Cleanings & Gum Disease Treatment in Atlanta

We will help you preserve your teeth so you can avoid dental problems down the road.

Gentle and Thorough Cleanings and Gum Treatment

Our hygiene department has been designed to provide you with thorough dental cleanings and gum care. We have trained our hygienists in the latest procedures and technology.

You’ll find our office friendly, comfortable and efficient. We have flexible scheduling and it’s easy to make an appointment. Our central location in Mid Town Atlanta and easy parking make this a convenient visit for you to keep your teeth in great shape.

Advanced Gum Care Technology

Our staff have had advanced training in gum care and use the latest procedures in modern dental technology to effectively treat gum disease .  We  blend gentle ultrasonic gum therapy, a thorough teeth cleaning and antibiotic therapy to fight gum disease.

Over the decades our advanced gum care has saved many patients from developing more advanced stages of gum disease requiring advanced periodontal procedures or even leading to tooth loss.

Highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced hygienists

Cleanings & Gum Disease, Atlanta, GA

Our hygienists are highly trained and very friendly.

When you visit us you can depend on getting leading-edge hygiene care that is effective and customized to your dental needs. We have several excellent dental hygienists who are very experienced. In fact, our lead hygienist as been with us for over 15 years.

All of our hygienists are trained in a comprehensive university-level hygiene program. They have also taken continuing education courses and possess hands-on training in advanced nonsurgical gum care.  Rest assured, your smile is in good hands.

Friendly, personalized care that’ll make you feel comfortable

Here at the Atlanta Dental Center, we have created a comfortable environment staffed with friendly professionals who will put you at ease, listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions in plain English. Each patient has different needs so our care is very personalized.

During every visit, your mouth will be checked for new periodontal problems, which can otherwise go undetected, so we can nip them in the bud. Our goal is to keep each patient’s teeth and gums healthy and we always work toward their preservation.

$50 New Patient Special

Cleanings & Gum Disease, Atlanta, GA

When you come in for our New Patient Special we will get you serviced right away.

We offer new patients a comprehensive oral exam which includes digital X-rays. And we will create a customized treatment plan.  The usual cost for this comprehensive exam is $242.

Your complete dental exam will include:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Comprehensive Oral Exam
  • Gum disease charting
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Get any questions answered
  • Treatment Plan

To make an appointment, call 404.800.1442 or click here to request an appointment online.

Gentle Dental Cleaning

Cleanings & Gum Disease, Atlanta, GA

The ultrasonic scaler gently removes heavy stains and calcium deposits from your teeth.

We recommend that you come in and see us for a checkup and dental cleaning every six months. You can count on our well-trained hygienists to be very gentle during your cleaning.

Our hygienist uses an ultrasonic EMS Piezon® scaler to clean your teeth. With this state-of-the-art technology she can quickly and effectively clean your teeth with minimal discomfort and damage to the gums, using sound waves. She then uses a hand scaler for the fine removal of tartar.

After your cleaning she will polish your teeth using a polishing paste and an air-flow device which removes additional particles as well as heavy stains so your teeth are bright and shiny!  The air-flow device is particularly effective for patients with implants and orthodontic patients.

After the cleaning your hygienist will educate you on areas you can improve on by homecare.

Gum-saving patient education

Cleanings & Gum Disease, Atlanta, GA

With proper hygiene and regular cleanings you will be able to keep your teeth for years to come.

It’s not true that you can expect to lose your teeth due to growing old. You can protect your healthy teeth against gum disease – the #1 cause of adult tooth loss – with regular cleanings, as well as some simple instructions from our hygienists.

In addition to providing thorough cleanings, our hygienists will show you how you can preserve your teeth for years to come. They’re here to help you learn more about dental health and good oral hygiene. They’ll take the time to explain the results of your digital X-rays, intraoral camera photos and gum evaluation chart to you in easy-to-understand terms.

They’ll also take the time to explain how to brush your teeth, the importance of flossing and how to floss, the purpose of mouthwash and how many times a day and when you should brush your teeth. Your oral hygiene at home is an important part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Non-surgical gum disease treatment

Cleanings & Gum Disease, Atlanta, GAWe can usually treat all levels of gum disease non-surgically. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and is associated with other chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. That’s why good oral hygiene is of upmost importance. Our staff can help you eliminate gum disease with our state-of-the-art care, and in most cases without surgery.

In treating  gum disease our  hygienists use an ultrasonic scaler to gently scale each tooth. Scaling is the process of removing tartar from the tooth. Next, we fine scale using hand instruments to ensure all deposits are removed, followed by a rubber cup polish and air polisher if necessary for difficult stains.

The more severe cases of gum disease are referred to our periodontist (gum disease specialist), Dr. Robert Vazquez

ARESTIN® Antibiotic Therapy

Gum disease is caused by bacteria. ARESTIN® is an antibiotic that helps kill the bacteria at the root of the problem. In treating  gum disease our hygienist places ARESTIN within infected gum pockets right below your gumline. ARESTIN is very different from an antibiotic that’s taken in pill form as it is placed exactly where it is needed on the infected gum.

ARESTIN also contains microspheres, which are tiny, bead-like particles that are not visible to the naked eye. These microspheres release the antibiotic over time, killing bacteria so that your gums can heal better.

Severe Gum Disease

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Robert Vazquez to the Atlanta Dental Center.  He was asked to join our team for his high level of proficiency as a periodontist,  and as an implant dentist. If you have severe gum disease you will be referred to Dr. Vazqez for a consultation and treatment. A periodontist specialises in everything to do with the structures around the teeth, including the gums.

Dr. Vazquez has been practicing periodontics for 14 years and stays fully up-to-date on all the latest technologies and procedures in periodontics.  Dr. Vazqez’s experience and training enable him to successfully treat even the most complicated cases.  He uses a laser for gum re-shaping as well as for removing diseased tissue, disinfection and for sealing the area in the “pocket”, this helps with faster healing and less post-operative pain.  He uses minimally invasive methods where possible, including microsurgical periodontal surgery.  He is also able to do surgical procedures where the severity of the gum disease warrants it.

Easy, flexible scheduling with no waiting times

We are open as early as 7:20am and as late as 7pm so that you can get the dental care you need before or after work. And since we do not ‘double schedule’ like some dental offices do, we won’t keep you waiting long in our reception area.

To request an appointment online, please fill out our online appointment form. One of our  staff will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your appointment.

To make an appointment, call 404.800.1442 or click here to request an appointment online.