Comprehensive Periodontal Treatment Using the Latest Techniques and Technology

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Welcome to Golden Triangle Periodontal Center Providing a Range of Treatment Options
for Your Periodontal Needs

If you are looking for a periodontist in the Columbus, MS, area, your search is over! Periodontal disease (gum disease) is common, especially as we age. Fortunately, we are here to help keep your smile healthy. The field of periodontics isn't exclusively focused on treating gum disease; we also provide dental procedures including the placement of dental implantscrown lengthening, and bone grafting. Our services are enhanced through the use of technology such as Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP).

Since he began practicing in 1984,  John W. Starr DMD has provided exceptional periodontal care to those affected by gum disease and other periodontal issues. If your dentist has recommended treatment by a periodontist, Dr. Starr, serving Columbus, Starkville, and surrounding areas is here to help.

Send our office a message or call our office at: 

(662) 329-2696

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See What Our Patients Have to Say  5-Star Reviews of Our Practice 


Jameka Conner

July 7, 2020

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Dr.Starr and Staff provided my son with exceptional service!!! I highly recommend Dr.Starr!! My son was awaken with flowers that Dr.Starr and Staff had delivered too our home after his surgery!! One word “Exceptional”!

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Rose Pruitt

August 8, 2019

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Very caring staff who stays up to date on changes with perio. Great at educating patients and area dental professionals on new info and techniques for treating perio. Very nice people on every level!!!

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The Benefits of Choosing Our Practice

Extensive Expertise

Dr. Starr has practiced dentistry since 1989 and performed thousands of implant surgeries.

Advanced Technology

Our practice uses the latest technologies and techniques for improved results and faster recovery times.  

Coordinated Care

Dr. Starr will coordinate treatments with your general dentist to better understand your unique circumstances. 

Same-Day Placements

For some patients, we can extract a tooth and place an implant on the same day to streamline your treatment.

Continuing Education

Our entire staff participates in continuing education each year to stay up-to-date on the latest technology and practices.

The Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in America

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According to the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly half - 47.2% to be exact - of American adults have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects gum and bone tissue. It can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Dr. Starr offers a number of treatment options to help treat gum disease if your dentist recommends the services of a periodontist.

Our Practice Featured in Media Dr. Starr Discusses Periodontal Disease 

Dr. John Starr has been an interview-segment guest on multiple episodes of On The Beat, where he educates the general public on dental topics. In this episode, Dr. Starr talks about how to recognize and treat periodontal disease.

We are dedicated to providing exceptional periodontal care.
No referrals needed.

Improve Your Periodontal Health Schedule an Appointment Today

At Golden Triangle Periodontal Center, our convenient offices provide the communities of Columbus and Starkville, MS, with the latest innovative treatments in periodontics. Whether you need treatment for gum disease or are interested in restoring missing teeth with dental implants, we can help improve the strength and health of your smile. Our knowledgeable team of periodontal specialists provides personalized, budget-friendly treatment plans that are tailored to meet your individual needs. 

To schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Columbus and Starkville, MS, you can contact us online or call:

(662) 329-2696

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"Dr. Starr is an outstanding surgeon, and the staff are always friendly and professional." Andrea Karen Persons. Review on Facebook

Meet Our Doctor 

Dr. John Starr grew up in the Starkville area and graduated from the Unversity of Mississippi Dental School in 1984. He then went on to specialize in periodontics at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and finished his training in 1988. Under Dr. Starr's care, patients have received thousands of successful implant placements since 1989. 

Dr. Starr lives with his wife and two daughters in the Columbus area, and he's an active member of local organizations like the Rotary Club, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 

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Our Affiliations 

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Part of the Local Community

Dr. Starr and his team have served the Columbus and Starkville community for over 30 years. Our practice sponsors continuing education courses on dentistry and hygiene as well as the hygiene study club for Hi-Tech.

Our Periodontal Services

At Golden Triangle Periodontal Center, periodontist John Starr provides specialized services beyond what most general dentists can offer when it comes to the supporting tissues of your smile. John W. Starr, Jr, DMD, and his team can address your dental needs at our Columbus and Starkville, MS, offices using state-of-the-art technology and the latest in periodontics:

Dental Implants

Tooth loss can have a serious impact on your oral and overall health. The roots of a tooth provide important stimulation to the bone tissue in your jaw. Without these signals, the bone tissue begins to recede. An implant acts as a replacement tooth root, providing the very best support to crowns, bridges, and dentures while helping you retain bone tissue. Since 1989, Dr. Starr has performed thousands of successful implant placement procedures.

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Crown Lengthening

A filling or crown may require crown lengthening, or the removal of small amounts of gum tissue in order to expose more of the surface area of a tooth. In order for your dentist to access tooth decay or create a better foundation for the placement of a crown, we can carefully refine your gum tissue at our Columbus or Starkville offices using state-of-the-art dental lasers.

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Sedation Dentistry

It is no secret that going to the dentist causes anxiety among many patients. Dr. Starr provides three types of sedation so that you can relax while receiving treatment. Nitrous oxide provides mild sedation, while oral and intravenous (IV) sedation can help patients achieve deeper relaxation. Sedation dentistry allows you to receive the treatment you need without any of the worries.

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All-on-4 Dental Implants

Patients who have lost multiple teeth may not have the bone density needed to support traditional dental implants. For patients who have experienced some bone atrophy and need to replace a full dental arch, All-on-4 offers virtually the same benefits as traditional dental implants. Using four strategically placed posts to maximize contact with remaining bone tissue, a denture supported by All-on-4 can restore your smile without the need for a bone grafting procedure.

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Dr. Starr Explains the Benefits of Implants

In this episode of On The Beat, Dr. John Starr talks about the differences between traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures.
"Dr. Starr and his staff were so kind! I am a nervous wreck when I have to have dental work. He and Hope made sure to make me feel as comfortable as possible. I would recommend them to anyone! ❤️" Katie Lang, 2022. Review on Facebook

Progressive Periodontal Disease Treatment LANAP

Periodontal disease is a common dental condition that can have serious consequences if left untreated. LANAP (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure) is an alternative to traditional gum surgery that can restore soft tissue and bone without incisions or sutures. Advantages of LANAP periodontal disease treatment include:

Less Pain

Traditional gum disease treatments involve removing diseased tissue with a scalpel and placing stitches. LANAP precisely targets affected tissue and the germs that cause periodontal disease providing more comfortable treatment and virtually no discomfort following treatment.

Faster Recovery

Without any stitches to worry about, treating gum disease with LANAP requires less than a day of downtime. In most cases, patients can return to their daily routine immediately after the procedure. In comparison, traditional surgery can have a recovery period of two to four weeks.

Healthy Gums

Not only does LANAP effectively remove diseased tissue and the germs that cause gingivitis and periodontitis, but it stimulates the body's natural healing response. This added benefit encourages the renewal of both bone and soft tissue, leading to stronger gums and a healthier smile.

Guided Surgery Technology 

While dental implant procedures have a high success rate of 95-98%, we want to maximize your chances of success as much as possible. That's why Dr. Starr uses guided surgery to increase the accuracy of implant placement.

Using our 3D scanner, we can create a model of your mouth and find the best spot to place your implants. Dr. Starr then uses custom stents to guide your implants into the proper position for consistent results.

3D scanner equipment and a digital image of a patient's teeth and gums on a monitor

Our Convenient Locations 
Our practice has two locations to better serve the Eastern Mississippi area.

Columbus Office

2900 Bluecutt Rd
Ste 3
Columbus, MS 39705

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Starkville Office

974 MS-12 E
Starkville, MS 39759

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Golden Triangle Periodontal Center

Dr. John W. Starr Jr provides patients in Columbus and Starkville, MS, with exceptional periodontal care. Since 1989, Dr. Starr has performed thousands of successful dental implant procedures. Dr. John Starr is affiliated with national professional organizations including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • American College of Dentists

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (662) 329-2696.

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