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.

Have You Heard About The Gum Lift?


With today's trend towards cosmetic procedures, most anything can be "lifted", including your gums!  A gum lift is a highly rewarding procedure for people who have always disliked their "gummy" smile.  You've seen it--when a person smiles, there is a prominent display of their gums and the teeth appear to be short.  Our patients will [...]

Have You Heard About The Gum Lift?2019-01-28T15:29:05-05:00

Do You Need Dental Cleanings Every 3 Months?


You know the phrase--an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Most adults would highly benefit from having their teeth cleaned every 3 months.  The recommendation of 6 months is simply outdated.  Also, for people who have had periodontal disease actively treated and under control, a regular 6-month cleaning is no longer appropriate.  [...]

Do You Need Dental Cleanings Every 3 Months?2018-12-28T09:35:03-05:00

Swollen Gums: Top 3 Causes


Swollen gums are certainly not normal, ie. healthy.  Swelling can be acute or chronic, isolated to a singular tooth/area of the mouth or can be more generalized. It can also go away and come back.  None of these scenarios is good for your mouth and should be evaluated.  Swelling or inflammation is our body's response [...]

Swollen Gums: Top 3 Causes2018-11-08T12:35:59-05:00

Perioscopy: Is It For You?


The very latest treatment for periodontal disease is the Perioscope--and the best news is that it is non-surgical!  No laser, no scalpel, no sutures and no downtime. Periodontal disease is treated in a number of ways by removing the deposits that build up on the root under the gum line. These deposits are not able [...]

Perioscopy: Is It For You?2018-09-27T08:58:24-04:00

Root Sensitivity–Everything You Wanted to Know


Tooth sensitivity is technically dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity. If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful then you have dentin hypersensitivity. Often the direct source of this sensitivity is an exposed root.  For this blog's purpose, we will [...]

Root Sensitivity–Everything You Wanted to Know2018-12-28T09:16:11-05:00

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!2018-06-15T11:17:19-04:00

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 Disease2018-04-16T10:56:04-04:00

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 Recognize2018-03-16T16:44:18-04:00

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 Implants2017-12-28T12:48:03-05:00

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?2018-12-27T11:20:01-05:00
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