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An Experienced Periodontist Offering Advanced Services

If you are looking for a professional and caring periodontist in the Douglasville, Mableton, or Lithia Springs, GA, areas, Atlanta West Periodontics & Dental Implants can provide the high-quality treatment you deserve. Dr. Cheryl L. Cushman and her team provide advanced, compassionate care. We also use the latest technology and treatment methods to address gum disease, missing teeth, gum recession, and related concerns. Our office is furnished with plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable, and we offer affordable, flexible financing.

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If your dentist has recommended you see a periodontist, if you are noticing signs of gum disease, or if you are looking for an experienced professional to perform dental implant surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team at Atlanta West Periodontics & Dental Implants in Lithia Springs, GA. We provide convenient care for families in Douglasville, Mableton, and other areas nearby.

During a consultation, Dr. Cushman can assess your periodontal health to determine your candidacy for treatment. We are always accepting new patients and look forward to welcoming you to our friendly, high-tech office.

To schedule a consultation, please fill out our online form or call:

(770) 739-5097

"I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else." Hear from Our Patients: 5-Star Reviews


Mona K.

August 23, 2014

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Dr Cushman is awesome !!! I went to three other periodontist until I finally became comfortable and satisfied with Dr. Cushman. She explained everything with such preciseness and the office staff made me feel at home... Not once did I feel like I would be told something is wrong with my tooth and it really isn't ! I will highly recommend Dr Cushman!

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Shavonne Herr


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Dr. Cushman and staff are amazing, sensitive and caring. I've been their client for over 5 years and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else for my periodontal treatments.

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Meet the Periodontist Dr. Cheryl L. Cushman

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Cushman moved to the Atlanta area after graduating from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in 1988. She practiced as a general dentist for two years before returning to school to become a periodontist.

Now with over 25 years of experience in the periodontal field, Dr. Cushman provides excellent care to patients suffering from periodontal disease and those in need of dental implants. The cornerstone of her practice philosophy is empathy, and she is committed to treating every patient she sees with respect and kindness.

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What Is a Periodontist?

Periodontists are highly trained dental specialists. In fact, periodontics is one of only two types of surgical specialties in the field of dentistry. Periodontics is primarily concerned with the supporting structures of the teeth, such as the gums and the tooth roots.

Becoming a periodontist requires at least three additional years of school after general dental school, so you can trust that every periodontist is a dedicated dental professional who is passionate about helping patients maintain optimal oral health.

In practice, periodontal professionals mostly treat patients with periodontal diseases like gingivitis or patients in need of dental implants. A periodontist like Dr. Cushman is better equipped to address these issues than a general dentist because of her specialized training and advanced knowledge.

Featured Services

Dental Implants

Implants are a major focus at our practice. These small metal posts mimic the function of tooth roots, providing unparalleled stability and durability for restorations. If you require preparatory treatment, Dr. Cushman can perform bone grafting, ridge augmentation, and sinus lifts on-site. 

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Gum Disease

We offer comprehensive treatment for gum disease. It is important to treat periodontal disease as soon as possible to minimize its effects. With early care, you can avoid significant discomfort and even tooth loss.

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Sedation Dentistry

The idea of dentistry or periodontics makes many patients anxious. To make periodontal treatment more enjoyable for our nervous patients, we offer dental sedation with oral sedatives or nitrous oxide at our Lithia Springs, GA, practice. 

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Deep Scaling & Root Planing

Dr. Cushman can usually treat moderate periodontal disease with a deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing. This thorough process involves cleaning out bacteria from the dental roots, improving your oral and over health.

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Cosmetic Crown Lengthening

If you have excess periodontal tissue that's giving your smile a "gummy" look, Dr. Cushman can safely and precisely remove tissue to lengthen the crown of your tooth. This is useful for cosmetic purposes and to prepare teeth for dental treatment. 

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Our Mission

"Our mission is to provide you with personalized, state-of-the-art care in a relaxed atmosphere." Atlanta West Periodontics & Dental Implants

Imagine Relaxing Throughout Your Visit

At our practice in Lithia Springs, GA, our mission is to provide you with personalized, state-of-the-art care in a relaxed atmosphere. To achieve this goal, we will do everything possible to put your mind at ease during your visit. As you wait in our comfortable, modern office, you can enjoy free Wi-Fi and complimentary beverages. During treatment, you can relax with our noise-cancelling headphones and music, Tempur-Pedic® cushions, scented eye masks, and warm blankets.

Most importantly, you will benefit from Dr. Cushman’s warm and empathetic chairside manner. Along with her entire team, she values patient education. We will keep you fully up-to-date about your oral health and treatment options.

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Gail Wilson


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Dr. Cushman and her staff are stellar. They are personable, professional and thorough. I would recommend this dental office to anyone.

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Lisa Beal


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Have been going to this office for a few years now and I can still say that Dr. Cushman and her staff (Penny, Tabitha) remain caring and professional.  Thanks again for all you do!

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Payment Options & Financing

We believe that each of our patients deserves affordable treatment. We accept many major insurance plans and all major credit cards. If you still need help covering your periodontal treatment, you may benefit from CareCredit or LendingClub. We proudly partner with these third-party financing companies to offer low, fixed, and no-interest repayment plans to approved patients.

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Dentist or Periodontist? Which Do I Need?

Periodontists are more specialized than regular dentists, and their scope of care is narrower. If you are simply in need of routine dental cleaning, or perhaps a cosmetic treatment like teeth whitening, then a dentist can help. However, if you are dealing with periodontal disease, or if you are interested in dental implant surgery, you will be best served by a periodontist.

While some dentists will address periodontal disease or place implants, most will refer that work to a periodontal professional. Even if your dentist offers to perform periodontal work, you should ask how experienced he or she is with that kind of treatment. Most likely, a specialist with advanced training in periodontics will be able to serve you better.

If you are not sure whether you require general dental care or more advanced periodontics, contact our practice in Lithia Springs, GA. We can listen to your situation and honestly recommend what kind of care you should seek.

Dr. Cheryl L. Cushman

Atlanta West Periodontics & Dental Implants

Dr. Cheryl L. Cushman and her team are dedicated to offering state-of-the-art care while prioritizing patient comfort. Dr. Cushman is affiliated with several prestigious organizations:

  • The American Academy of Periodontology
  • The Georgia Society of Periodontists - President 2004-2006
  • The Southern Academy of Periodontology
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Georgia Dental Association
  • The Northwestern District Dental Society
  • The Hinman Dental Society

To schedule an appointment, contact our practice online or call (770) 739-5097.

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