Gum Disease

Marietta Gum TreatmentGum disease is an infection of the gum tissues within the mouth that can lead to serious oral health issues and tooth loss. In fact, gum disease is the major cause of the majority of adult tooth loss in the United States. Gum disease is also one of the only diseases that is easily reversed, giving many people hope that they can restore their smiles and keep them healthy in the future. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD of Vinings wants all of his patients to understand that prevention is the most important weapon again gum disease, and most of the prevention occurs at home.

Bacterial plaque is the sticky, white film that forms on the teeth. It’s the stuff that you can feel if you run your tongue over your teeth and they feel “fuzzy.” Plaque is a naturally occurring substance from the breakdown of the foods that we eat; however, if it is not removed each day by brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar. The toxins released by plaque and tartar irritate the gums and cause them to become irritated and infected. If left untreated, this infection can eat away at the gum tissues cause the teeth to become lose and the jawbone to become compromised.

In its earliest stage, gum disease can be treated and reversed through a professional dental cleaning and treatment. Scaling and root planning, which removes the plaque and tartar around the tooth and involves the smoothing of the roots’ surfaces, are part of the treatment for gum disease. More advanced cases of gum disease will require more invasive and aggressive treatment to save the teeth that are surrounded by infected gums.

Dr. Wayne Suway has over 30 years of dental experience treating patients. While he promotes prevention, he understands that there are times when gum disease can sneak up on all of us. For effective, yet gentle, treatment of gum disease call the dental practice of Dr. Wayne Suway to schedule an appointment.

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1820 The Exchange SE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (770) 953-1752


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Based on 40 reviews

Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.