Periodontist in Alexandria
Gum disease is a very common condition that most people experience at some point. Our office can identify and treat periodontal disease in Alexandria VA to give you healthy gums.
Gum Disease Symptoms
Signs of gum disease include:
- Deep pocket depth
- Bleeding gums
- Teeth movement
- Pain or irritation in the gums
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call the office of Dr. Qureshi as soon as possible to setup an appointment.
Types of Gum Disease
Gum disease is progressive, and happens in stages. With regular dental checkups, periodontal disease can be caught and treated in its early stages to prevent more serious issues from developing.
Gingivitis: The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. It’s caused by a buildup of plaque and toxins in the gums. The irritation from these toxins causes the gums to become tender, puffy, and even bleed.
Periodontitis: During the second stage, the gums become even more irritated and inflamed. Your gums tend to bleed easily, you may experience bone loss in the jaw, and your teeth may start to loosen.
Advanced Periodontitis: The last stage is severe gum disease, where your periodontal ligament wears down more which makes your teeth less stabilized. If left untreated, it can result in tooth loss, so it’s vital that you schedule your appointment as soon as possible.
Periodontal Treatment in Alexandria, VA
Dr. Qureshi uses the latest advances in dental technology for periodontal treatment in Alexandria, VA. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, we may use a specialized periodontal cleaning procedure known as scaling and root planing. This is also commonly referred to as a deep cleaning.
Deep cleaning has been shown to be very effective for treating gum disease. In addition to the treatment in our office, it’s important to remember that eliminating gum disease is a continuous process that requires great oral care at home as well such as a proper tooth brushing and flossing routine.
Healthy gums are the foundation of your oral health. We will work with you to treat any existing gum disease, and help you prevent developing periodontal disease in the future. Call our office at 703-931-4544 for gum disease treatment in Alexandria VA.