4 Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease

Gum disease, also called gingivitis, affects many people. However, with the proper understanding and care, it can be prevented in most cases. Here are 4 common risk factors that increase your probability of getting gingivitis. Stress: Increased stress in your life impedes your immune system. This makes it harder fight off infection, including gum disease. Stress can also lead to... read more »

Treatments Featuring Dental Lasers

You may have heard of laser dentistry before, but do you really recognize what it’s all about? It’s not always as straightforward as it sounds. (And to be fair, it doesn’t sound straightforward.) Here are a few examples of procedures that can be augmented by lasers. (This post is for informative purposes only; our office might not perform all of... read more »

Signs of Gum Disease

Do you know how to spot the symptoms of periodontal disease, also called gum disease? Periodontal disease is a common oral infection that affects the gum tissue in your mouth, typically around the teeth. If you have gum disease, your gums may appear swollen, unusually red, and can often be sensitive or sore. Another sign of gum disease occurs with... read more »

General Information about Healthy Food Choices

Although many foods and drinks can damage your teeth, there are some products that can enhance them. These products include crunchy foods that are high in water, as the water is useful in washing away harmful materials to help keep your teeth clean. Furthermore, the ingredients in food may also help enhance your oral health. Saliva is a natural process... read more »

Three Factors That Contribute to Gum Recession

When the oral tissues in the mouth become irritated, they can pull back from the teeth and expose the tooth roots. Unfortunately, this condition, known as gum recession, results in severe tooth sensitivity, an unappealing or "gummy" smile, and possibly lowered self-esteem.  If you are experiencing receding gums in Lawrenceville, Georgia, our periodontist, Dr. David E. Pearson, is here to... read more »

How Does Having an ADA Dentist Make a Difference?

Your dentist is a member of the American Dental Association, which means he meets requirements to be a part of the organization. Because the ADA cares about you and your smile, it ensures that Dr. David E. Pearson makes and keeps promises each day. The first promise is to respect a patient’s wants and needs. This means Dr. David E.... read more »

The Basics of Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection that attacks the gum tissues. If left untreated, this disease can lead to tooth loss. Dr. David E. Pearson may suggest treatment for gum disease if you have any of the following symptoms: - Gums that bleed easily - Gums that are red, tender, or swollen - Gums that are receding from the teeth -... read more »

Do You Suffer from Dental Anxiety?

If you, or a loved one, suffers from dental anxiety, you are not alone. Here at David E. Pearson DMD PC in Lawrenceville, Georgia, we want you to feel safe and confident in our care, which is why we offer these tips and tricks to help you in the dental chair. Dental anxiety is a real anxiety condition that gives... read more »

If You Are Missing a Molar, It Can Be Restored with a Dental Implant

The average adult has eight large molars in the back of their mouth. These teeth are designed to work together to grind and chew the foods you eat. If one is lost to a severe cavity or some form of dental trauma, it can severely limit your natural oral function. In a situation like this Dr. David E. Pearson might... read more »

Severe Tooth Loss Periodontitis Might Be Addressed by Dentures

The American Dental Association notes that a significant number of people over the age of 60 suffer from moderate to severe gum disease. Chronic, severe gum disease (known as periodontitis) can cause significant infection in the gums near the roots of teeth. In time, it can even cause a loss of bone structure, causing the loss of a high number... read more »