In our Fairfax Dental Clinic, we make sure that you receive the highest level of preventative services including routine cleanings or periodontal maintenance. Our ultimate goal is to help you maintain great oral health throughout your lifetime!
Your teeth are not the only important part of your oral health. Your gum and bone health are also an essential component of your overall oral health. The gum and bony structure surrounding your teeth act as the foundation to a healthy smile.
Gingivitis is an inflammatory condition of the gum tissue caused by the accumulation of food particles, plaque and bacteria onto the tooth surface. If allowed to remain on the surface of the tooth the bacteria will cause inflammation of the gum tissues. Since gingivitis is a painless condition most patient won’t ever realize that they have it. Some additional symptoms of this condition in the advanced stages are bleeding gums, tenderness or sensitivity when brushing. If left untreated gingivitis can progress to a more aggressive form of gum disease called Periodontitis which can start to destroy the bone support around your teeth.
In our Fairfax Clinic we can provide comprehensive periodontal cleanings and help you establish a dental hygiene routine to keep this vital component healthy for many years to come! If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan please ask us.