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We are a full service Norcross dental family practice where we can take care of most of your family's dental needs under one roof.  Our goal is to provide the highest quality dental treatment while making you as comfortable as possible during the process and with results that will make you smile.
Your comfort during treatment is extra important to us. With over 30 years of experience, we are able to make your visits as pleasant as possible. With modern pain control techniques, including nitrous oxide and conscious and IV sedation, fear of the dentist is now a thing of the past.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Gum Treatment
  • Oral Surgery
  • Dentures
  • Orthodontics
  • Invisible Braces/Invisalign®
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Children's Dentistry
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction

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To schedule an appointment with a Norcross dentist, contact Gangwisch Dental Group, serving Norcross and all of the Atlanta area.







Testimonials

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




    • Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Ohio State University
    • Former Dental Officer, U.S. Navy
    • Former Clinical Instructor of Operative Dentistry, Emory University School of Dentistry
    • Fellowship and Mastership, Academy of General Dentistry
    • Diplomate of American Board of General Dentistry (Board Certified General Dentist)
    • Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Published Author, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Volunteer Dentist, Ben Massell Dental Clinic

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    Dr. John D. Hulsey, D.M.D.




    • Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, Medical University of South Carolina
    • General Practice Dental Residency, East Carolina University
    • Volunteer Dentist, Ben Massell Dental Clinic

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    Porcelain Crowns

    Porcelain Crowns Done By a Norcross Dentist

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    This patient's teeth have been destroyed by grinding his teeth together. Norcross dentist, 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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    Cosmetic Bonding

    Cosmetic Bonding by a Dentist in Norcross

    About This Case

    This patient suffered from fluorosis of the teeth. Since she was only in high school, Norcross 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 Norcross GA

    About This Case

    This patient was born with front teeth that were malformed called peg lateral incisors. Norcross 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 Norcross GA

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

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    Orthodontics and Bridges

    Orthodontics and Bridges By a Dentist in Norcross GA

    About This Case

    This patient was born missing his two lateral incisors. Norcross 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 Norcross GA

    About This Case

    This patient was born missing her two lateral incisors. Norcross 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 Norcross GA

    About This Case

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

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    • 11/30/12Read MorePlacement of Dental Implants Once the gum tissue has been reflected away from the bone, the surgeon can drill on the bone all day without any discomfort, only vibration because there are no nerve endings in the bone. To place an implant, there must be adequate bone to hold the titanium cylinder. Now 3D x-rays are available to accurately measure the amount of bone and to avoid major structures such as nerves and sinuses. An incision is made in the gums, then the gums are pulled back to give the surgeon full visibility of bone. A hole is drilled into the bone and then the titanium implant is screwed right into the bone. The gums are sutured back into place and the implant is left under the gums undisturbed for a number of months. This allows the bone to grow directly around the implant, a process called osseointegration. Finally, once the implant site has fully healed, the implant can be uncovered and restored to a new tooth.    Read More
    • 11/30/12Read MoreTooth Knocked Out On The Ball FieldIn my dental career, I have had the opportunity to assist two people who have had a tooth knocked out at a sporting event. The second one was during a baseball game that I was coaching. My left fielder ran at fullspeed right into the outfield fence. He was down on the ground while the ball was in play, then while I was running out to check on him (it was a high school field, so I had to run quite a ways to get to him), he got up and came to me with something in his hand. It was his front tooth. It turns out that of the ten foot sections of the cyclone fence, he would decide to choose the few inches of pole to collide with. Needless to say, when it came to toothversuspole - the pole won. There were no facilities at this field (it was serviced by a Port-A-John), I had him roll the tooth around in his mouth to clean it. Then, after asking his parent's permission, I reinserted it back into the socket. He handled it very well for a 14 year old because I could tell he saw stars when I put it in. After the game, I took him over to my office, opened up the tooth and placed medicine inside and then splinted it to the surrounding teeth with braces. Later I did a root canal on the tooth and removed the braces then and rebuilt the chipped tooth. Now his smile looks as good as new.  Read More
    • 07/15/12Read MoreGum Line FillingsThe gum line (cervical area) is a common location for fillings to be needed. They can be needed due to decay, toothbrush abrasion, erosion, or abfraction. Cavities along the gum line are totally preventable with good oral hygiene on a daily basis. Toothbrush abrasion is another preventable reason for needing cervical fillings. Chemical erosion can dissolve tooth structure. It is most common on any exposed dentin since dentin is significantly softer than enamel and the gum line is where most of the exposed dentin will be. Chemical erosion can come from acidic foods or reflux of stomach acids. Abfraction is thought to be caused by tooth flexure from biting and chewing forces. It is postulated that tiny particles of tooth structure fracture off at the cervical area eventually getting deep enough that it would need to be repaired. There are two types of materials used to restore cervical defects — composite and glass ionomer. Glass ionomer is most helpful in individuals with a high cavity rate. The glass ionomer will leach fluoride into the surrounding tooth structure making those areas more decay resistant. Unfortunately, glass ionomers are not very wear resistant and need to be replaced frequently. The other material that is used for gum line fillings is composite, the one that is normally used for tooth-colored fillings. Since the composite doesn’t leach fluoride, it tends to get small cavities around its edges and must be replaced frequently. The best thing to do is prevention by gentle tooth brushing along the gum line on a daily basis.Read More
    • 07/15/12Read MorePin Retained FillingsMany times, teeth can be so broken down due to extreme decay or fracture that there is not enough tooth structure available to hold a filling in place. In most of these cases, a crown (cap) would be indicated. However, certain situations may call for a change in plans. Things like inability to afford a crown, an unstable gum situation, waiting to see if a recent root canal will work, or any situation where the long term progression (outlook) is questionable are all possible reasons to go with just a filling. When there is not enough tooth structure to hold a filling, then pin retention is indicated. Pins are tiny threaded screws that are placed about millimeter into dentin. A pilot hole ever so slightly smaller than the pin is drilled into the tooth, then the pin is screwed into place. An amalgam (metal) or composite (tooth-colored) filling is then placed over the top. The pin is only used for retaining the filling on the tooth. It does not reinforce like a rebar does with concrete. Pins have been known to cause microcracks in the dentin, however, I have not seen a fracture of the underlying tooth structure that was severe enough to lose the tooth that was caused by the pin alone.Read More
    • 07/15/12Read MoreDental PostsOnce root canal treatment has been performed then the tooth must be restored. Root canals are usually performed on teeth that are quite broken down and therefore must be built up to have enough tooth structure available to hold onto a crown. In order to retain the core buildup, many times a post must be placed inside the root canal. This is done by removing a portion of the root canal filling material (the part closest to the tip of the root is left to seal the end) and drilling out the proper size to accept the post (no need to worry about the drilling — remember there is no nerve in a root canal tooth). Then, the dentist chooses one of two types — a cast post and core or a prefabricated post. The cast post and core has advantages in that the core buildup is made as one piece with the post so there is no way for the two to separate. A disadvantage is that it must be fabricated outside of the mouth and therefore cannot be cemented on the same day, however, other provisions must be made to build up the tooth. Some prefabricated posts are metal and some of the newer ones are made of carbon fiber composite. The newer carbon fiber ones have a little bit of give to them and they look promising on possibly reducing root fractures in teeth with posts.Read More
    • 07/15/12Read MoreRoot Canal IrrigantsWhen a dentist does a root canal, he opens up the tooth to expose its inner contents and cleans out all remnants of the nerve and any necrotic tissue. Removing all organic deposits is tantamount in allowing for a good final seal. Any left over pieces of debris will contaminate the filling material and cause it to leak and fail prematurely. An irrigating solution is important to not only help flush debris from the canal during the cleaning process, but to also provide final disinfection of the canal before it is filled. Sodium hypochlorite, the main ingredient in common household bleach, makes an ideal irrigating solution. It will emulsify living tissue so that it can easily be flushed from the canals. This is especially important when working in canals that have lots of nooks and crannies for vital and non-vital tissues to hide. When an oxygenating agent is added it will bubble out hiding debris that cannot be mechanically removed with the thin files that the dentist uses to clean and shape the canals. It is important that the irrigant stay within the confines of the root canal space so as to not cause peripheral tissue damage. Once the irrigant has done its job, it is dried up with points of absorbent paper, but it still has the residual effect of disinfection before the root canals are filled.Read More

    At Gangwisch Dental Group, Norcross Dentists Dr. Gangwisch and Dr. Hulsey provides dentistry for the entire family to all of those living around the Norcross GA area. These dentists in Norcross GA offer sedation dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction, extreme makeover, reconstructive dentistry, Lumineers®, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, dental implants, and dental bonding. Call us at 770-923-3966 for more information.