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Is Gum Disease on Your Radar? Marietta, GA

Is Gum Disease on Your Radar?

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Gum disease is a significant problem in the United States and throughout the world. In fact, 80% of the global population is affected by periodontal disease. This is not an oral health condition that we don’t have treatment for. There are a variety of therapies that can successfully eradicate and reverse gum disease. The problem is – it must be detected. It is imperative that patients are aware of gum disease symptoms and are able to seek treatment at early stages.

The consequences of letting gum disease go undetected and untreated are quite severe. Gum disease is an infection within the soft tissues that support your teeth. Gum disease develops in stages. In early stages, the gums are simply inflamed or irritated due to excess bacteria and plaque. As the disease progresses, however, the infection can destroy the gum tissues as well as the underlying bone. Patients may quickly go from swollen gums to receding gums and even tooth loss if this periodontal infection advances. Lastly, untreated gum disease can affect your overall health so it is not something to ignore or play around with.

How can you tell if disease is brewing beneath your gums? There are certain warning signs of the condition that you should be able to recognize:

  • Longer teeth, due to receding gums.
  • Cold-sensitivity, also due to receding gums.
  • Chronic bad breath or bad taste in the mouth.
  • Redness or swelling of the gums.
  • Bleeding when you floss.
  • Space in between teeth seems to be expanding.

If you are keeping up with your six-month dental exams, you shouldn’t have to wait until gum disease is an obvious problem to get treatment. At Gilreath Dental Associates, we place high priority on evaluating your gum health at each routine visit. This involves measuring the height of your gums and making sure they haven’t receded or changed since your last exam. In the meantime, if you notice any of the above gum disease symptoms, please let us know. We have a range of periodontal therapies that can restore your gums to optimal health.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

Our Client Reviews

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 103 reviews

Susan

Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA, 30060

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