Periodontal Therapy in Arlington, VA

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At CNS Dental, we’re dedicated to safeguarding not just your teeth, but your gums too. Dr. Cara Schantz, our esteemed dentist, is well-versed in the intricacies of periodontal health and offers comprehensive periodontal therapy to tackle gum-related issues.

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What Is Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal therapy encompasses various treatments aimed at combating periodontal (gum) disease and restoring oral health. It’s a targeted approach that goes beyond regular cleanings to address the deeper issues affecting your gums and the foundations of your teeth.

Causes of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease doesn’t spring up overnight. It’s usually the result of:

  • Poor oral hygiene: By not keeping up with brushing and flossing, your mouth becomes prime real estate for bacteria and decay to take hold.
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco: These forms of tobacco can wreak havoc on your mouth.
  • Genetic predisposition: Unfortunately, we can’t choose our genetics. But Dr. Cara Schantz can help you reach optimal oral health!
  • Certain medications that reduce saliva flow: When we don’t make enough saliva to wash away bacteria, disease can take hold much easier.
  • Chronic illnesses such as diabetes: Keeping your diabetes under control greatly influences your oral health!

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

While it might be hard to catch periodontal disease early, it’s still important to keep an eye out for these warning signs:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Gums that bleed during or after brushing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Loose or separating teeth

The quicker you notice these symptoms the faster our team at CNS Dental can help you tackle your gum disease and get you back to a healthy smile.

Periodontal Therapy Options

Dr. Schantz offers a variety of periodontal treatments, including:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: A deep-cleaning method that removes tartar from above and below the gum line.
  • Gum Graft Surgery: Used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession.
  • Laser Treatment: A less invasive option to reduce gum pockets and eliminate bacteria.

Post-Treatment Care

After periodontal therapy, maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial. We’ll guide you on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as set up follow-up appointments for regular check-ups and cleanings. We may also recommend antimicrobial mouthwashes to add to your daily routine.

Periodontal Therapy FAQ

Periodontal therapy is more intensive than a regular cleaning and targets the roots beneath the gums.

We ensure your comfort throughout the treatment and offer sedation options if necessary. Thanks to technology and a skilled team, your discomfort will be minimal.

With proper care and follow-up, periodontal therapy can halt the progress of gum disease and improve your oral health significantly.

This all depends on the severity of your case and the intensity of your treatment. We’ll guide you through your specific procedure beforehand so you have the chance to prepare. Make sure to follow our after-care instructions for optimal healing, as well as preventing the return of the disease!

Pricing and Insurance

Investing in periodontal therapy is investing in your overall well-being. At CNS Dental, we:

  • Provide detailed breakdowns of costs and benefits so you can make informed decisions.
  • Work with a variety of insurance plans to help cover the cost of periodontal therapy.
  • Offer financing options to make payment manageable for every budget.

Call to Schedule an Appointment Today

Ready to take the next step towards healthier gums? Call us at (703) 304-3881 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Cara Schantz for top-tier periodontal care. Let us help you regain confidence in your smile with our expert periodontal therapy at CNS Dental.

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Great front office staff. Dr. Schantz is very talented and carefully explains what’s happening and takes time to answer your questions.

–- Daren