Smile Studio Dental provides periodontal treatments to help halt the effects of gum disease and begin restoring your oral health. There are several treatment options available to meet your needs.
Periodontics is a field of dental specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease and other conditions that affect the soft tissues of the mouth. Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection caused by harmful bacteria that reside in plaque. When left untreated, this condition infects and inflames the gum tissues, and it can eventually lead to gum recession and bone tissue deterioration, which in turn contributes to tooth loss.
Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Easy or unexplained bleeding of the gums
- Painful gums
- Unusually red or swollen gums
- Longer-looking teeth
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Changes in your bite
- Loose teeth
- Pus oozing from between the teeth
Treatments for gum disease depend on the severity of the disease and your specific needs. Milder forms of periodontal disease can be successfully treated with deep dental cleanings (such as scaling and root planing) and improving your oral hygiene routine. More severe forms of this condition may require surgical treatment.
For more information about periodontics in Falls Church, Virginia, and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Eli Janabi, please contact our office at 703-982-2222.