Periodontal Therapy An Overview
Restore your gum health with periodontal therapy in Arlington, VA
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a progressive bacterial infection that can lead to complications of gums, teeth, and surrounding bone structure. Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, can typically be treated with conservative measures. The longer gum disease progresses, the more likely advanced treatment will be needed to improve your gum health.
Arlington general dentist Dr. Hazim Sadeddin offers a full range of periodontal therapy services to address all stages of gum disease. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. Taking the proper precautions can help improve your dental health and reduce your risk of gum disease.
When left untreated, gum disease can destroy the gums disease, lead to tooth and bone loss, and change the bite. Understanding the risks, symptoms, and treatments associated with gum disease may help you restore your gum health.
Common Symptoms of Gum Disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen, tender gums
- Receding gum line
- Shifting, loose teeth
- Halitosis (persistent bad breath)
- Tooth loss
The symptoms of gum disease can vary. Not all patients show signs of gum disease, so routine gum disease screenings are an essential part of identifying gum disease. Gum disease is best treated in the earliest stage. As gum disease progresses, there is a higher risk of bacteria entering the bloodstream and improving the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and heart attack.
Schedule An Appointment
We encourage any patient with bleeding gums or other signs of gum disease to visit our Arlington, VA dentist office. At Westover Dentistry, Dr. Sadeddin works with you to assess your current oral health condition and create a treatment plan that best suits your needs. We offer a variety of periodontal therapy services to patients in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment, call or request an appointment.