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Dentist in Alexandria, VA

January 30, 2019

Periodontal therapy in Alexandria, VA

Dentist in Alexandria, VA

At our dental practice, Dental Excellence, we provide many different types of periodontal therapies. If you want to see our dentist in Alexandria, VA, you can be assured that you will receive the very finest dental and periodontal care from Dr. Sheri Salartash which will help to ensure that your gums remain healthy, or are able to return to excellent health.

At our dental practice we provide non-surgical periodontal therapy. This is how our dentist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, as well as control the growth of harmful bacteria. Many times when gum disease is caught early, scaling and root planing is the only type of periodontal treatment that may be needed. However, you may also need to have certain dental procedures performed, such as replacing dental crowns which have overhanging edges that can contribute to the accumulation of plaque. At our office we provide patients with scaling and root planing so that plaque and tartar can be removed from their teeth, and from areas that are below the gum line. During the root planing portion of the procedure, the root surfaces will be smoothed so that the supportive tissues can more easily reattach to the tooth surface. Generally, our dentist in Alexandria, VA will provide this treatment while the patient remains perfectly comfortable due to the use of local anesthesia. During scaling and root planing, a topical antibiotic may be applied. Our dentist may possibly decide it is best to provide antibiotics in pill form, as well. There are also anti-bacterial mouth rinses which can be effective in this situation. At our office we also offer laser bacterial reduction. This is a new technology that attacks gum disease at a microscopic level. A soft tissue laser is used in this process.

For an appointment to see our dentist in Alexandria, VA for periodontal therapy, contact us today.

3116 Mt Vernon Ave,
Alexandria, VA 22305
(703) 745-5497