Drs. Grant and Conger
602 Main Street, Dalton, GA 30720

Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment in Dalton, GA

Gingivitis, commonly referred to as gum disease, is a daunting issue that can afflict dental patients from all walks of life if they don’t stay on top of their oral care regimens. The ailment develops slowly over time as plaque and bacteria build up on the surface of teeth and begin to form along the gum line. As this material begins to harden and form tartar, this can lead to gums becoming red and swollen, and is often one of the early stages of a much more dangerous form of periodontal disease.

If left untreated, gingivitis can eventually develop into periodontitis, a far more advanced form of the disease. Instead of mere bleeding and inflamed gums, the ailment can begin to spread underneath the gum line and may start to attack the bone and underlying tissues that support healthy teeth. In time, this can lead to deep infected pockets that could cause a patient to lose his or her teeth and the surrounding bone.

For those who are suffering from gingivitis or a more advanced form of gum disease, there are a wealth of treatment options available in Dalton. To start, dentists suggest completely revamping a patient’s oral care regimen to include daily flossing, brushing at least twice a day and doing what’s necessary to foster the long-term health of the mouth. Additionally, treatment options vary depending on the scope of the disease. For instance, for those individuals who report minimal swelling, nonsurgical therapies that control bacterial growth are usually sufficient to restore the supportive tissues and promote the reattachment of gums to teeth.

Conversely, for those who exhibit advanced swelling or bleeding, oral surgery may be required to repair the underlying tissues. A treatment called scaling and root planing is usually the first step, which involves a deep cleaning to remove all traces of tartar, as well as targeting exposed tooth roots where bacteria accumulates. Antibiotics and topical gels can also be used to treat these issues, but ultimately, unless a patient has an advanced form of the disease, gingivitis can be treated quite easily with a vast improvement in a person’s overall oral care regimen, frequent trips to the dentist for consultations and eliminating risk factors like sugary foods and tobacco products. As long as the ailment is caught early, our dentists in Dalton have myriad treatment options available to stop gum disease in its tracks.

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Patient Reviews
I am not a fan of going to the dentist. At all! But, I felt incredibly comfortable at Grant & Conger DDS. Everyone was so nice and helpful!
Jill C.
I would definately recommend dr. Grant and the staff beccause they are very friendly and a great group of people.
Jeffery S.
I saw Dr. Sammy Carden and his assistant, Jennifer, for a crown prep. All went very well.
David W.
Everyone was polite.
Kaitlind C.
Everyone was very courteous and professional, great atmosphere.
Floyd G.
Everyone is always so friendly -- feels a bit like home!!!
Donna F.
Service was excellent. Great staff.
Curtis E.
Love the staff here! Keep doing a great job!
Victoria C.
The staff is excellent and they think about the patient .they try to take all the pain away with all procedures how ever they can help.
Jeffery S.
Great dentist
Aracely M.
Everything in the office is clean and organized. Every time I have an appointment, I am met with a smile and treated with respect of my dental needs.
George H.
Very happy with my visits, Susan does a very excellent job.
Charlotte H.
Friendly, professional, prompt, and thorough. Dr. Part and his staff are great! I recommend them to everyone!
Casey B.
Fantastic.
Nathan P.
Sensitive and understanding. Took time to explain everything. Great experience with dr. Grant
Philip R.
Becky is an outstanding hygienist!
David W.
Great safe. They are very sweet and easy to deal with. Dr.Grant is wonderful! He does an amazing job and is very gentle.
Samantha K.
You guys were awesome.
Shayvon J.
ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE .
Nathan H.
Everyone at your office is always so personable and compassionate! I always have a very positive experience when I come to your office. Thank you all […]
Mary W.
Dr. Cardin gave a cowardly patient the best dental experience I have ever had, & that was with a root canal. The office provides a wonderful […]
Jennifer W.
Susan is the greatest and was very helpful with my dental hygiene.
Larry D.
Very nice! I thought my appointment was 30 later than it really was and they were so nice about it when I showed up they got me right in! Lady at […]
Amanda P.
I had a great experience and everyone was so helpful!!
Tierra N.
Very Friendly staff!
Brenda L.
I was taken back in a reasonable length of time and was seen by the dentist as quickly as I was numb enough to be worked on.
Joan H.
Very professional and helpul. Explained all the procedures which inabled me to make the right decision.
Richard L.
The front office staff is very warm and welcoming. The dentist did an excellent job. I was not in any pain and felt very comfortable.
Kimberly B.
Timely, professional and friendly.
Michael D.
Great folks!
Tammy H.
The BEST dentist office in Dalton!!!!!!
Tommy K.
I have been going here for years, and Dr. Grant and his entire staff go out of their way to make your experience a great one. I wouldn't choose […]
Will P.
Great staff and service. I couldn't be more pleased.
Allan P.
Staff very professional and friendly. Highly recommend!
Stacy F.
Always provides excellent care.
Holly B.
Friendly, professional service!
James B.
Pleasant and friendly staff. My kids were in and out with their cleaning.
Jordan S.
Very happy with the service, everyone is very friendly and helpful!!
Joan P.
staff friendly and informative
Chaz H.
Great and down to earth , skilled at what they do.
Edward S.
Very quick app. Courteous and professional.
Curtis E.
Very good service!!
Josalyn S.
Always well organized and professional. Staff is very friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. I enjoy each visit.
Brittney C.
Very professional and on schedule!
Debra P.
Very good with my nervous daughter
Ashley O.
The dental hygienist was very good and thorough to look at everything. She did not hurt my gums. I really liked Sarah cleaning my teeth.
Sheila Y.
Excellent service, as always! Quickly in and out.
Casey B.
Very positive visit and received guidance on future discount for those without insurance
Rick J.
Fine careing and considerate people, Have used this practice for over 30 years.
James C.
My visit is always pleasant here. ALL the staff is very nice and professional. The office and waiting area are always clean
Sherie C.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (706) 847-4165
Fax: (706) 278-7279
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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