Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
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Dr. David Lamothe Reviewed by Edward L .
"My first visit to Smyrna Dental & Headache Center was shortly after it opened in 2008. My Dad, who was 90 years old at that time, had a dental issue. We just walked in, no appt."
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Gum Disease Treatment
Smyrna Dental & Headache Center
Always had a great experience! He was very professional and also made me feel comfortable.
Gum disease is a serious matter that should be treated by a professional. The dentists at Smyrna Dental & Headache Center are adamant about making sure patients have healthy, beautiful smiles. They help patients understand the negative effect that gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) can have on one’s teeth, gums, and bones.
Gum disease begins as gingivitis, which causes the gums to bleed and become inflamed. This is the first sign of periodontal disease, and patients are encouraged to seek dental assistance as soon as they notice gingivitis developing. This can reduce the risk of the disease progressing further. If it does, it begins to result in the loss of gum tissue, bone, and even teeth. The advanced stages of periodontal disease can cause the loss of natural teeth and the disintegration of bone.
The team at Smyrna Dental & Headache Center offers several different gum disease treatments in their perio program. In the earlier stages of gum disease, a simple professional cleaning can help. This removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the mouth that can result in gingivitis. The inflammation will be reduced and the mouth can return to a healthier state. Patients can maintain the results with proper oral hygiene. In the later stages of gum disease, patients may benefit from scaling and root planing. This is when the teeth are thoroughly cleaned of tartar and plaque from the crowns of the teeth to the roots. Patients may also be prescribed antibiotics to treat the infection. Subgingival irrigation may be recommended in some instances.
Smyrna Dental & Headache Center cares for both healthy and unhealthy smiles. We understand that receiving dental care can be stressful for some, and use local anesthetics and offer sedation for those who need it. We offer gentle, comfortable dental care in our practice with state-of-the-art facilities, and are committed to the overall health and well-being of our patients’ smiles.
Call us today to schedule an appointment for a full examination to ensure the health of your smile, and create a positive relationship with our dental staff. You will be glad that you forged a friendship with our practice and will enjoy the benefit of a truly advantageous patient-dentist relationship.