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
  • This place was great. The new patient documents were easy to fill out online before the appointment and it made checking in for the first time a breeze. The waiting room was very comfortable and all of the staff members were very friendly. I was very pleased that they were able to see me earlier than I had originally scheduled because I was having a bit of discomfort. Check out was great, too. They helped me understand my bill and plan for upcoming procedures. I would highly recommend this place.
    Justin H. - Washington, DC

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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