Gum disease remains one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. Gum disease occurs when bacteria from plaque and tartar infect the gum tissue. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to bone deterioration, tooth loss, and other complications. When caught early, gum disease can be treated using conservative methods. The longer gum disease is left untreated; the more likely patients will experience complex oral health issues. Most dentists recommend patients visit the dentist at least twice a year for routine dental exams and dental cleanings. During a preventive care exam, your dentist is able to spot any early signs of gum disease and provide the necessary treatment.
Periodontal therapy can be used to address the various stages of gum disease. In advanced cases, gum disease can affect the health of the gums, teeth, and bone structure. Your dentist may combine surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy methods to restore health, beauty, and function to your teeth and gums.
At Manassas Smiles in Manassas, VA, Dr. Nadder Hassan offers a complete range of periodontal therapy services to improve the health of your teeth and gums. Dr. Hassan will work with you to create a personalized solution that is tailored to your unique needs.
Periodontal Therapy Services
Depending on the severity and stage of gum disease your dentist may implement surgical and non-surgical treatment methods to restore your gum health.
- Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning of the areas above and below the gum line. The goal is to remove tartar and plaque buildup that may contribute to the progression of gum disease.
- Gum Grafting: Gum grafting uses healthy gum tissue to repair damaged or lost gum tissue. Your dentist may use a portion of healthy gum tissue from your mouth or may use donor tissue.
- Laser Therapy: Laser therapy may be used as an alternative to gum surgery. Your dentist can use dental lasers to gently remove diseased tissue from the gums. Laser dentsiry allows the dentist to remove diseased tissue with minimal bleeding, more precise results, and lower risk of complications.
- Dental Implant: During the advanced stage of gum disease, patients are at a higher risk of losing one or more teeth. Your dentist may recommend dental implants as a solution to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are one of the most successful tooth replacement options on the market.
Schedule An Appointment
If you would like to learn more about improving your gum or periodontal therapy services, you can visit Manassas Smiles. Dr. Hassan looks forward to helping you improve your oral health. To schedule an appointment, call (703) 335-1020 or request an appointment online.