Gum Disease Treatment in Arlington, Virginia

Gum disease can be detrimental to oral health. Our dentists are here to help!

Virginia Dental Center is committed to treating and preventing gum disease. With skilled professionals and advanced technology, we can make sure your gums stay healthy so your smile can shine. Don’t let gum disease compromise your oral health – learn how we can help, today!

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, occurs when enough plaque builds up on your teeth and gums. It irritates the tissues in our mouth and can lead to chronic inflammation, bleeding, and infection that destroys your gum and bone tissue that support your teeth. Gum disease doesn’t go away on its own, and will only worsen over time if it’s left untreated.

How is gum disease treated?

  • First, your dentist will clean above your gum line
  • Then, you’ll be brought back in for a deep cleaning called scaling and root planning
  • Next, you’ll want to come in every three months for one year, to make sure your gums stay healthy
  • After one year, your pocket depths will be reevaluated to make sure they’ve healed
  • The staff is extremely friendly and this modern and welcoming office makes the usually frustrating experience of going to the dentist seem like a walk in the park. Everything from being able to fill out your paperwork online to being able to watch TV during your cleaning ensures that your visit proceeds as smoothly and stress free as possible. The staff is extremely professional and friendly and they actually take the time to explain everything they're doing. They even remember little things about me like where I'm going on my honeymoon! If that doesn't show an attention to detail and a desire to put their patients first, I don't know what does. This really is the epitome of how EVERY Dr.'s office should be run!
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Catch gum disease before it starts

Virginia Dental Center makes gum disease prevention a part of your check-up. We’ll examine your gums to make sure they are healthy, and free of plaque buildup. Our exam involves gently measuring the depth of the spaces between your gums and teeth.

Healthy gum tissue is shallow and v-shaped between the tooth and gums. Normally, a healthy depth of a pocket is three millimeters or less. An unhealthy pocket is deeper, bleeds, and collects more plaque and bacteria.

Schedule your gum disease treatment

Take control of your oral health! Contact our office to schedule your next appointment and learn how we can get you back on track to a healthy smile today.

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