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Periodontal Therapy – Vienna, VA

Advanced Care to Protect Your Gums

The gums are an incredibly important part of your oral health for a number of reasons. Not only do they give your teeth a place to live and provide a stable, long-term foundation, but they also prevent plaque and bacteria from entering other parts of the body. At Pace Dental, Dr. Saad provides periodontal therapy in Vienna, VA to keep your gums healthy and prevent future complications.

Why Choose Pace Dental for Periodontal Therapy?

  • Antibiotic Therapy to Promote Healing
  • Soft Tissue Laser Technology
  • Trusted by Local Families Since 1991

Scaling & Root Planing

Woman receiving scaling treatment

When gum disease has developed past the initial gingivitis stage and transformed into the more severe form known as periodontitis, scaling and root planing treatment is required. At-home brushing, flossing and professional cleanings aren’t enough to break down the bacteria-filled plaque and tartar from above and beneath the gum line, which is where scaling and root planing comes in. Scaling removes the plaque and tartar, while root planing allows our expert hygienist to smooth out the tooth roots so they can better reattach to the gums.

Gingivectomy

Closeup of smile during gum treatment

Whether we need to remove additional tartar from parts of the teeth or you simply wish more of your tooth enamel was visible in your smile, a gingivectomy can provide a viable solution. This is one of the oldest forms of periodontal therapy, but we provide it using our soft tissue laser technology. Dr. Saad takes conservative dentistry seriously, so you can expect him to be precise and accurate during every step of your gingivectomy.

Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Treatment

Patient receiving soft tissue laser treatment

If you’ve never heard of laser dentistry before, you’ll be happy to learn that it’s actually more accurate, precise, and comfortable compared to using traditional dental instruments. Through the use of highly concentrated light beams, we can remove damaged and excess gum tissue with relative ease, all without the use of stitches. This makes your post-operative care much easier to complete and take less time overall.

Antibiotic Therapy

Man sharing healthy smile

We use Arestin antibiotic therapy to promote the healing of your gums in between your routine visits. The antibiotic is placed inside the pockets in between your teeth, which form as a result of gum disease. When you come back for your checkup, we’ll confirm that the antibiotics are working as intended.

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