Periodontal (Gum) Disease in Fairfax, VA

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What Is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

Gum (periodontal) disease is an inflammation in the gums, which may result in severe damage to your oral health. There are three stages of periodontal disease that range from mild to advanced. The very first phase is gingivitis, which is brought on by a buildup of plaque under the gumline. If not treated, gingivitis can turn into the second phase, known as periodontitis, which affects the fibers and bone that hold your tooth roots. Advanced periodontitis is the most serious phase of gum disease, which can cause teeth to become loose or fall out. To treat gum disease, Contemporary Dentistry provides both surgical and nonsurgical treatments based on the intensity of the disease, such as antibiotics, scaling and root planing, gum surgery, gum tissue grafting, and tooth extraction. If you have symptoms of periodontal disease, get in touch with our office in Fairfax, VA or Manassas, VA to schedule an examination and consultation with our expert team.

How Do We Treat Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease treatments will be determined by the intensity of the infection. If we determine you have gum disease, we will discuss our recommendations for your treatment program. In mild cases, scaling and root planing (SRP) is usually done to deep clean the pockets of the gums. In more serious cases, an antibiotic can be prescribed along with multiple scaling and root planing treatments. Severe cases of gum disease generally require a surgical procedure, like pocket reduction or gum grafting.

UPDATE: January 2024. My 6th year with Dr. Morales. Had another cleaning. As usual, great experience. I don't have insurance, so I am happy they still honor Aetna's discount membership for real savings. Started to learn Spanish and I can practice it in real life...and for free! Hasta la proxima vez ! UPDATE: January 2023. Just had the cleaning done, after five years still a satisfied customer. This is my second review for this excellent office. After neglecting my teeth for quite some time a broken toothed forced me to visit a dentist. After a research on the web and subsequent phone calls I settled for the Contemporary Dentistry of Manassas. One of the reason was that not having insurance the office accepts Aetna Savings Plans, basically a discount for the services. The discounts are real as I found out calling some other offices. My first visit was in January 2018. I have had numerous procedures done since then (altogether 30 - thirty - visits) ranging from deep cleaning, numerous cavities and including one implant and two crowns. All work was done in the office, the quality of work has been 100%+, I have never experienced nay 'post-procedure' pains or complications. The staff is very friendly and I am very happy I picked Contemporary dentistry for my dental needs. UPDATE: January 2023. Just had the cleaning done, after five years still a satisfied customer.

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My family and I have been patients of Dr. Morales and his practice for 18 years. The time period, alone, should be an indication of my family’s satisfaction.  Dr. Morales is wonderful...he invariably demonstrates serving his patients’ best interests and well-being in recommending and carrying out treatment. We have never had lingering issues in any treatment given.  We have successfully recommended him and his practice and will continue to do so. We never have a problem with scheduling appointments and the office staff is always welcoming and pleasant. The office, itself, is modern and comfortable.  If I could give 10 Stars, I would! P.S. Love our hygienist, Amy.

S.W. Yelp

I’ve had a very positive experience with Contemporary Dentistry of Fairfax starting with my initial phone call to make my appointment, to the welcoming and professional office staff, and the talent and skill of the dentists. I currently see Dr Noumy but I trust that I would get the same care from the other dentists as well.

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I travel from Florida for Dentist Diego Morales.  He is super careful and I don’t have any pain.  Excellent work in my mouth.  Dentist Diego Morales treats you like part of his family.  No waiting times when you have an appointment.  The receptionist and the staff very attentive.  I recommended 100%.

M.C. Yelp

I have been a patient of Contemporary Dentistry (Dr. Morales) for many years and my experience with his practice has been very positive (especially considering I do not enjoy dental work). He has always made me aware of options for treatment. Over the years, he has always reassured me during instances where I may need a filling, root canal, crown and most recently a dental implant. The staff at Contemporary Dentistry, including hygienist Amy and office personnel are very professional and considerate. Dr. Abril did the implant procedure and his expertise and followup care was especially appreciated. My experience with this practice is such that I have not explored other options for my dental care and consistently see them for my regular checkups. If there are any concerns between regular visits, all I have to do is phone the office and an appointment is available very quickly. I am very happy with the service I have receive from Contemporary Dentistry of Manassas and recommend them without reservation.

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Restore Gum Health

Periodontal disease will cause more damage without the correct treatment so it's important to get professional help as soon as any signs occur. At Contemporary Dentistry, we work with you to restore your gum health and avoid future cases of the disease. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with our dental experts, get in touch with our office in Fairfax, VA or Manassas, VA.

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