Anderson Aesthetic
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108 Michelin Blvd, Anderson, SC 29625 | Directions
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Better Dental Health through Oral Hygiene at Anderson Aesthetic & Family Dentistry, Anderson SC

It is our goal at Anderson Aesthetic & Family Dentistry to help you keep your mouth healthy. Decay and gum disease are just two of the most common diseases affecting people today. Seventy-five percent of the population has some form of periodontal disease, but the majority does not realize this. Our licensed hygienist has extensive training in the treatment of periodontal disease. We strive to bring increased oral hygiene care to Anderson, SC to aid in the treatment of gum disease.

Gingivitis is a bacterial infection of the gums that is reversible. However, periodontitis is a gum and bone disease, meaning the infection has spread from the gum into the bone where permanent damage can occur. If detected early, it can be treated and controlled

Our office utilizes an intra-oral camera specifically designed to detect periodontal disease in its earliest stages by detecting inflamed gum tissue.

Periodontal disease is a serious infection that has been linked to heart disease, artery blockages, strokes, diabetes, and other degenerative diseases. Medications can also be a contributing factor in the health of your gums. Every patient has different needs and Dr. Groeber and our hygienist are trained to determine the level of care needed to maintain optimal oral health. They will evaluate you for any signs and symptoms of periodontal disease at each check-up. Some of these symptoms include chronic bad breath, swollen, bleeding gums, and loose teeth. If you notice any of these signs, please contact Dr. Groeber for an evaluation.

Dr. Groeber and his hygienist offer several treatment options for periodontal disease including:

  • Deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) using local anesthetic and our gentle therapeutic Cavitron water-scaler, which flushes and irrigates the gums with a prescription strength antimicrobial medicine while removing calculus and bacteria.
  • Use of localized antibiotic treatment (Arestin) in deep gum pockets when indicated, which often results in four times better healing results.
  • In more complex cases, using Oral DNA Labs to analyze the bacteria in patient's saliva and targeting specific bacteria with appropriate oral antibiotics.

Periodontal maintenance cleanings, to maintain periodontal health after treatment has been performed.

It is important to get regular check-ups and exams to keep your mouth healthy. This aids us in spotting ineffective oral hygiene habits and helping you reverse them through patient education. In addition, it’s vital to begin children early on regular dental checkups to help teach the benefits of good oral hygiene for kids.

Dr. Groeber now offers two new diagnostic tests that give valuable information to your dental clinician for the assessment and treatment of your condition.

  • MyPerioPath Test: Identifies and measures certain bacteria that can cause gingivitis and periodontitis
  • MyPeriodIDPST Test: Determines if you are at increased risk for severe gum tissue infections

These tests are quick and simple, as well as noninvasive and easy to perform. By performing these tests, we can treat and remove the affected diseased tissue and the bacteria found in the gums. It’s our hope that these tests will help us in our aim to bring exemplary oral hygiene practices to Anderson, S.C.

Reasons that these tests may be recommended to you include:

  • Clinical signs of infection are present (inflamed gum tissue – red, swollen or bleeding gums)
  • Visible signs of periodontitis are evident (bone loss around teeth, periodontal pockets)
  • You have family history of periodontal disease
  • Confirmation of your oral health is needed prior to surgery
  • You have other medical conditions that make you more susceptible to periodontal infections
  • For the assessment of your periodontal health and genetic risk to periodontal infections

Benefits of good oral hygiene:

  • Decrease cavities: Twice daily brushing and once daily flossing combined with seeing us on a regular basis for preventive dental cleanings drastically reduces the chance of cavities.
  • Prevent bad breath: Good oral hygiene helps minimize the risk of turning people away from what you have to say due to your bad breath.
  • Reduce the risk of oral cancer: Excellent oral hygiene and routine dental appointments help prevent oral cancer or allow it to be detected early enough to receive prompt treatment.
  • Lower your risk of gum disease! Regular flossing and professional dental cleanings will often minimize your chance of gum disease. It also gives us the opportunity to spot it early enough that it is much easier to stop it before detrimental effects occur.

As more studies show the definitive link between the health of your gums and the health of your body, the team at Anderson Aesthetic & Family Dentistry wants to help you live a healthy, happy life. That’s why our care extends beyond just caring for your teeth but striving towards helping you achieve your optimal health. We are excited to help the Anderson, Belton, and Greenville County S.C. communities with improving oral hygiene for improved health! Call us today to schedule your consultation appointment. (864) 224-7812.