Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing
1233 Eagles Landing Pkwy., Suite G, Stockbridge, GA 30281

How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

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If your dentist finds that you have gum disease, you’ll join millions of people across the world in fighting one of the most common dental problems. Gum disease, which includes the milder gingivitis and the more advanced periodontitis, is the leading cause of premature tooth loss in adults. Fortunately, if discovered early, it is highly treatable. You can start your recovery by understanding why periodontal problems develop in the first place.

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Gum inflammation begins when a sticky, bacteria-filled substance called plaque builds up on the surface of your teeth. If you don’t brush and floss properly, plaque bacteria cause inflammation and redness known as gingivitis. At this stage, the damage is often reversible. If left untreated, it will eventually progress. Bacterial toxins and the efforts of your immune system to battle the infection can cause your gums to pull away from your teeth and form pockets. Called periodontitis, this advanced form of gum disease involves the connective tissues and bones that hold your teeth in place.

What Are the Risk Factors?

While anyone can develop gum disease, the following factors may increase your risk:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes, cancer, AIDS, or immune diseases
  • Family history of gum problems
  • Medications that reduce saliva flow
  • Hormonal changes

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Red, swollen, or sore gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Gums that are receding or teeth that appear longer
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Loose teeth
  • Chronic bad breath

What Treatments Are Available? 



One or more of the following professional treatments for gum disease may be required, depending on the severity of the problem:

  • Gum surgery
  • Professional scaling and root planing
  • Oral antibiotics or gels
  • Antimicrobial mouth rinses
  • Smoking cessation

By following a strict dental care routine, you can keep your gums healthy. Brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist in Stockbridge for routine check-ups and professional dental cleanings.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Stockbridge, call Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing today at (770) 872-0728 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Stockbridge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing.

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The dental hygienists and dentist are much kinder, better customer service than great expressions – the place I used to go to.
Angelica D.
Danielle is excellent.
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Rebecca and Danielle were extremely nice. I felt welcomed as soon as I entered the office. Front office staff was great. Dr. Perez was patient, informative, and very friendly.
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Dr Perez and his staff are professional and extremely courteous and kind. There are no hidden fees. You get the feeling that they truly care. I will not go any where else
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The people that work there are really, really nice and you will receive great dental work. They are very gentle and they make you feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend their office.
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The staff was so gracious and courteous. It was my first visit. As I witnessed them interact with other patrons I could tell they were very personable and knew the patients. Just a friendly staff!!
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The staff with Dr. Perez is awesome! I would never go anywhere else. Laurie seems to work all around the clock, never a moment to spare, however always willing to do more! Ms. Kerrin is never at a […]
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The staff are friendly, caring & professional. Dr Perez has the best “bedside manner” you’ll ever find and his knowledge, experience & expertise are simply incredible. The pricing is […]
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This office has the most customer friendly environment and were sympathetic to my needs. Staff was kind as well as gentle. Staff also took the time to explain billing and future care.
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Welcome by staff. Service was great
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The excellent hygienist Danielle solved a pesky tooth-staining issue for me. Everyone was really professional and nice.
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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