PERIODONTAL TREATMENTS - WOODBRIDGE AND BRISTOW, VA
Maintain A Healthy Smile
Custom Periodontal Treatments
You may only think of your gums as simply the pink tissues that cover your teeth. But gums play a bigger role in the overall health of your mouth. Soft tissues support your teeth and create a tight seal around your teeth to prevent bacteria from damaging other oral structures. If your gum tissues aren’t functioning optimally, such as you have signs of gum disease or a “gummy” smile, you may not feel healthy or confident. When you have periodontal concerns, turn to our team at Momentum Dental. We offer both conventional treatments and minimally invasive procedures with dental lasers. With personalization and care, we can help you establish better soft tissue health with our custom periodontal surgery and gum disease treatment in Woodbridge and Bristow, VA, and give you a smile you’re proud of.
Benefiting From Soft Tissue Treatment
- Improved smile aesthetics
- Reduced risk of decay and infection
- Prevent advanced gum disease
- Improve smile symmetry
- Increase function and comfort
- Minimize gum recession
Improving Comfort With Laser Dentistry
We’re proud to have alternative treatment options at our office to improve the comfort of our patients. Our dentist is trained and experienced in using our diode soft tissue laser for periodontal treatments like gum surgery and crown lengthening. Dental lasers eliminate the need for scalpels and incisions, thus minimizing bleeding, swelling, and discomfort after the procedure. Healing time is also greatly reduced with this minimally invasive treatment option, with most people returning to daily activities the day after treatment. Soft tissue procedures and gum disease treatment in Woodbridge and Bristow, VA can be intimidating but know that our team at Momentum Dental does all we can to maximize your comfort and safety.
Our Select Periodontal Treatments
A “gummy” smile (too much gum tissue that shows when you smile) can affect your confidence and may increase the risk of tooth decay. Crown lengthening, gently completed with our dental laser, reshapes the gum tissues to arch naturally over each tooth crown. This recreates a symmetrical smile and an improved tooth-to-gum ratio.
Scaling and Root Planing
Gum disease is a progressive condition that is characterized by infection of the gum tissues in the pockets around the teeth. The first treatment step is scaling and root planing, a non-surgical procedure that cleans these pockets of plaque and tartar buildup. Root planing then smooths the tooth surfaces to gum tissues can reattach.
Gum tissues that have been damaged from gum disease pull away from the teeth. Within the pockets, bacterial plaque can accumulate and continue to destroy the oral structures. A gingivectomy removes these tissues so that healthy remaining gums can reattach to the teeth and seal out bacteria.
Gum Disease Treatment
Advanced cases of gum disease can cause irreversible damage to the oral structures, including the gums and bone. Gum disease treatment in Woodbridge and Bristow, VA, otherwise known as osseous surgery, removes the bacteria in the pockets and infected gum tissues around the teeth. Healthy gums can then reattach to the teeth and form a tight seal to block out bacteria.
After the conclusion of gum disease treatment, more frequent cleanings are necessary to ensure that it does not harm the tissues again. Periodontal maintenance is a deep cleaning of the teeth at and below the gum line to remove any accumulated plaque and tartar.
Laser Gum Surgery
An alternative to scalpel-based osseous surgery, laser gum therapy uses the power of dental laser light to vaporize bacterial, tartar, and diseased tissues. After the bone is reshaped, the healthy tissues can reattach to protect teeth from future bacterial accumulation.