Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy

At Elegant Smiles, we take the health of your gums seriously. If we suspect signs of gum disease, such as swelling, bleeding or recession, we will recommend professional periodontal therapy. Periodontal therapy is a general dentistry treatment that is designed to eliminate bacteria and infection within the gums and help these supportive tissues regain optimal health. After all, your gums serve as the support system for your smile. If infected or weakened gums are not treated in a timely manner, it may lead to destruction of the underlying bone and tissues and eventual tooth loss.

Gum Infection Treatment

When it comes to periodontal therapy, Elegant Smiles adopts the latest and most proven techniques available. We can treat all stages of gum disease from early gingivitis to advanced periodontitis. While your specific treatment will be based on the severity of your condition, you can trust that all procedures are carried out with the highest level of patient comfort and care. We help patients realize what is at stake when gum disease goes untreated. We also give them affordable treatment options to reverse their condition before it’s too late. In most cases of mild to moderate gum disease, a deep cleaning is the first line of defense. This is also known as scaling and root planing.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing are very effective in reversing or reducing gum disease. It involves two components. Using handheld and ultrasonic instruments, we will first clean the gum line and remove harmful bacteria and plaque from the gum pockets. Next, we will smooth out the surfaces of your tooth roots so that the gums can more easily reattach. In most cases, your scaling and root planing treatments are performed in multiple office visits. This is so that we can clean one to two quadrants of your mouth at a time. Rest assured that a deep cleaning from Elegant Smiles is a painless procedure that can offer dramatic benefits towards your smile and overall health.

Ready to learn more about our modern techniques in periodontal therapy at Elegant Smiles? Contact our office in Brookhaven today. We look forward to helping you regain optimal oral health!

1955 Cliff Valley Way NE #100

Brookhaven, GA 30329

(404) 634-4224

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Our Patient Reviews


Based on 98 reviews

I came into Dr. Ryos office with a dental emergency and have since made them my primary dental office. Not only did Dr. Ryo take care of my emergency in a very timely manner but he was also able to save a few teeth that I had been previously told couldn’t be saved. I’ve had a significant amount of visits/work done and it has all been painless which is a plus. The rest of the staff is amazing as well. Everyone is polite and caring and take care of any concerns/needs. They will give you a smile you are proud of. I’d recommend this office to everyone!

Lazette G.

I am past 70 and have had a lot of dental work done in my life. I have been going to Elegant Smiles for
more than a year now. This practice is, without a doubt, the best I have ever been to, including university dental schools and very fine dentists. The entire staff is incredibly competent, and the hygienist and Dr. Ryo are absolutely superb. Moreover, they are friendly, personable, kind, and caring. My advice is to check them out today! Just FYI, I have never written a positive review of any office practice before; I asked for the link to write this one!

Sara N.

I came to Dr. Ryo after a poor experience at a previous dentist and with some hesitation and fears about going to the dentist in general. On my first appointment I was warmly greeted by Miki and immediately put at ease by the dental hygienist. Dr. Ryo always takes the time to come meet me as well as explain everything to make me feel comfortable with treatment decisions.
I decided to start an Invisalign treatment after a few months of being with the practice and have been beyond pleased with the experience and results. The front desk staff are always welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend this practice to all my friends and will be taking my daughter in whenever she gets teeth!

Jamie C.

Emergency crown replacement needed! I was seen the day I walked in, then my tooth was worked on the very next day. On top of that, the crown was done in only a week time which usually takes 2 weeks. My VA insurance benefits are in San Diego. Dr. Ryo, Mickey and Ashley we're able to help with the complex VA benefits paper work to get my crown done here in Atlanta, saving me a trip back to California. I was very fortunate to find this team. The office is beautiful and very inviting and the staff is very nice, grounded and friendly. Thank you! The crown is perfect!

Michael H.

Chipped my tooth and Elegant Smiles was able to get me an appointment the same day. I liked the fast and friendly service of the dentist and staff so much that I went back 2 days later to fix some cavities that they found.


Great Service and caring professionals. Dr. Rio is very caring and took time to instruct his patients on proper care of the teeth and go the extra mile to address his patients' oral needs. The service was great and fast. He follows up to make sure i was ok. He reaches out by text and calls in a very prompt manner. I can also text him about my concern and get immediate help. I would highly recommend this place for dental care.

Getty G.

Every time I come they always make me feel at home. Miki makes sure that she communicates with me about my appointment and she even gave me a heads up about not coming too early because they were behind. I see Sara every time I come and she is very very helpful and kind. She takes her time and makes me feel comfortable. She's also insightful. Thanks you guys rock!! I refer people here all the time!

Miss G.

Dr. Ryu, Miki, Ashley, and Malika are a dream team. Top quality professionals with a family feel. Dr. Ryu explained everything to me and made me feel really comfortable while his assistant Malika kept a smile on my face. This is my dentist office from now on!!

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