4700 Nelson Brogdon Blvd NE #210, Buford, GA 30518


A Top Buford Dentist 2017

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Gum Disease

Gum Disease Buford, GA

Gum Disease

Your gums are the basis for your oral health. They support your teeth and provide nourishment to your smile. However, they can be the most vulnerable tissue to infection and oral problems. When periodontal disease takes hold, it can cause halitosis, bleeding, receding gums and even tooth loss. It also puts you at a higher risk for other serious health problems. Our team at Buford Family Dental is committed to helping our patients prevent and treat gum disease to protect their smiles and overall health.

Gum disease is an infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth. Bacteria that cause gum disease attack the tissue and cause an infection that can result in receding, swollen gums. Eventually, this infection can begin to destroy the gum tissue and bone surrounding the teeth, resulting in loose or lost teeth. To treat gum disease, the infection must be stopped. Deep cleanings and medications can be used to treat gum disease and reverse this progression of deteriorating oral health.

Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused by bacteria that can hide in between teeth and in crevices that are hard to keep clean. Plaque forms that can harden into tartar, further irritating the gum tissue. This can cause the first symptoms of gum disease, which include:

  • Swollen or red gum tissue
  • Gums that bleed easily, especially when brushing or flossing
  • Bad breath or halitosis
  • Tender gum tissue
  • Receding gums

To combat the early stages of gum disease, removing all plaque and tartar is necessary. Special mouthwashes can also be used to kill bacteria and fight the infection. If caught early, the infection can be treated and healthy gum tissue can be restored.

Regular checkups and cleanings, along with excellent oral hygiene, are the best ways to prevent gum disease. If an infection begins, our dental team can start treatment to stop gum disease right away. Contact Buford Family Dental today to schedule a checkup if you have any signs of gum disease.

Our Patient Reviews

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 96 reviews

I chipped my tooth at 1:30pm. I called them at 2:20, and they had me in at 3:30pm. They close at 4:30. I was given the option to place a crown on my tooth that day, or make an appointment for another day. I chose to do it that day, and it was done with a smile! It was Dr. Patel’s birthday, AND he stayed past closing to assist me. The staff was very accommodating, pleasant, and knowledgeable about solutions to the problem. I highly recommend this office!

Kamilah B.

I would highly recommend this dentist office to anyone that I know. Dr. Patel took lots of time on my initial visit to answer all of the questions that I had and was very gentle and precise during my procedure. I also had a root canal done by Dr. Finot and it could not have gone any better as far as root canals go. You can tell that he has done countless root canals and the procedure is being conducted flawlessly. Thank you Buford Family Dental!

Kris M.

This place is awesome!! I took my teenage daughter for a root canal, and the dentist was so gentle, she fell asleep during the procedure. It’s a warm and welcoming environment, and everyone makes you feel right at home. I’m so glad I chose this place, and I would recommend Buford Family Dental to anyone.

Tamika B.

Dr Patel takes pride in his craft! Everyone was thorough, kind, and no lectures! They took extra care to be sure I was comfortable and understood the treatment plan. I had minimal discomfort on the cleaning and fillings. We took breaks as needed and they were not shy with anesthetic! They were also on point with verifying my insurance so I knew exactly what was covered and what my cost would be. I'm so happy with the work I had done and would gladly recommend Dr. Patel and Sharon (hygienist) to anyone seeking a dentist who genuinely cares about his/her patients!
They truly have no idea the positive impact they have had on my long road to recovery. Thank You!!!

Serena B.

Buford Family Dental is the definition of perfection! I’ve been looking for a dentist for a couple of years now after being in Georgia and I’m glad I found BFD! Dr. Patel and his staff go above and beyond every visit. The office has been upgraded and refreshed since Dr. Patel and his staff have taken over. Very well trained and educated staff in the building. This is my go to Dentist from here on out! Thanks to all the staff at Buford Family Dental!

Kishan P.

Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. They were able to get me an appointment same day for a dental emergency. They made sure I knew everything that eased going on. I will definitely return.

Jennifer S.

I was suffering from severe pain from a tooth that I failed to take care of, to the point that 800mg Ibuprofen wouldn’t even help. I went to another dentist first and came to Buford Family Dental for a second opinion. What separated them from the others was the transparency. They showed me pictures, x-rays and gave me a lot of useful information to soak in prior to deciding on a root canal. The procedure was smooth, pain free and so far, effective. I’ll be returning to have a permanent crown put in place.

Marshall W.

I had 3 cavities and the dentist did a great job. Not only was the office clean but I was taken in immediately with no wait time. the dentist is very professional and knows what he's doing. I was in and out of the office in less than an hour. I highly recommend this dentistry.

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