Gary A. Bartholomew, DMD


Hygiene Services

Maintaining Your Oral Health
periodontal gum disease Regular visits to the dentist have been proven to help prevent dental decay and gum disease. Dr. Bartholomew and our Hygiene Team work together to monitor your dental health and perform preventive treatments to help keep your smile healthy.

Routine Cleanings and Checkups
We recommend that our patients visit our office every 3-6 months for routine preventive care. At this visit, we will take necessary digital xrays and Dr. Bartholomew will perform a dental examination to evaluate the condition of your teeth, gums and jaw joints. We may recommend fluoride treatments or sealants to help prevent tooth decay.

Periodontal Disease
Periodontal Disease is a progressive disease that begins when bacteria penetrate and grow beneath the gums. As the disease spreads, gum tissue and eventually bone become infected and are destroyed. If left untreated, periodontal disease can break down enough bone and gum tissue to cause teeth in the affected area to become loose and eventually fall out.

Common signs of Periodontal Disease are bleeding or swollen gums, persistent bad breath, or receding gums or "loose" teeth that do not have a history of trauma.
  • Stress, smoking and poor nutrition can be contributing factors to gum disease.
  • Recent studies also indicate that there is a link between the bacteria that cause periodontal disease and increased risk of heart disease, stroke and pre-term low birth weight
  • Inflammation related to periodontal disease can also contribute to complications in diabetic patients.

If detected early, periodontal disease can often be treated in our office with nonsurgical treatment supported by effective home care. In some cases, surgical procedures may be required to treat bone loss or advanced penetration of the infection. We may refer this type of case to a gum specialist, or Periodontist to maintain an assertive approach to this detrimental disease.

Your Health is Important - Contact Us to schedule your next preventive visit & take care of your smile!


Gary A. Bartholomew, DMD
350 Country Club Drive, Suite E
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281
Ph:  770.507.7435

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Gary A. Bartholomew, DMD, PC  |  350 Country Club Drive, Suite E  |  Stockbridge, GA 30281  |  Phone: 770.507.7435
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