916 West Williams Street,
Apex, North Carolina 27502

Periodontal Therapy Apex and Cary NC

The soft gum tissues, the supporting bone and the periodontal ligament of a tooth combine to form the periodontium. The soft gum tissues play a vital role in sealing the root of the teeth from the external environment to keep harmful bacteria away. Periodontal therapy is essential to make sure that the soft tissues are protected from bacterial infection. At Apex Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our dentist treats a number of dental problems. Our periodontal therapy in Apex, NC has helped many patients from the city, Cary and other surrounding communities in protecting natural teeth and improving oral health. If you have gum irritation, bleeding gums or swollen gums, make an appointment and meet our dentist at the earliest.

Periodontal disease – How it occurs?


Plaque is a biofilm of bacteria that is formed over natural teeth. When plaque formation increases at the point where gums and teeth meet, the bacteria start to irritate the soft tissues. As a result, the gums may swell and there may be bleeding when brushing teeth. There are basically two stages of the infection.

The initial stage is called gingivitis. In this stage the gums are irritated and there is swelling. There can be foul smell because of the infection. If left untreated, the plaque accumulation continues and the bacteria start to detach the gums from the teeth to form gum pockets. The gums recede towards the root of natural teeth and there will be teeth loss. This second phase is called periodontitis.

Types of Periodontal Therapy in Apex and Cary, NC

There are two types of treatment for periodontal diseases. Depending on the stage of periodontal disease, the dentist starts a procedure to ensure that the bacteria are kept under control. To check the status of gums, the dentist performs periodontal probe where the length of gum pockets are checked. On observing periodontal disease, the dentist performs appropriate treatment to cure the same. Scaling and root planing are the most commonly performed periodontal treatment. The dentist uses different instruments to clean gum pockets and remove bacteria from the area.

The surgical treatment of periodontal disease involves removal of harmful bacteria and reconstruction of soft tissues to ensure they are attached to teeth surface.

Call our office for a comprehensive oral check up to know the status of your gums. Our periodontal therapy has brought healthy smiles in patients of Apex, Cary and surrounding communities.

In our patient's words

I found Dr. Chirnalli after a horrible experience at a dentist in Cary, NC that was all about the money and not about the patient. Dr. Chirnalli and his staff were a breath of fresh air after that experience. The staff is caring, gentle, and make you feel relaxed despite the stress of seeing a dentist. Having to have a significant amount of work done here, I can say that Dr. Chirnalli has absolutely been one of the best dentists I have ever had. All my visits are pain-free regardless of the procedure, and he takes the time to clearly explain your condition and treatment plan in detail to insure that your teeth stay on a healthy track. I highly recommend anyone looking for a dentist to check out this office. They will immediately become your family dentist for life." Steven Raposa
More Reviews
Apex Smiles is the BEST…. I cannot say enough about the staff at Apex Smiles. I have had a lot of work done here; I can say that Dr. Chirnalli has absolutely been the best dentists I have ever had. All my visits are pain free regardless of the procedure, and he takes the time to explain your condition and treatment plan in detail. I highly recommend anyone looking for a dentist to check out this office. Dr.Chirnalli is very caring, and understanding of my fears. I have seen several dentists and have never gone back due to my fears. The staff is wonderful as well; Allison & Jean and Stephanie are awesome.
I LOVE THIS PLACE:):):) I will never go anywhere else!!" Vicki Raposa
More Reviews
Dr. Chirnalli is truly an artist, and the Apex Smiles staff is wonderful. In addition to a friendly atmosphere, I found the quality of the work, attention to detail and focus on patient comfort to be exceptional. Highly recommended. " Jonathan Fallon
More Reviews
I used to dread going to the dentist for even a simple cleaning. Since becoming a patient at Apex Smiles for over a year, I have been truly happy with my dental care. Every six months I get a call to remind me of my cleaning. I am always greeted with a friendly welcome and brought back almost immediately. Allison does a great job cleaning my teeth and she is so friendly and easy to talk with. Dr. Chirnalli also has done a great job. I needed to fix my front tooth and he did a great job saving my original crown while still making my smile look great. I am so glad a coworker recommended Apex Smiles!" Katherine Bass
More Reviews

Our Address

Apex Smiles

916 West Williams Street
Apex, North Carolina,



Get Directions To Our Practice

Apex Smiles

Office Hours

Monday 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday ClosedExcept Emergencies
Thursday 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday ClosedExcept Emergencies
Sunday ClosedExcept Emergencies

Contact Us

(Maximum characters: 250)You have characters left.

100% Secure!
We respect your privacy.
Your information will not be shared.