Periodontics Specialist

Nukoa Family Dentistry

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Duluth, GA

Gum disease is increasingly common and, if left untreated, can create severe problems for your teeth and jaws. At their location in Duluth, Georgia, Dr. Claudia Urrego-Torres and Dr. Juan Carlos Hernandez offer deep teeth cleanings and other preventive measures to stop gum disease before it starts. For more information, call Nukoa Family Dentistry or book your appointment online.

Periodontics Q & A

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease collectively refers to infections of the structures around the teeth, such as the gums or the periodontal ligament. One of the earliest stages of periodontal disease is gingivitis, an infection of the gums.

Bleeding or swollen gums are early warning signs that your gums may be infected. If left untreated, it can spread and eventually cause damage to your jawbone and the supporting structures. Your teeth can loosen and may even require extraction.

Most experts believe that certain types of bacteria in dental plaque are a leading cause of periodontal disease.


What is LANAPⓇ therapy?

Laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) is a surgical laser therapy that promotes the re-growth of tissues and bone. When tissues and bone are lost due to gum disease, the LANAP protocol provides a successful treatment alternative to surgery.

In addition to promoting bone and tissue growth, the laser targets and reduces inflammation without damaging any of the surrounding healthy gum tissue. Many patients prefer the laser to traditional surgery methods.

This innovative laser technology is available at Nukoa Family Dentistry.


What are the benefits of deep cleanings at the dentist?

Bacteria, tartar, and debris can collect naturally on your teeth and gum line, and if they’re left untreated, they can cause gingivitis, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. Deep cleanings can remove any buildup and prevent this from happening.

Plaque is composed of sugars and bacteria and naturally forms on your teeth, and tartar is hardened plaque. Regular scheduled deep cleanings with your Nukoa dentist will get rid of plaque, preventing tartar buildup on your teeth.

Tartar can also accumulate below the gum line where you can’t always reach during your self-cleaning routine. Professional deep cleanings get rid of this plaque and tartar on the gums and harder-to-reach areas.

Call or book your deep cleaning online and let your Nukoa dentist ensure your teeth are clean and free from gum disease.