Healthy gums are the foundation of your oral health. At the office of Farhan Qureshi, DDS, we deliver excellence in periodontal care and family dental care to patients in the Alexandria area. Gum disease is a common condition that many people experience at some point in their lifetime. Dr. Qureshi can identify and effectively treat periodontal disease using the latest dental technology and techniques, ensuring you maintain a healthy and confident smile.
The following symptoms are indicators that you may gum disease:
- Deep pocket depth
- Bleeding gums
- Teeth movement
- Pain or irritation in the gums
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call the office of Dr. Qureshi as soon as possible to setup an appointment.
Gum Disease Treatment
Dr. Qureshi determines your gum disease treatment based on the specific type and severity of your condition. Periodontal disease is progressive and occurs in the following stages:
- Gingivitis: The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. It is caused by a buildup of plaque and toxins in the gums. The irritation from these toxins causes the gums to become tender, puffy, and even bleed.
- Periodontitis: During the second stage, the gums become even more irritated and inflamed. Your gums tend to bleed easily. You may experience bone loss in the jaw, and your teeth may start to loosen.
- Advanced Periodontitis: The last stage is severe gum disease, where your periodontal ligament wears down significantly, causing your teeth to loose stability. If left untreated, it can result in tooth loss. It is vital that you schedule your appointment as soon as possible if you have advanced periodontitis.
Depending on the severity of your gum disease, we may use a specialized periodontal cleaning procedure known as scaling and root planing, or deep cleaning. Deep cleaning is a proven and highly effective treatment for gum disease. With regular dental checkups and diligent brushing and flossing habits at home, periodontal disease can be prevented, managed and treated in its earliest stages.
You can trust that our staff at Farhan Qureshi, DDS will work with you to treat any existing gum disease as well as help you prevent developing periodontal disease in the future. We serve patients of all ages with the knowledge and skill to address the unique oral health concerns that patients face at various stages of their life.
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