Augusta & Evans, GA Cosmetic Dentist
Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
1450 Anthony Road Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 738-4723
3991 Amberley Trail Evans, GA 30809
(706) 303-8283
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Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
1450 Anthony Road
Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 738-4723

Summerville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
3991 Amberley Trail
Evans, GA 30809 
(706) 303-8283

 

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth. They can help your dentist diagnose gum diseases, gingivitis and periodontitis. These exams can also reveal receding gums, exposed roots, tooth grinding and other problems, making periodontal exams vital to maintaining proper oral health. Regular dental exams are important as they can reveal evidence of gum disease in its early stages.

During your periodontal examination, your dentist will check:

  • For any lumps or abnormal areas in the mouth
  • Whether any of your teeth are missing or loose
  • The color, texture, size and shape of your gums
  • Whether you have fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants
  • How much plaque is on your teeth
  • The depth of the space between your tooth and gum

Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums. Dental x-rays can determine if the inflammation has spread to the supporting structures on the teeth so treatment can be started to correct the problem. Periodontitis occurs when gingivitis goes untreated, which makes periodontal exams vital to preventing and putting an end to gum diseases.

Your dentist will complete a periodontal exam with each visit, emphasizing the importance of regular, routine visits to your dentist's office.


Scott Wingard, D.M.D.

Scott Wingard, D.M.D. orginally from Powder Springs, Georgia near Atlanta attended Georgia Southern University to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Biology.

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