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Receding Gums, Marietta

Receding Gums

Receding Gum Treatment

Your gum health is important to your smile and wellness. When your gums begin to recede from the teeth, bleed or become swollen, you may have gingivitis or periodontal disease. This infection of the gum tissue can lead to serious health issues, including tooth and bone loss. If you have noticed your gums are receding, treatment may be needed for gum disease. Our team at Dental Care Center at Kennestone can help you fight gingivitis and rejuvenate the health of your gums with general dentistry.

Gingivitis, the early form of periodontal disease, begins when bacteria flourish in the mouth. Brushing and flossing can remove most of these bacteria. However, if tartar forms on the teeth, the bacteria can hide in this calculus formation. As the bacteria attack the gums, they begin to recede away from the tooth root. They can become inflamed, red and bleed easily. At this point, professional treatment is needed to remove the tartar and help the gums heal.

Relief for Bleeding or Swollen Gums

The first step in fighting infected gum tissue is a thorough dental cleaning. At the early stages, this can help reverse the onset of gingivitis. Removing the tartar from the teeth is vital to stop the growth of bacteria. In some cases, deep cleanings are needed below the gum line to remove tartar. This can require longer cleaning sessions to thoroughly clean the teeth and stop the bacterial infection.

Along with professional cleanings, special mouthwash can be prescribed to use at home with your routine oral hygiene. This can help stop the infection and help your gum tissue heal. With early intervention, gum disease can be reversed in the early stages. Checkups and cleanings at least twice a year at our office in Marietta can help prevent gum disease. We will provide additional treatment if needed. Contact Dental Care Center at Kennestone today for your appointment.


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Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

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.

    Ronni P.