Periodontal Therapy in Falls Church
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the most common dental problem in the entire world. It is typically brought on by a lack of oral hygiene, and early symptoms include red, swollen, or puffy gums that tend to bleed easily. Fortunately, our team is capable of treating and managing this infection using comprehensive periodontal therapy. We’ll screen your gums whenever you come to see us, and should we spot any problems, we’ll be able to quickly take care of them. Do the symptoms above sound familiar? If so, be sure to give us a call today for treatment.
Scaling & Root Planing
These two treatments are sometimes collectively known as a “deep cleaning,” and they serve as our first line of defense against early-stage gum disease, known as gingivitis. With scaling, our team will use special instruments to clear away any plaque or tartar from around your gum line, and then root planing will be used to smooth out the rough surfaces of your teeth’s roots, making you less likely to redevelop gum disease in the future.
Soft Tissue Laser
We can also successfully treat periodontal disease with the help of a soft tissue dental laser. This tool uses an extremely focused beam of light to quickly kill harmful bacteria located around the gums without harming the actual tissue. It can even painlessly remove infected tissue without causing any pain or bleeding. In short, it’s one of the most patient-friendly ways we can take care of your smile and ensure your comfort at the same time.
In addition to your periodontal cleaning, we may choose to utilize a topical antibiotic as well. This will be applied directly to the site of your infection in the form of a powder or liquid. It will be able to seep deep down into your gums to kill even the most hidden bacteria. After a week or so, it should have run its course, and you’ll be advised to visit us more often for regular dental cleanings to make sure your gums stay healthy going forward.