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Periodontal Therapy Marietta, GA

Periodontitis is a serious infection of the gums that progresses over time. It starts as gingivitis, usually with receding, bleeding gums and becomes more devastating as it continues to diminish the health of the gums, jawbone and teeth. The bacteria that cause periodontitis can also spread to the bloodstream, putting you at risk for strokes, type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions. With general dentistry from Pure Smiles Dentistry, we can help stop the progression of gum disease with periodontal therapy options.

Gum Infection Treatment

To stop and even reverse periodontitis, the infection attacking the gum tissue must be treated. This starts with thorough dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar where the bacteria flourish and irritate the gum tissue. Prescription mouthwash can help fight the infection and frequent cleanings can help the gums heal while stopping the infection. The extent of treatment depends on the stage of gum disease. Deeper cleanings, including root scaling and planing, can be used to treat periodontitis and help restore gum health.

Scaling and Root Planing

When bacteria, plaque and tartar are hiding below the gum line, deeper cleanings of the tooth root are required to stop gum infections. This treatment involves scaling away tartar from the teeth roots, then planing or smoothing the roots. Since this needs to go beneath the gum line, the gums are numbed to prevent discomfort. The process of scaling and planing the roots is often done in sections since it can take a few hours to perform, but it is an effective option in stopping the progression of periodontitis and helping heal the gum tissue.

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, stop the progression and protect your health with periodontal therapy at Pure Smiles Dentistry. Contact our office to schedule your exam and begin treating your gum disease to maintain a healthy smile.

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

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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 - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month