque, the infection can spread quickly. Symptoms are so mild in the early phase, many patients don’t recognize them: red, tender, and swollen gums, as well as bleeding when brushing teeth.

Gum disease treatment is often necessary as the condition progresses. Gums recede from teeth and pockets of bacteria form, which can destroy gum tissue and bone, causing tooth and bone loss.

Recent research reveals that gum disease is linked to increased risk for major overall health problems, including but not limited to: stroke, heart disease, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, diabetes complications, low birth weight, and most recently, dementia. Because of these findings, research continues. We may learn much more in the next few years.

It makes perfect sense, though, that gum disease is linked to overall health problems. Gum disease treatment is vital, because everything that enters or is present in the mouth has access to the whole body. The mouth is like a portal to the body. That’s why regular checkups and hygiene visits are vital to not only oral health, but also to overall health.

Unfortunately, gum disease is not curable. However, we can detect early warning signs of gum disease at your regular dental checkups. At this stage, prevention might be as simple as changing your brushing technique, improving your flossing routine, or changing the products you use for oral care at home.

We offer a range of gum disease treatments in Chattanooga, TN, including:

Scaling – to remove hardened plaque from below the gum line
Root Planing – to reduce rough areas on teeth roots
Antibiotic Therapy – to battle infection
Surgery – advanced cases may require the care of a periodontist, in which case we will refer you to a trusted colleague

Also, expect to attend more frequent hygiene visits so that we can monitor your condition and make sure that recovery is on track. Contact Chattanooga Dental Arts today to schedule your first appointment with our doctors.

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What patients say about us

Here's some kind words from a few of our happy patients.

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It was my first time here, and I was blew away by the staff, these are the nicest people ever, I had a warm welcome upon entering and the hospitality did not stop. What a great staff. If you need a dentist I highly recommend you to give this business a try. My hygienist was the best, and I felt really comfortable with her. I had went to a dentist up the road first and I wasn’t treated the same upon my entry to their establishment so I remembered talking to a ladie that worked at this dental office sometime back, I drove down the street until I saw this office and I’m so glad I did. Thanks for a great dental experience.

Brenda S.

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I went to this office for the first time today & felt like they were glad to help me. I felt at ease & was impressed by everyone! Michelle & Brittney were great & Dr Jancy made me feel confident my needs would be met. I will go here for all my dental needs & highly recommended it!

Phyllis V.

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My experience has been great! I get extremely nervous when I go to the dentist. They make sure I’m comfortable and always make me feel more relaxed. Everyone on the staff that I’ve encountered have been super nice!

Felicia B.

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Front desk is always very kind and helpful. Michele is great, best and most thorough cleanings I’ve ever received. Had to get a crown today, Dr Jancy and Jessica were absolutely terrific. Most painless and comfortable experience at any dentist office I’ve ever been to. Highly recommend

Joe S.

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I absolutely love Michelle. If you are looking for a dental hygienist, pick her! Dr Parkerson is very thorough and I am pleased with the abutment and crown she placed. She was very caring and made sure I was not in any pain during the procedure. They are the best!

Grace W.