Periodontal Therapy for Washington, D.C.

Even patients who brush and floss diligently are susceptible to the threat of gum disease. In fact, this condition affects over 75% of American adults today, and the worst part is that many people aren’t aware of its presence within their mouth at all. Reversing the dangerous effects of gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) at the earliest possible stages is truly critical, which is why our team at My Face My Smile makes it a priority. Dr. Shakrokh Soltani always carefully inspects your soft tissue for any tell-tale signs during each check-up. If we determine that you are suffering from gum disease, we offer several personalized therapy options that can leave you feeling confident about the state of your oral health once more.

Common signs of gum disease that you can look for at home include:

  • Bleeding that occurs when brushing or flossing
  • Persistent bad breath that isn’t alleviated with oral hygiene or mouthwash
  • Tenderness or discoloration of the gums
  • A bite feels strange or loose
  • Teeth that appear longer (receding gums)

Of course, it’s important to remember that in many cases, signs of gum disease that can be detected by an untrained eye may not materialize until the condition has reached a more advanced stage. That’s why attending regular check-ups at our Washington, D.C. practice is such an important routine.

What to Expect During Gum Disease Treatment?

Once we’ve determined that you’re struggling with the presence of gum disease, Dr. Soltani can recommend a treatment option depending on the severity of your condition. In mild cases, more frequent or in-depth check-ups may be enough to reverse any negative effects. More severe instances will require scaling and root planing, which consists of removing hardened tartar from the teeth and below the gum line and smoothing the surfaces of your roots. Soft tissue laser therapy is also available as a state-of-the-art option that allows us to remove diseased tissue more precisely and comfortably than ever before. Most patients don’t even require stitches afterward!

Contact Us to Learn More About Periodontal Disease

Here at My Face My Smile, we’re fully committed to providing our patients with dental care that’s modern, skillful, and as exceptional as possible. Please contact our Washington, D.C. office today if you have any questions or concerns about our services, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. We can wait to help you achieve complete oral health and happiness.