Non-Surgical Gum Treatment / Bad Breath
Treating Gingivitis to Periodontitis in Gainesville, GA
Non-Invasive Periodontics—it’s what we practice. Therapy for your gums, FREE of any Discomfort without Surgery!
We’re happy to report that surgery is no longer the only way to treat gum disease. The conventional treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis has been changing rapidly in recent years. With early detection and early treatment, surgery can be avoided in almost all cases.
Our gum disease treatment can slow the progression of this common realm of disease. At Weber Family Dental in Gainesville, GA, we have different levels of treatment that are individually tailored to the different stages of gum disease a patient may be experiencing – from early gingivitis to advanced periodontitis.
One or more of the following procedures may be used to treat the problem, relieve you of bad breath, receding gums or teeth sensitivity and put you back on the road to oral health:
- Prophylaxis (Cleaning) General cleaning of the teeth commonly done twice a year.
- Periodontal Cleaning of teeth below the gum tissue, treated with localized anesthetic.
- Rinses/Oral Medications: treating all quadrants of the mouth to rid the bacteria and/or infection.
- Referral to a Periodontist (in very severe cases)
We routinely recommend herbal and/or non-alcohol mouth rinses and/or oral medications depending upon the severity of the gum disease. Depending upon the patient’s cleaning and check-up, we may also prescribe additional home care therapies.
Periodontal cleaning is a non-surgical “multi-layered cleaning” treatment that has tremendous benefits in the early stages of gum disease. Special instruments remove bacteria and infection from around the teeth below the gum line and prove to be highly effective in retarding or reversing the decline in gum health. Here’s how it works:
- The tooth is first scoured, which is a thorough removal of plaque and tarter accumulation.
- Then the root surface is cleaned, smoothed and polished. This eliminates rough areas on the root that can easily trap plaque and bacteria. Gum tissue can more firmly reattach to roots that are clean and smooth, thereby preventing tooth loss, harmful bacteria accumulation and sensitivity.
Chronic bad breath is also referred to as halitosis. Bad breath can be a serious burden for anybody; it can affect business, social, and personal relationships, as well as cause you to be embarrassed or self-conscious.
Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including:
- Inconsistent Brushing and Flossing
- Dry Mouth
- Odorous Foods
- Tobacco Products
- Periodontal (Gum) Disease
- Respiratory Infection
- Bacteria Buildup on the Tongue
One of the causes of bad breath is food that has gotten stuck on or between teeth, which can be cured by regular brushing and flossing. However, some bad breath can be caused by other factors like dry mouth or gum disease.
If you are suffering from bad breath, one of the best treatments can be regular general dental cleanings and check-ups from Dr. Weber. Dr. Weber will be able to help identify the cause of your bad breath, as well as help you alleviate the problem.
By performing regular teeth cleanings, Dr. Weber will be able to provide you with a clean mouth that is less likely to cause bad breath. Also, if your bad breath is caused by periodontal disease, Dr. Weber will prescribe a gum treatment to correct the problem.
With regular general dentistry appointments with Dr. Weber, you can prevent having chronic bad breath. Bad breath is a common problem that can be treated, but you must first schedule an initial general dentistry consultation.