Periodontal Services in
Leesburg, Virginia

The word periodontal means “around the tooth." Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.

Periodontal Services in Leesburg, Virginia

Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.

Not only is it the number one reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy. Researchers are determining if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease affect these systemic diseases and conditions. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease.

Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease.

Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Bleeding gums:
    Gums should never bleed, even when you brush vigorously or use dental floss.
  • Loose teeth:
    Also caused by bone loss or weakened periodontal fibers (fibers that support the tooth to the bone)
  • New spacing between teeth:
    Caused by bone loss
  • Persistent bad breath:
    Caused by bacteria in the mouth
  • Pus around the teeth and gums:
    Sign that there is an infection present.
  • Receding gums:
    Loss of gum around a tooth.
  • Red and puffy gums:
    Gums should never be red or swollen.
  • Tenderness or Discomfort:
    Plaque, calculus, and bacteria irritate the gums and teeth.

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Dwaine P.

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Rachel E.

Very friendly staff! All throughout the routine cleaning, the staff explained what they were doing and why. I felt like they went above and beyond to make me comfortable and informed about my dental health.
Dwaine P.

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Dwaine P.

The office is clean and pleasantly decorated. The staff was friendly and very professional. I like how organized and prompt everything was on my first visit to this dentist. So far, I'm impressed and plan to have more work done in the upcoming weeks.
Clay M.

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Clay M.

The staff is friendly and have been gentle on my kids and I. The hygienists are clear when a service will cost extra with my insurance, so there are no surprises. Good folks.
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