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Your gum health is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy smile. As you get older, you are at a higher risk for gum disease. Whether it is the early stages of periodontal disease, gingivitis, or more advanced forms of periodontitis, treatment is needed to stop this progressive disease from jeopardizing your oral and overall health. At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we offer effective general dentistry options for treating the different stages of gum disease at our office in Marietta.

Gum disease affects over fifty percent of adults over the age of thirty at some point in their life. Treatment can stop and even reverse the effects of gum disease; but if left untreated, it can lead to serious health issues. Not only can it eventually result in tooth loss, it can put you at higher risk of serious health problems. Gum disease has been linked to strokes, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.

Gum disease is a form of infection that can affect the tissue surrounding teeth. Treatment involves stopping this infection. This can be accomplished with deep cleanings of the teeth, medications to fight the infection and other methods to treat the infected gum tissue. If caught early, the gum tissue can be restored to health and prevent further oral and overall health problems.

Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease

Gum disease begins with gingivitis. This is caused by bacteria that can spark a gum infection. Excessive plaque and tartar lead to gingivitis and lifestyle choices like smoking or tobacco use can increase the risk of gum disease. Regular professional cleanings in combination with daily home oral care help fight gingivitis, which can have the following symptoms:

  • Receding gums
  • Bleeding when brushing
  • Tender or swollen gum tissue
  • Bad breath or halitosis

If you have any symptoms of gum disease or gingivitis, beginning treatment right away can help stop the progression. Contact Pure Smiles Dentistry today to schedule your next checkup and cleaning. Our dental team will check for signs of gum disease and offer a treatment plan to help you maintain your oral and overall health.

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

5.0 / 5.0

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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We are conveniently located on Dallas Highway near many restaurants and shops!

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon-Tues: 7AM – 7PM
Wed-Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM