Periodontal Disease Treatments in Ashburn, VA

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Numerous types of oral disorders, for example, gum disease, might ultimately impact a person's overall health. Often referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is a progressive oral infection that affects a diverse number of patients annually. Attributable to damaging dental bacteria, gum disease is considered a principal cause of loose or missing teeth in older individuals and has been associated with a range of worrisome overall health problems. These bacteria reside within plaque deposits that accumulate on the teeth and produce toxins, which will start to harm the gumline, jawbone, and various other tissues that secure every tooth in its proper place.

Gum disease is essentially classified into three progressive levels; the beginning phase of gum disease is gingivitis, followed by periodontitis. The last and most dangerous level of the disorder is called advanced periodontitis. Diagnosing and managing periodontal disease as early as possible can end the process and safeguard your health. For those who have signs, like swollen or red gums, bleeding while toothbrushing or flossing, or persistent bad breath (also called halitosis), periodontal disease might be affecting their oral wellness.

Our team at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates offers several effective solutions to address periodontal disease, regardless of its phase. Call our office in Ashburn, VA soon to set up your biannual comprehensive examination and discover your solutions to halt periodontal disease.

Diagnosing and managing periodontal disease when the first symptoms arise is critical to conserving the state of your smile. To learn if periodontal disease is impacting your oral wellness, our dental professionals will use a tiny device to assess the gaps separating your gum tissue and teeth. If these gaps are more than three millimeters in-depth, it might be a cause for concern. Dental x-rays will also help Dr. Claustro gauge the amount of jawbone securing each tooth and find out if a more advanced stage of periodontal disease has set in.

At Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates, we utilize the latest tests to detect your current phase of periodontal disease and will determine an appropriate course for care. The beginning stage of gum disease (gingivitis) is frequently taken care of through thorough cleaning and better at-home dental hygiene. To manage periodontitis, the following stage of gum disease, SRP (occasionally known as scaling and root planing) procedures are done and can be paired with externally applied antibiotics. Advanced-phase instances of gum disease may be best managed via a more invasive option, including flap surgery and bone transplant methods.

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Dr Claustro is amazing. She’s hands down the best dentist I’ve been to. She’s conservative in her methods and applies practical guidance and education on treatments.

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Owing to state-of-the-art dental care approaches, Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates can help people who have periodontal disease get access to effective treatments and reclaim the health of their teeth and gums. When you experience one or more issues related to gum disease, we recommend that you contact our Ashburn, VA office as early as possible. Primary dentist Dr. Joanna Claustro and her staff are experienced in many solutions to take care of every phase of periodontal disease.

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Can periodontal disease be reversed or cured?
Only the early stage of gum disease, gingivitis, can be reversed with improved dental care and better at-home attention to the gums. Once gingivitis becomes periodontitis, it cannot be overturned.
What are the biggest risk factors for the development of periodontal disease?

Risk factors for periodontal disease include:

  • Use of tobacco products
  • Diabetes
  • Bad oral health and hygiene
  • Worn fillings or bridges
  • Immunodeficiency disorders
  • Regular use of medications that cause dry mouth
  • Use of oral contraceptives
  • Pregnancy
Will I know on my own if I have periodontal disease?
Probably not. In many cases, and especially with the gingivitis stage, there may not be apparent symptoms or warning signs. This makes it crucial to get regular cleanings and screenings with Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates. If you suspect you might have periodontal disease, symptoms may include red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, teeth separating from the gums, and persistent bad breath.
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