Treatment for Gum Disease

Gum disease is an oral health condition that should never be taken lightly. Although its early stages are easily treated, advanced periodontal disease can pose serious threats to your smile and your overall health. Gum disease is not only the leading cause of tooth loss, but it has also been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and premature birth. At Marietta Smiles, we provide diligent care and treatment for gum disease to help patients avoid these consequences. Practicing good oral hygiene and attending your routine general dentistry treatments are vitally important to prevent gum disease and detect it at its earliest, most treatable stage.

Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, occurs when bacteria in the mouth multiply enough to cause swelling or inflammation in the gums. This marks the beginning stage of gum disease (gingivitis) and may also be accompanied by bleeding gums. Poor oral hygiene can cause plaque to build up and harden into tartar, which eventually damages the soft tissues around the teeth.

While gingivitis is easily reversed, more advanced gum disease can be more difficult to manage. At this point, deep pockets can form and the gums may start to pull away from the teeth. As these pockets get infected, the surrounding bone also becomes at risk for destruction. If periodontitis is not treated, tooth loss can occur. Understanding the signs of gum disease can help you detect gum disease and seek proper treatment before it is too late. Marietta Smiles offers a wide range of gum disease therapies depending on the severity of your condition. We always educate patients on the following gum disease symptoms:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth

Contact Marietta Smiles to learn your specific risk for gum disease. We proudly offer the most proven methods for treating periodontal concerns. Let us restore your smile health today.


Based on 22 reviews

Nicole C.
I have not been to a dentist in over 13+ years. They made me feel at home & really helped me stay clam during my process. I was in need of a "deep clean" and I can tell you it was just performed yesterday and today I feel NOTHING.. Not sore or bleeding gums. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Shakiera W.
I have been visiting the staff at Marietta Smiles for nearly 2 years and I have experience great service from them all. They are always so friendly and accommodating to my needs. I didn't feel ashamed about my initial visit with them (it had been nearly 10 years since my last dentist appt and my teeth were in bad shape) and they completely made me feel relaxed. They completely transformed my smile and improved the health of my teeth and gums. I experience little to pain when getting exams and cleaning. They have definitely taken the fear out of going to an appt, if anything I look forward to going! Thank you again to Dr. Nunez and the lovely staff at Marietta Smiles.
Chris S.
The people here are really nice and very helpful. I highly recommend coming to this office for any treatments needed for your teeth! I thank them highly for the help.
jeffrey d.
I've been coming to Marietta Smiles for years now and Dr Nunez and the team are professional, courteous , kind and caring. The always give me the best treatment and make me feel appreciated. Thanks
Lisa M.
The front desk people can make or break your experience with a dentist. The front desk people here are awesome. They take care of everything and don't mind if you change an appt.
George K.
Cleaning appt. This was my first time with Abbey. She was great!!! I was in a hurry and they got me in and out pretty quick.
Patrick J.
AMAZING The experience started when I called to see if they could help me with an "emergency". Liz was empathetic and listened to me about what was going on. She was able to fit me in to be seen. Once I got there, I was greeted by Shannon who made sure I did not have any questions prior to being seen (definitely a better experience when the patient doesn't feel like they are bothering the front desk ...) What a great start to an unfortunate reason for being seen. I did not even have to wait ... I arrived early to fill out the paperwork and I was barely done and they called my name. Laura and Dr Singh were a pleasure. They took their time to explain everything to me, often repeating the same information to make sure I understood my options. They never once "forced a recommendation" for what to do. They let me make the choice (BIG Fan of this). At every step of the process, of the root canal (normally an awful thing to face), they made sure I was informed and comfortable. Often asking if I had any pain as they were doing the work. As much as this may sound crazy, I actually enjoyed myself. All of the staff was accommodating, funny, professional and truly cared about the patient and what they do. I have so many positive things to say about this practice. I will recommend Dr Singh and his staff to anyone who will listen.
Corey M.
I have been going to Marietta Smiles for 6 years and have always had great service. The staff is very friendly and Dr. Singh always does very high quality work. I would recommend them to all my friends and family.