Periodontics is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on treating health issues concerning the gums and the tooth-supporting structures. There are many ways periodontal diseases can manifest themselves and, from gingivitis to aggressive periodontitis, untreated gum diseases can cause severe health issues.
Although proper oral health and hygiene go a long way in preventing gum diseases, sometimes periodontal therapy is essential.
Dr. Mai Zamakhchari, an experienced Periodontist at Stonewall Dental Associates in Manassas, Virginia, uses state-of-the-art technology to offer diagnosis, treatments, and preventive care for any periodontal disease.
Periodontal diseases occur when the periodontium, the connective tissue that supports the tooth structure, or the area surrounding the teeth is affected by infection-causing bacteria.
The main cause of gum infections is bacterial spread caused by plaque buildup in the teeth and gum line. Over time, bacterial infections lead to inflamed, irritated, and bleeding gums.
The early forms of gum disease are known as gingivitis and are marked by gum inflammation and tenderness which can be treated with proper oral health care.
In time, gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and require extensive treatment. That’s why it’s important to treat periodontal diseases in the initial stages to avoid severe oral health issues.
At Stonewall Dental Associates, Dr. Zamakhchari offers patients both surgical and non-surgical treatments to treat periodontal diseases. The main periodontal services we offer include:
Significant plaque accumulation in the gum pockets that is deeper than four millimeters can cause gum tissue inflammation and infections. In the long run, it can cause serious damage to the gum tissues, leading to bone and tooth loss.
For patients suffering from periodontal disease, the best way to deter bacterial infections is deep cleaning. For this, Dr. Zamakhchari uses scaling and root planing to remove tartar buildup from the teeth and deep within the gums.
When periodontal disease is well past the initial stage, surgery becomes necessary in order to maintain the patient’s oral health. Through pocket reduction surgery or other procedures, Dr. Zamakhchari can decrease the depth of the infected gum pockets and curb the disease’s progression.
At Stonewall Dental Associates, we also provide regenerative procedures to encourage new bone and tissue growth as well as dental implants to restore missing or damaged teeth.
Apart from periodontal disease treatments, the periodontal services we offer at Stonewall Dental Associates also include cosmetic procedures like crown lengthening and gum grafts to improve your smile.
Book an appointment with Dr. Mai Zamakhchari at Stonewall Dental Associates today for superior periodontal services. Drop-in at 8719 Stonewall Rd, Manassas, VA 20110 or call us at (703) 368-1000.