Gum Disease Treatments in Herndon, Virginia
If you have been diagnosed with periodontal, or gum, disease, you may require either non-surgical or surgical treatment based upon how severe your condition is. Dr. Farhad Hakim is highly skilled in gum disease treatments in Herndon, Virginia, and he will recommend a personalized treatment plan for you.
Non-surgical treatments for gum disease (gingivitis) offered by Herndon Dental Center include deep cleanings to remove tartar and plaque from the gums. Deep cleanings typically involve both scaling and root planing. Scaling removes tartar, plaque, and stains from the teeth. Root planing removes tartar and plaque from the gum pocket and root while also smoothing the root surfaces, making it more difficult for plaque to attach to it.
Surgical treatments for gum disease performed by Dr. Hakim include flap surgery, where the gum is removed from around the teeth to get rid of tartar, plaque, and any diseased tissue. The gum is then stitched back into place.
To keep your gums healthy before and after periodontal treatment, we recommend brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily to remove excess plaque. Regular dental cleanings and exams can also help keep your gums in good shape.