Gum Disease Treatment – Burke, VA

Taking Care of Your Gum Health

Your teeth are not the only parts of your smile that deserve optimal care. Your gums help to hold your pearly whites in place and protect your sensitive tooth roots. If they become inflamed and infected, it can spell disaster for your smile. This is why we offer gum disease treatment at Alpine Dental, Dr. Maryam Ashraghi. Our team will provide gentle dental care in the form of scaling and root planing as well as antibiotic therapy. If you notice that your gums are bleeding or feel inflamed, call us to schedule an appointment for gum disease treatment in Burke.

Why Choose Alpine Dental, Dr. Maryam Ashraghi for Gum Disease Treatment?

  • Enhanced Imaging for Accurate Treatment Planning
  • Patient Comfort & Safety Are Our Priorities
  • Personalized Care to Meet Patients’ Oral Healthcare Needs

Scaling & Root Planing

Animated dental tool removing plaque from teeth during gum disease treatment in Burke

To treat periodontal disease (gum disease), we must first diagnose the problem with a thorough exam. If we discover gum pocket formations around your teeth, we will likely recommend scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning. During this process, we will remove any plaque buildup around your teeth and under the gumline (scaling) before smoothing out the tooth roots (root planing) to encourage reattachment.

Antibiotic Therapy

Animated dental laser treating gum disease

In combination with scaling and root planing, we may also suggest antibiotic therapy because of its ability to target bacteria that are deep within the gum pockets. By applying it to the area, the medication will disperse in the following days and weeks, eliminating harmful bacteria and encouraging the healing of the gum tissues.