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Hamilton Family Dentistry
Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 810-2136

Periodontal Therapy in Harris County, GA Saves Smiles!

March 4th, 2021

When you brush your teeth in the morning or at night before bed, do your gums bleed? It may have happened so many times that it began to seem normal. In reality, whenever your body bleeds it’s showing you that something needs to be addressed. If you have bleeding, red, swollen gums during your dental routine at home, it’s time to reach out for help with your gum disease with periodontal therapy in Harris County, GA.

The Tell-Tale Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease begins with dangerous bacteria and food particles building up in your mouth. Plaque, a sticky film-like substance, sits on top of your teeth, gums, and tongue. Overtime, it will harden if it’s not removed on a regular basis—creating harmful tartar. As gum disease advances and develops into periodontal disease, it can cause infections and inflammation that deteriorate your healthy teeth, gums, and jawbone. You may notice these symptoms if your mouth is becoming infected with gum disease:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Tender gums
  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing
  • Buildup of pus between gums
  • Loose fitting teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Pockets of infection along your gum line
  • Chronic bad breath

Stages of Periodontal Disease

Healthy Gums:

Strong, pink gums should not bleed when you brush and floss your teeth at home. They also shouldn’t bleed when Dr. Arrington or Dr. Rowland professionally clean them.

Gingivitis (Early Stage of Periodontal Disease):

Red, swollen gums that bleed when brushed or flossed at home. Bleeding gums are a huge red flag that gum disease is developing. There is a potential loss of gum tissue with gingivitis, but in most cases, your jawbone still stays healthy.

Early Periodontal Disease:

Your red, swollen gums will continue to bleed every time you brush and floss. Your gums will start to form pockets between teeth and start receding from your teeth. A film of bacteria will sit on top of your teeth and will eat away at the density of your jawbone. You have higher chances of losing your teeth at this stage.

Advanced Periodontal Disease (Peritonitis):

You will experience heavy bleeding when you try to brush and floss your teeth. You will notice severe gum recession and your teeth will feel extremely loose.

Don’t Fear Gum Disease, Treat it!

If you need help with restoring the health of your gums, it’s time to reach out to our dental professionals. We offer non-invasive ways to treat your gum disease in Harris County, GA and get your oral health back on track:

Scaling

The non-surgical portion of gum disease therapy that removes hardened plaque (tartar) from below the gum line.

Root Planing

This part of gum disease therapy goes hand-in-hand with scaling. Our dental professionals will smooth the tooth roots. This helps promote stronger, healthy, and most importantly attached gums.

Antibiotic Therapy

Taking an oral antibiotic can help reduce the number of bacteria that’s in your mouth during your periodontal therapy. This helps to battle internal infections and dangerous inflammation.

Contact Our Office for Assistance Today!

Do you or a loved one have bleeding gums? It’s time to schedule a dental appointment before your gingivitis develops into a serious case of periodontal disease. Reach out to Hamilton Family Dentistry to receive the help you need!

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FAQ

  • How often should I visit your office?

    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?

    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?

    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?

    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?

    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?

    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?

    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.
  • How often should I visit your office?
    image description
    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?
    image description
    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?
    image description
    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?
    image description
    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?
    image description
    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?
    image description
    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?
    image description
    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.