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Get treatment for gum disease at West Falls Church Dental in Falls Church.

Gum disease, or more formally, periodontal disease, is a condition caused by bacteria in plaque. Left untreated, bacteria can build up, infect, and eat away at teeth, gums, and even the bones that support your teeth. Gum disease can cause many issues from bad breath to tooth loss. At West Falls Church Dental in Falls Church, we can help you identify the symptoms of gum disease, treat it before it gets out of control, and help you prevent it from coming back.

Signs and symptoms of gum disease:

  • Bad breath
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing
  • Gum line receding or pulling away from teeth
  • Loose teeth or changes in tooth alignment

How we treat gum disease

Gum disease can typically be prevented with routine dental checkups, cleanings, and at-home care. Routine visits and dental cleanings are usually covered by dental insurance. Following a thorough at-home oral hygiene routine and regular dentist visits can help you avoid more costly procedures. Depending on how your teeth and gums respond, the dentists at West Falls Church Dental can recommend additional steps, including a deeper cleaning procedure called scaling and planning. For more serious conditions, there are medications and surgical procedures available to treat gum disease.   

How you can prevent gum disease

Gum disease can be prevented with simple, everyday steps. These include:

  • Brushing and flossing twice a day, every day
  • Using an antimicrobial mouthwash daily
  • Scheduling regular checkups

We’re here to answer your gum disease questions.

Gum disease can be prevented by following a proper dental care routine, including seeing your dentist twice a year. If you are experiencing gum disease symptoms, our team at West Falls Church Dental is here to help you. Call us at 703-641-8717, and we can schedule you for a checkup and cleaning.

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