Treatment for Gum Disease

Do you have receding or swollen gums? You may be suffering from gingivitis or more pronounced stages of gum or periodontal disease. Your gum health is vital to your overall health. Gum disease can jeopardize your teeth, causing bone and tooth loss. It can also put you at higher risk for other health problems. Gum disease has been linked to pregnancy issues, type 2 diabetes, stroke and many other serious health conditions. Our team at Dr. Kurtzman, DDS, can help prevent and treat gum disease with professional dental care services at our office in Marietta, GA.

Gum disease is a severe infection of the gum tissue. If not treated, it can damage the tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place. In addition, the bacteria that cause infection can enter the bloodstream and affect your health. To treat gum disease, the infection must be stopped and the gum tissue must be allowed to heal. We offer deep cleanings and medications to help fight the infection and restore gum health for our patients.

Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease

Gum, or periodontal, disease is caused by bacteria that accumulate on the teeth. These bacteria create plaque that can harden into tartar, giving the bacteria a solid structure on which to thrive. When allowed to flourish, the bacteria attack the gum tissue and cause infection. Some of the signs of gum disease include:

  • Gums that bleed easily, especially when brushing
  • Red, swollen gum tissue
  • Gums that recede from the tooth root
  • Bad breath
  • Tenderness

While gum disease is progressive, it can also be reversed. When caught in the earlier stages, the infection can be removed and the gum tissue can heal. Health can be restored to the gums and teeth if treatment is used to stop the infection. If you have any signs of gum disease, contact our office to schedule your next cleaning and checkup.

Our patients reviews

David Kurtzman, DDS

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews


Did a fantastic job with my teeth. Would recommend to anyone, unless you're on a budget.

Hannah Jones

Gosh these people are great. I’m extremely phobic and these people not only had me relaxed but had me teeth cleaning ever.

RT Morris-Bodner

Absolutely a great dentist and staff. I've had 2 crowns, implant and fillings and everything is always perfect. Dr. Kurtzman makes you feel comfortable, especially if you're nervous at the dentist, and his work is amazing, no problems at all. Highly recommended, you can feel very confident going here.

Lynne Satterfield

Best dentist I've ever had in my 52 years on earth. Staff is very friendly, always accommodating. Dr Kurtzman takes the time to TALK to you which is rare these days. I have to be put under for dental work and he takes his time to do things properly. I highly recommend!!

Tim Bright

Amazing compassion and attention to client care. I've been injured by two previous dentists in the last 20 + years. Caused quite the dental phobia. Dr. Kurtzman and his staff understood this and went out of their way to years worth the dental work in 4 visits. Can not say enough about what a treasure I have found.

Sherie Wilson

I've been going to Dr. Kurtzman for many, many years and consider he and his staff to be exceptional. When I started going to Dr. K in the early 90's, I lived in Marietta. I now live in Roswell, but would not even consider seeking a dentist closer to my home. His practice is worth the drive. Dr. K uses technology well to communicate making the scheduling and keeping of appointments easy - get appointment reminders via text and confirm them this way as well. Dr. K and his wonderful staff keep up on the latest techniques in dentistry and keep constant vigilance on my comfort while visiting their office. Everyone there has great communication skills and listens effectively.