Gum Disease Treatment

gum disease treatment with a dentist near Watkinsville and Jefferson GA

Gum disease (which is also commonly known as periodontal disease) is an inflammatory condition that affects gum tissue. Periodontal disease is said to occur in as many as eighty percent of all Americans, causing symptoms as simple as discomfort, all the way to harsher symptoms such as tooth loss and jaw decay.

Recent studies have linked gum disease to an increased risk of:


  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers, including pancreatic cancers
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Complications controlling blood sugar levels in diabetes
  • Low birth weight for babies
  • Premature birth

With all of the serious health risks associated with periodontal disease, Dr. Glenn Alex and his staff in Athens offer advanced gum therapies that can be used to treat and even reverse the disease. These therapies for gum disease treatment are more effective and comfortable than ever before, and can get you back on the path to great oral health.

Some of the treatments we use to combat gum disease include:


periodontal disease and gum disease dentistry in Athens

Ultrasonic Scaler | Our practice uses the Cavitron ultrasonic scaler to help as a gum disease treatment. It is a state-of-the-art tool that uses high frequency ultrasonic waves to help clear away pockets of harmful bacteria below the gum line. Our Ultrasonic scaler makes periodontal therapy more effective, more comfortable, and more thorough.

Soft Tissue Management | We use a laser-like hand-held device to gently remove damaged or diseased gum tissue and kill bacteria below the gum line.

Antibiotic Treatment | Powerful antibiotics, such as Arestin and Atridox, have been developed specifically for the treatment of periodontal disease. After soft tissue management treatment or ultrasonic scaler treatment we will place these antibiotics under the gum line to continue to kill the harmful bacteria over time.

If you have any form of periodontal disease, we can help. Have more questions about how we can help with gum disease treatment? Call us today at our office in Athens if you are in the area, including Watkinsville and Jefferson GA!

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Glenn Alex DMD

Dr. Glenn Alex and his staff provide amazing cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and even treat TMJ disorders. Call today for an appointment if you are in the Athens area, including Watkinsville and Jefferson GA.
140A Trinity Pl
Athens, GA 30607
Call: 706-549-5678706-549-5678 info@glennalex.com

Patient Testimonials

  • Dr. Alex is one of the gentlest dentists I have ever known. His team is experienced and equally nice. It's no wonder they have been working with him for so long. The environment is as clean and new-looking as when it was first built. Dr. Alex does exceptional work and is an asset to Athens. You are lucky to be able to get an appointment with him!
    Jeff Dirkens
  • Dr. Alex and his staff are quite friendly and professional. They are interested in the patient's dental health and well being. The initial examination is quite thorough and all problems are explained and available treatments are recommended. The problems discovered underscore the necessity of regular exams and discourage procrastination.
    Whit Lester
  • Dr. Alex was the perfect choice and I have been seeing him for about seven years. I couldn't be happier.
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