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3 Symptoms of Gum Disease, Marietta

3 Symptoms of Gum Disease

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The Dental Care Center at Kennestone in Marietta, GA is here to care for all your dental needs, including a common but major concern – gum disease. Understanding its symptoms is crucial for early detection and preventing tooth loss.

How Gum Disease Develops

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, often starts with infrequent flossing. When plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, builds up on your teeth, it slowly hardens into dental calculus or what most people call “tartar.” The heavier the tartar is, the more bacteria there are to trigger inflammation of your gums. As gum disease progresses, it destroys the supporting tissues and bone that support your teeth.

Three Gum Disease Symptoms That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

  • Bleeding Gums: Healthy gums shouldn’t bleed when you brush or floss. If you notice blood, it may be an early sign of gum disease. If you’re behind on your checkups, call our Marietta dentist.
  • Persistent Bad Breath: The bacteria responsible for gum disease and the tissue necrosis it causes can lead to severe halitosis that doesn’t improve with home care.
  • Gum Recession and Tooth Mobility: As gum disease advances, you might notice your gums pulling away from your teeth. They may look longer or even start to feel loose.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Don’t wait to see a dentist in Marietta if you’re experiencing any gum disease symptoms. Early intervention is essential to prevent gum infections from advancing and causing more significant oral health issues.

Our dedicated team at the Dental Care Center at Kennestone is here to help. Schedule your consultation today to assess your periodontal health, receive personalized advice, and start a treatment plan if necessary. Remember, proactive care is the key to a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime!

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Dental Care Center at Kennestone

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Based on 247 reviews

  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

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