For patients with gum disease, you may begin to notice signs of gum disease like bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, or a receding gum line. Some patients may not experience symptoms at all, which is why it is important to visit Ridgetop Dental for regular screening for gum disease. If gum disease is not treated in its earliest stage (gingivitis), it may progress to a more advanced stage of gum disease (periodontitis). At Ridgetop Dental in Northern, VA we offer comprehensive, personalized solutions for patients dealing with mild, moderate, and advanced stages of gum disease.
Dr. Datta Malyavantham and his associates can work with you to find the right solution for your particular case. We have two conveniently located offices in Reston, Virginia and Sterling, Virginia. If you need to schedule an appointment, contact one of our Northern, VA dental offices.
Treating Gum Disease in Northern, VA
During your visit, one of our experienced dentists will examine your teeth, mouth, and gums to check for any signs of gum disease or other complex dental problems. Once the stage of your gum disease is determined, we will be able to create a detailed treatment plan that addresses your individual dental needs. Our goal is to restore health back to your teeth and gums and get you one step closer to a healthier smile.
- Antibacterial rinses: Antibacterial rinses can be used to treat the earliest stage of gum disease (gingivitis) by removing harmful bacteria in the mouth. Antibacterial rinses can be used in conjunction with other gum disease solutions for a more efficient treatment.
- Scaling and root planing: Scaling and root planing is an extensive cleaning of the teeth and gums. Patients may need to undergo this treatment multiple times for an effective result.
- Laser dentistry: Due to advancements in dentistry, Laser dentistry is a valuable option to treat patients with gum disease. Lasers can be used to remove infected gum tissue from the mouth. Patients who undergo laser dentistry treatment experience minimal swelling and bleeding after treatment. Laser dentistry treatment also promotes natural healing in the gums.