About The Gum Doc

Dr. Edelstein has been providing periodontal care in the Atlanta area for over 35 years. His goal is for patients to not only have long-lasting outcomes but have excellent experiences. Dr. Edelstein is also a fine art photographer. His creativity brings that extra special touch to his patients and how he cares for them.

NOT Replacing a Missing Tooth? Reveal the Cost Here!


Is It Really Important to Replace a Missing Tooth? According to the American College of Prosthodontics, 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth and more than 35 million people don’t have any teeth, at all. Tooth loss occurs due to a number of reasons, some of which are quite preventable [...]

NOT Replacing a Missing Tooth? Reveal the Cost Here!2018-06-15T11:17:19+00:00

Top 3 Risk Factors for Gum Disease


A risk factor is something that increases the likelihood of developing a disease or injury. In other words, it co-exists with a disease or injury and can contribute to a disease developing, worsening, or affect the treatment for the particular condition.  Periodontal disease, an oral bacterial infection that can result in bone and tooth loss, is [...]

Top 3 Risk Factors for Gum Disease2018-04-16T10:56:04+00:00

Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease Anyone Can Recognize


Did you know that approximately half of the American adult population has periodontal or gum disease?  Did you also know that over the age of 65, the prevalence of this infection increases to 75%?  The CDC recently published the largest study to date and the results were compelling. Furthermore, the warning signs can be easy [...]

Warning Signs of Periodontal Disease Anyone Can Recognize2018-03-16T16:44:18+00:00

Top 5 Reasons For Dental Implants


Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and have become the standard of care in dentistry.  They have an excellent long-term success rate and patients who have them report a high satisfaction rate and in some cases even an improved quality of life! Basically a dental implant is comprised of three different [...]

Top 5 Reasons For Dental Implants2017-12-28T12:48:03+00:00

Are You Causing Your Own Gum Recession?


Have you noticed that your teeth somehow look longer?  Or that your gum line has become uneven?  Do your gums have an "aged" apearance--what some folks call "long in the tooth"?  If you answer "yes" to any of these questions then you may be suffering from a very common problem called gum recession, or gingival recession. The [...]

Are You Causing Your Own Gum Recession?2017-10-26T12:18:36+00:00

Gum Disease is Tied To This Particular Risk for Older Women!


A recent New York Times article reveals that periodontal disease is associated with a higher risk for cancer, particularly for older women.  Researchers followed more than 65,000 women whose average age was 68. Information on periodontal disease was gathered and the study was controlled for race, age, family history of cancer, smoking and other variables. [...]

Gum Disease is Tied To This Particular Risk for Older Women!2017-10-09T15:52:23+00:00

Is Your Mouth “Bugging” You?


Did you know that oral inflammation (periodontal disease) is an epidemic?  Under the age of 65, 50% of the adult population has periodontal disease.  The prevalence goes up to about 75% over the age of 65!  That's a lot of oral "bugs" in our adult population and we now know the research is overwhelmingly suggestive that [...]

Is Your Mouth “Bugging” You?2017-09-27T09:49:29+00:00

Oral Symptoms to Never Ignore


Symptoms to Never Ignore Often, gum disease will try to get to your attention with various signs and symptoms.  We will discuss a few of the most common signs. However, the main message here is should you experience any of these concerns, see a gum specialist (periodontist) soon!  The earlier the diagnosis, the [...]

Oral Symptoms to Never Ignore2017-07-20T14:49:02+00:00

Bleeding Gums and Pregnancy: Should You Worry?


Chances are good that during your pregnancy,  you will experience a handful of new changes.  Bleeding gums could be one of them.  Pregnancy gingivitis is a common condition however because it is common doesn't mean it should be acceptable. The Problem Gingivitis and periodontal disease are an infection in your gums and can lead to [...]

Bleeding Gums and Pregnancy: Should You Worry?2017-06-21T13:50:20+00:00

Top 5 Reasons to See a Periodontist


Periodontists are very different from general dentists!  We are a dental specialty whose focus is the oral foundation--the gums and bone of your teeth.  The many advantages to seeing a periodontist are:  Expert services for a specific health concern, similar to visiting a cardiologist for heart disease.  Because a periodontist specializes in the foundation, our [...]

Top 5 Reasons to See a Periodontist2017-07-25T14:11:38+00:00