Dr. Albert Caves is a family dentist in the Columbus, GA area. He offers several types of dental technology in his office, including laser technology, that allow him to provide his patients with the best possible results from treatment- often pain free!
Laser technology is very effective when treating gum disease, especially in its early stages. Gum disease is a dental problem that will affect 75% of adults at some point in their lives. Dr. Caves recommends that his patients come in twice per year for preventive care visits in his Columbus GA dental office. In this way gum disease and its adverse effects on overall dental health can be caught in its early stages and treated quickly and effectively. Dr. Caves makes a point of educating his patients to look for signs of gum disease.
Signs and symptoms of gum disease:
- Red, swollen or sore gums
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Mouth sores or pus between gums and teeth
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Changes in the fit of dentures
Recent studies have shown a link between gum disease and other health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. Gum disease is also a major contributing factor in tooth loss, which can lead to additional dental problems requiring more extensive treatments in order to restore oral health.
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Dr. Caves has incorporated laser dentistry into his Columbus dental office which has enabled him to offer his patients a more comfortable and effective treatment for gum disease as well as other dental issues. This minimally invasive technology can often be used without an anesthetic, thus allowing patients to return to their normal routine much faster. For those people who experience anxiety during dental procedures laser technology provides an effective treatment without the noise of a dental drill!
If you are in the Columbus, GA area and have experienced any of the above symptoms of possible gum disease contact Dr. Caves to schedule a consultation.