Gum, or periodontal, disease can be devastating to your oral health. Smiles for Centreville provides periodontal treatments to help fight gum disease and restore you to oral health. We invite you to contact our office at 703-830-9110 to learn more about gum disease in Centreville, Virginia, and to make your appointment with one of our caring dentists, Drs. Hutchison, Gorman, Mooney, or Grossman.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection that affects the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. The two main stages of gum disease are known as gingivitis and periodontitis.
What is gingivitis?
Gingivitis is characterized by gums that are red, swollen, tender, and bleed easily. This stage is typically caused by inadequate dental hygiene and can be reversed with professional treatment and improved at-home oral care. When left untreated, however, gingivitis may progress into periodontitis.
What is periodontitis?
Periodontitis is the more severe stage of gum disease. This stage is marked by pockets that form between the teeth and gums, where infection and bacteria linger. When left untreated, periodontitis leads to bone loss, receding gums, and tooth loss.
How do you treat gum disease?
Our dentists are skilled in providing treatment for gum disease. Depending on the stage of the condition and your personal needs, we may recommend professional cleanings, better at-home dental care, antibiotic treatment, or deep cleanings. Our team is here to guide you through each step so you feel confident and comfortable with the care you receive. If you suspect you may suffer from gum disease, we urge you to contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists. We are dedicated to helping you keep your smile in optimal health.
Call today for more information on gum disease and to schedule your appointment with our dental professionals!