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Treatment for Gum Disease

Caring for your gums is paramount for oral and overall health. Gum disease is prevalent in adults, especially after the age of thirty. At Gainesville Dental Group, we are committed to helping our patients avoid gum disease when possible, but also offer proactive treatment for gum disease.

Gum disease starts as a bacterial infection, causing inflammation and irritation of the gum tissue. If allowed to progress, the gums can begin to recede and eventually lead to tissue, bone and even tooth loss. Treatment that begins in the early stages of gum or periodontal disease can reverse the effects. Deep cleanings to remove bacteria and stop the infection can help restore healthy gum tissue, protecting the teeth and lowering risks of other serious health issues that have been linked to gum disease.

Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease

When bacteria accumulate on and around the teeth to feed on food debris, they create plaque and tartar. While daily oral care can help remove some of the plaque and bacteria, some may still hide in areas that are difficult to clean. Plaque can harden into tartar which creates a protective housing for bacteria and irritates the gum tissue. Some of the early symptoms of gingivitis or gum disease can include:

  • Swollen or inflamed gum tissue
  • Red or dark pink gums
  • Tenderness or bleeding when brushing
  • Bad breath

The best way to fight gum disease is with preventive care. Routine cleanings and checkups can help prevent and identify gingivitis. At the first signs of infection, our hygienist and dentist will create a treatment plan to help reverse and control the progression of gum disease to prevent further damage to your oral health.

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease or have any of the early symptoms, contact our dental practice to schedule a cleaning and checkup. We can help you fight gum disease to protect your smile and your overall health.

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.