Periodontal Treatment in Manassas, VA
Do you have bad breath, bleeding gums, or loose teeth? If so, you may have periodontal disease. At MP Dental Associates, we are very serious about treating gum disease because it doesn’t just affect your teeth and gums. Whatever is happening in your mouth also affects the rest of your body, leading to problems like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Our team truly cares about your needs. We work hard to create a setting that is warm, friendly, and welcoming for patients of all ages. Getting to know you and your family helps us understand what’s important to you. We will help fix any existing problems and work to reduce the risk of developing additional problems in the future.
What Causes Periodontal Disease?
Gum disease is an infection that attacks the gums and bones that support your teeth. The infection starts when plaque and tartar sit on your teeth and attract bacteria that collect on the roots below the surface of the gums.
When your gums become infected, your body tries to fight the infection, which causes swollen and bleeding gums. If we don’t treat it, the infection will continue and gradually destroy the bone and tissue that hold your teeth in place.
How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?
The treatment we’ll choose for you depends on how healthy your teeth are in general and how bad the infection is. If you only have a mild case of gum disease, our hygienist will recommend a thorough cleaning. We will also recommend follow-up visits to maintain your healthy smile and make sure your gum disease is under control.
If the infection is more serious, our experienced dental hygienist will usually recommend one or more of the following treatments:
- Scaling to remove tartar from affected teeth and below the gums
- Root planing to smooth the surface of the root, help promote healing, and prevent gum disease returning
- An oral or topical antibiotic to ensure that all traces of infection are eliminated completely
If you practice good oral hygiene and schedule regular dental cleanings, you may never have to worry about periodontal disease. But if it’s been a while since your last cleaning, we encourage you to give us a call to arrange an appointment.
We’re Here to Help!
At MP Dental Associates, you don’t have to worry that we’ll judge you by the current condition of your teeth. We’re here to make your dental care easier, not harder. We’ll never lecture you about what you may or may not have done wrong in the past. We see each visit as a new opportunity to help you and your family enjoy the best possible oral health.
Our friendly professional team looks forward to getting to know your family and making sure you receive the dental treatments you need to enjoy a healthy smile. Please give us a call, and a friendly member of our team will be happy to assist you.