Periodontics

Periodontal Disease Treatment in Washington, DC

Have you noticed swollen, painful, or bleeding gums when brushing? If you’re encountering the challenges of gum disease, please know that you’re not alone and that Love Dental Studio is here to help you with the best care possible.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the inflammation of the gums that can affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It’s caused by harmful bacteria present in plaque, which, if not removed through regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings, can lead to severe complications.

Gum Disease Treatment

Dr. Marla Yee’s commitment to you is steady support through your journey to optimal oral health. She offers a range of personalized gum disease treatments designed to halt the progression of periodontal disease and restore your gums to health. Every treatment plan she suggests is tailored to your unique needs, ensuring a treatment process that’s as comforting as it is effective.

Understanding the Types of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a progressive, multi-stage condition that worsens over time. Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, is characterized by swollen, red, and bleeding gums. Fortunately, this stage is reversible through professional gum therapy.

However, if gum disease progresses into periodontitis, this type of gum disease can only be managed and controlled to prevent further progression, infection, and inflammation. Slight periodontal disease might start as a little gum recession but can lead to significant bone and tooth loss.

How Does Gum Disease Affect Health?

Gum disease can have far-reaching effects on your overall health, transcending beyond oral health issues.  Research suggests a connection between periodontal disease and other systemic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Additionally, gum disease may affect the control of blood sugar, making diabetes more challenging to manage, and inflammation in your gums can signal and contribute to systemic inflammation, which is a risk factor for heart disease.

Our team understands the importance of comprehensive care, and we aim to support your overall well-being by providing expert general dentistry and periodontal treatments. Please remember that you’re not alone on this journey. At Love Dental Studio, our compassionate professionals are here to guide you toward not just oral health but whole-body health.

Compassionate & Effective Periodontal Disease Treatment

If you’ve recently noticed gum disease symptoms, fear not. Our knowledgeable Washington, DC, dentist can provide the information and support you need. We understand the complexity of gum disease and are committed to guiding you through your treatment with the utmost care. You’re warmly invited to reach out to Love Dental Studio with any concerns or questions you may have. Dr. Yee is ready to assist you in achieving a healthy smile in a supportive, understanding, and compassionate environment.

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