Treating Gum Disease in Warner Robins, Georgia
Expert Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
As periodontists, Drs. Bhasin and Eyman are highly skilled at diagnosing and treating even the most advanced cases of gum disease (also known as “periodontal disease”). They thoroughly examine each patient’s whole mouth to find the best course of action to resolve the disease for them. By staying up to date on the latest treatments and techniques, our doctors are able to restore gums to complete health—often without the need for invasive scalpel surgery. For many patients, they can use minimally invasive LANAP® laser therapy.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is caused by an excessive build-up of bacterial plaque on the teeth. As the plaque hardens, the bacteria release toxins that cause the gums to become irritated. The gum and bone tissues around the teeth become increasingly damaged with the progression of the disease and can eventually lead to tooth loss.
Who Should Visit a Periodontist for Gum Disease Treatment?
Periodontists like Drs. Bhasin and Eyman are experts at treating all levels of gum disease and at gum disease prevention. Anyone can benefit from seeing them for gum treatment, but especially smokers and people with diabetes or heart disease. These types of patients are at a higher risk for gum disease, and effectively treating their gum disease is more challenging, requiring the care of a gum specialist.
What Are the Signs of Gum Disease?
People are often unaware they have gum disease because it may not cause pain until it has progressed to an advanced stage. Symptoms include the following:
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing or eating hard food
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Pain or sores in the mouth
- Gums that are receding or have pulled away from the teeth
- Loose teeth
- Pus between gums and teeth
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Any change in the way teeth fit together when biting