Dr. Gangwisch Portrait

Dr. Richard P. Gangwisch, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., A.B.G.D.
Board Certified General Dentist




What is Board Certified


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Ohio State University
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Augusta University Dental College of Georgia
  • Former Dental Officer, U.S. Navy
  • Former Clinical Instructor of Operative Dentistry, Emory University School of Dentistry
  • Fellowship and Mastership, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award (twice), Academy of General Dentistry
  • Diplomate of American Board of General Dentistry (Board Certified General Dentist)
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Published Author, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Volunteer Dentist, Ben Massell Dental Clinic

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Dr. Hulsey Portrait

Dr. John D. Hulsey, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.




What is a Fellow of the AGD
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, Medical University of South Carolina
  • General Practice Dental Residency, East Carolina University
  • Fellowship, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Emory University
  • Volunteer Dentist, Ben Massell Dental Clinic since 2003

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Dr. Parab Portrait

Dr. Ekta Parab, D.M.D.




  • Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, Dental College of Georgia
  • Member of the American Dental Association
  • Member of the Georgia Dental Association
  • Member of the Northern District Dental Society

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Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Crowns Done By a Lawrenceville Dentist


About This Case

This patient's teeth have been destroyed by grinding his teeth together. Dr. Gangwisch, was able to bring his teeth back to life with all porcelain crowns and give him an absolutely dazzling smile.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Done By a Lawrenceville Dentist


About This Case

This patient did not like the spaces between her front teeth. Her choices were to do Invisalign orthodontics or to cover the issue with porcelain veneers. This patient decided on porcelain veneers and Dr. Gangwisch was able to give her a stunningly beautiful smile.

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Porcelain Crown

Porcelain Crown Done By a Lawrenceville Dentist

About This Case

This patient bumped her front tooth when she was a child. The tooth darkened dramatically over the years. Dr. Gangwisch was able to restore her smile to its original beauty.

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Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic Bonding by a Dentist in Lawrenceville

About This Case

This patient suffered from fluorosis of the teeth. Since she was only in high school, Lawrenceville dentist Dr. Gangwisch treated her with conservative bonding. Now she has no problem smiling wide!

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Laminates By a Dentist in Lawrenceville GA

About This Case

This patient was born with front teeth that were malformed called peg lateral incisors. Lawrenceville dentist Dr. Gangwisch placed porcelain laminates over those teeth and now they look just like his natural teeth.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Laminates By a Dentist in Lawrenceville GA

About This Case

This patient had taken an antibiotic called tetracycline when she was younger which darkened her teeth dramatically. Lawrenceville dentist Dr. Gangwisch placed porcelain laminates over those teeth and now she isn't shy about smiling anymore.

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Teeth Bleaching

Teeth Bleaching By a Dentist in Lawrenceville GA

About This Case

This patient was unhappy with the dullness of her teeth. Using a very gentle, at-home bleaching approach, Dr. Gangwisch was able to give her the radiant smile that she had always wanted.

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Orthodontics and Bridges

Orthodontics and Bridges By a Dentist in Lawrenceville GA

About This Case

This patient was born missing his two lateral incisors. Lawrenceville dentist Dr. Gangwisch placed orthodontically moved his teeth and built bridges to replace his missing teeth.

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Orthodontics and Bridges

Orthodontics and Bridges By a Dentist in Lawrenceville GA

About This Case

This patient was born missing her two lateral incisors. Lawrenceville dentist Dr. Gangwisch placed orthodontically moved her teeth and built Maryland (bonded) bridges to replace her missing teeth giving her a beautiful smile.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Laminates By a Dentist in Lawrenceville GA

About This Case

This patient was dissatisfied with the space between his two front teeth. Lawrenceville dentist Dr. Gangwisch placed porcelain laminates over those teeth and now they look just like his natural teeth.

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  • Read More Home Care for Your Child's Teeth (Part II)
    You should brush your children’s teeth twice a day. Afterwards, I recommend giving the toothbrush and floss to them to let them go through the motions. Even though they will probably not do the most thorough job, at least they get into the routine of good habits which should help them throughout the rest of their life. You should use a children’s size of toothbrush so that you can access all parts of their tiny mouths. The toothpaste should be one that has been approved by the American Dental Association. It should have fluoride in order to help strengthen the enamel and make them more resistant to cavities. You should only use enough toothpaste to form the size of a pea. And your child should spit out the excess toothpaste when you are done. Swallowing a little bit of toothpaste won’t hurt anything, however, ingesting moderate amounts can cause a condition called fluorosis which is white splotchiness of the tooth enamel. Ingesting large amounts can be toxic and so you should monitor your child. Read More

  • Read More Baby Bottle Cavities
    Putting a child to bed with a bottle of milk or juice can cause a rampant, severe case of cavities. When a child is dozing off to sleep with a bottle, the liquid will tend to pool around the front teeth. The sugar in the liquid is the fuel that the cavity causing bacteria use to produce acids which eat away at the tooth enamel. Baby bottle cavities are characterized by a significant number of cavities in the front teeth. The decay can result in such deep cavities that could cause pain and accesses. The choices to take care of the problem is either expensive restoration or removal of the teeth. Since the front teeth are not as important for maintaining space for the permanent teeth, removal is not a bad option, however, it can have psychological effects on the child one they go to school. Therefore, prevention is the best policy. If the child does need a bottle to go to sleep, then it should only have water in it. Read More

  • Read More Normal Eruption of Teeth
    The first teeth to appear in the mouth are usually the lower central incisors. They tend to erupt anywhere from six to twelve months of age. The rest of the baby teeth follow suit with the second molars coming in at around two years of age. After that, things are pretty constant until kindergarten. The permanent teeth tend to erupt at 6-7 years of age, however, a range of 5-8 years is still within the normal range. Just because your child has not lost their first baby tooth by their eighth birthday, would not be a cause of concern. However, if no teeth have been shed by age nine, it is best to consult a physician just to rule out any possible endocrine problems. The first permanent molars usually come in around six years of age, hence the name “six year molars”. The twelve year molars are the second molars, and the third molars are the wisdom teeth that usually erupt between 17 and 25 years of age. Read More

  • Read More Thumb-sucking (Part I)
    Thumb-sucking is a natural reflex for babies. The habit can continue for the first few years of childhood without any permanent damage being done. However, if the habit is not discontinued by the time that the permanent teeth erupt, then the mouth can become permanently deformed. The classic look of a chronic thumbsucker is tiny prominent upper central incisors (or buck teeth) along with a receded chin. It’s possible that there can be a speech impediment also. It’s not really the pressure of the thumb physically pulling the teeth forward that causes the deformity. When the thumb is present when the child swallows, it redirects the tongue downwards away from its natural position in the roof of the mouth. When the thumb is not present, the tongue will continue to thrust forward causing the upper teeth to shift forward and the pressure from the cheeks will collapse the arches inward. Read More

  • Read More Thumb-sucking (Part II)
    By not stopping a thumb-sucking habit by the time that the permanent teeth erupt, the child will not swallow properly. This causes a dreadful muscle imbalance which affects the direction and growth of the jaw bones and the final placement of the teeth. The upper arch tends to be long and narrow since the tongue tends to thrust forward with each swallow. The lower jaw will tend to be smaller because the tongue will usually be swallowing forward. Once the thumb-sucking habit is stopped, the orthodontic problems persist since the muscles are in imbalance. When orthodontic treatment is done, the muscle imbalance and swallowing issues must be addressed or else rapid relapse can occur. Things such as myofunctional therapy or tongue exercises are best instituted before any orthodontics is started. This will allow for a much more stable result. Read More

  • Read More Thumb-sucking (Part III)
    There is no need to worry about your child’s thumb-sucking habit during their pre-school years, however, if they have not stopped by the time that the permanent teeth come in, then life long damage can occur. Many times, peer pressure in school alone can cause a child to stop the habit. However, an occasional child will still persist, especially at night while sleeping. Many methods have been proposed and tried to break the habit. No one technique works for every child. There are positive and negative ways. Using positive reinforcement can be very effective but requires a lot of work. You can get a calendar and stick a star on for everyday that the child doesn’t suck their thumb. So many days in a row can earn a reward. This requires lots of parental participation and is difficult to break nighttime sucking. Other methods include wrapping the thumb in tape or gauze or placing a sock over it while sleeping. Read More

 



 
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Invisalign

Invisalign can help improve your smile! At Killian Hill Dental Care in Lilburn, Invisalign is recommended as a way to straighten your teeth without braces.


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    At Killian Hill Dental Care, Lilburn Dentists Dr. Gangwisch and Dr. Hulsey, serving the surrounding communities of Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Snellville, Stone Mountain, Grayson, Loganville, Duluth, Norcross, Lithonia, and the metropolitan Atlanta area, provides dentistry for the entire family. These dentists in Lilburn GA offer sedation dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction, extreme makeover, reconstructive dentistry, Lumineers®, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, dental implants, and dental bonding.

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    912 Killian Hill Rd., Suite 100
    Lilburn, GA 30047
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