Periodontists Help Ensure Gum Health

Periodontists Help Ensure Gum Health

Posted by Stonewall Dental Associates on Feb 25 2021, 09:31 PM

Dentistry comprises a variety of branches that care for specific aspects of your overall oral health. From general to pediatric dentistry, our specialists at Stonewall Dental Associates in Manassas, Virginia, offer an array of dental care services.

Gum health is one of the most important aspects of your dental health. Dr. Mai Zamakhchari, our resident Periodontist, delivers complete and comprehensive dental services for preventing and treating gum diseases. 

Find out how Dr. Zamakhchari can help protect your gum health. 

How Do Periodontists Keep Your Gum Healthy?

When there’s too much plaque buildup in your mouth, it can spread below the gum line. Over time, this leads to bacterial infections, causing inflammation and bleeding in the gums. 

A swollen and irritated gum can even result in tooth decay and tooth loss. While mild cases of gum disease like gingivitis are easily treatable, they can worsen quickly if left unattended. 

Periodontists like Dr. Zamakhchari specialize in treating dental tissues surrounding the teeth, with a particular focus on gums and gum diseases. They do thorough checkups to examine the gums for any signs of infection or decay, offer preventive solutions like deep cleanings, and treat infected teeth and gums. 

Periodontists also provide restorative solutions including dental implant procedures to replace missing or damaged teeth when tooth extractions are necessary to curb the spread of bacterial infections.

Periodontists can help you prevent periodontal diseases with regular cleanings and advice on how to maintain a proper oral health routine. They are also proficient in treating onset periodontal diseases before they cause severe damage. 

Non-Surgical Treatments

Non-surgical periodontal treatments include deep cleaning procedures to remove excessive bacterial and tartar deposits in the gum line. Scaling is an efficient way of getting rid of tartar from above and below the gum line and all the way down to the deep pockets. Root planing can also help your gums reattach to the teeth.

Non-surgical treatments for gum diseases also include antimicrobial products for gum inflammation and bleeding and antibiotics to curb the progression of periodontal diseases.

Surgical Periodontal Treatments

When deep cleaning is ineffective in treating severe periodontitis and other gum diseases, surgical procedures are available to treat infected gum tissues. Examples include: 

  • gum removal surgery to eliminate excessive gum tissue
  • gum grafts to replace infected tissues
  • laser surgery to repair damaged tissues 

A good oral care routine and proper dental checkups can help you avoid periodontal diseases. To learn more or if you’re suffering from gum disease and need periodontal treatments, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mai Zamakhchari at Stonewall Dental Associates by calling us at (703) 368-1000 or visiting us at 8719 Stonewall Rd, Manassas, VA 20110.

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