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.

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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We found Dr. Morales after we switched insurance and it has been the best decision we have made.  The kids love it and the staff is friendly.

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Dr. Diego Morales is hands down the beat dentist in the area. Super gentle, and made my experience stress free. Thank you Dr. Morales for keeping my teeth healthy!

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Family friendly! Great job making my child feel comfortable and answering all questions.

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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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