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Gum Disease Treatment at Arlington Dental Excellence

Give Your Smile the Foundation It Needs

Most people tend to think about their teeth when practicing oral care at home or visiting our dental office. However, your gums are just as important for a number of reasons. The gum tissues are responsible for protecting vulnerable areas of your teeth (i.e. the roots) as well as provide ample stability when chewing your favorite foods. Without healthy gums, your teeth won’t have a reliable place to live. If your gums feel tender and sensitive or appear red or inflamed, you’ll want to give our dental office a call for gum disease treatment in Arlington, VA.

Why Choose Arlington Dental Excellence for Gum Disease Treatment?

Chao Pinhole Technique Utilized In-House
Relaxing Sedation Dentistry Available
Dentists Focused on Patient-Centered Care

Scaling & Root Planing

When gum disease has passed the first stages of development (also known as gingivitis), professional intervention is necessary to stop the infection from spreading. This deep cleaning process includes scaling and root planing, a two-part process designed to promote healing of the gums and reduce the risk of reinfection. Scaling works to remove plaque and tartar from areas above and beneath the gum line, while root planing works to smooth out the tooth roots so they can better reattach to the gums.

Chao Pinhole Technique

Our dental office is proud to off the Chao Pinhole Technique. As one of the first dental offices to offer this treatment in Fresno, those with significant plaque buildup on teeth can expect fantastic results. By creating a small hole in the gum tissue, we can access areas of the mouth, gently loosen the gum tissue, and reduce the need for treatments like gum grafting or surgery. This option is best for those with severe gum disease and exposed tooth roots.

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