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Periodontal Disease Treatment

A widespread condition, three out of every four people have a form of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Given the broad population that is affected, our belief at Robert A. Morabito, DDS is that thorough evaluation of each patient’s dental health allows us to provide comprehensive treatment. Therefore our Falls Church dentist, Dr. Morabito, bases treatment plans on the type and severity of disease to provide patients with an appropriate level of care.

Why Get Treatment for Periodontal Disease?

Plaque, a bacterial film that forms on the teeth, is the cause of gum disease. Without treatment, this film hardens into tartar on the surface while also travelling below the gum line, leading to inflammation of the gums and creating deeper spaces between the teeth and gums where further infection can develop. At this point, the spread of bacteria has substantially impacted the underlying connections that hold teeth in place. This may leave patients with loose teeth and diminished facial structure as advanced disease causes loss of supporting bone and recession of gum tissue.

When gum disease is detected early, we can recommend a wider variety of less invasive treatment options.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Periodontal Disease

During the earliest stage of gum disease, professional cleanings coupled with more intensive at-home dental care are effective means of clearing gingivitis. Patients to our Falls Church dental practice will receive advice on improving their daily home care routine to protect their smiles from the return of disease.

If disease has progressed to periodontitis, deep cleaning is often recommended. More comprehensive than standard cleanings, deep cleaning consists of dental scaling and root planing. Dental scaling involves removing plaque, tartar, and other irritants both from the surface of the teeth as well as below the gum line. To reduce the pocket depth and encourage proper healing, the tooth roots will be smoothed through the process of root planing. Typically, these areas are numbed while the procedure takes place to ensure patient comfort.

To further control infection and promote recovery, Dr. Morabito may also recommend medications that treat gum inflammation as well as medicated oral rinses.

Surgical Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Significantly advanced periodontal disease may require surgical intervention to treat. Surgery may also be necessary when disease does not respond to deep cleaning or other non-surgical options. Periodontal surgeries can both eliminate the disease and promote the rehabilitation of damaged connective tissue.

Contact Us.

A consultation visit at our Falls Church dental office can be the first step to regaining a strong, healthy smile. If you are ready to learn more about treatment options for periodontal disease, contact us today.

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Dr. Morabito and your wonderful staff - Thank you so much for your kind, welcoming, and kid-friendly attention you gave me and my sons when we came in for the Harrison's 1st dental checkup. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

The Harrisons

Dr. Morabito is an awesome dentist, a great personality with the hift of humor, he is personable, and amazingly manages to choose the very best people to work for him. They are all excellent and most of all - caring and genuine. And with my dental problems, believe me I have had my share of being treated like a "number." I recently flew back to Falls Church from Kansas City to have him do my implants, because I don't trust anyone else.

Lynn S.

Dr. Morabito is a rare man: intellectual, very professional, very sensitive and practical to his patients. HIS STAFF: ADIMINISTRATION, DENTAL HYGENISTS, DENTAL ASSISTANTS , entertainment, and a charitable character are exceptionally capable, as he demands. If his practice were a fine hotel, his ZAGAT rating would be the highest. Dr. Morabito is an exceptional man! His professional associations keep him in the forefront of the latest methods and technology. He is excellent with the fearful and anxious patients and makes them feel confident. He is great in all the technical aspects of dentistry. He makes thousands of patients look better and feel great about themselves. You can feel secure in knowing that Dr. Morabito is the only dentist you will need, and he is affordable with a variety of financial plans. All aspects are well explained. If you want a great dentist, see Dr. Morabito and his charming and professional staff that will make you comfortable like family.

Michael C.

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