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Gum Disease Manassas VA

Periodontal TherapyAn Overview

Periodontal therapy is used to control the spread of disease-causing oral bacteria. Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the gums.  Linked to both oral and systemic health complications, gum disease is most effectively treated in the earliest stages of development.  Left untreated, gum disease can damage gum tissue, cause tooth loss, and may lead to deterioration of the jawbone and function and stability of the bite.

Manassas dentist, Dr. Nadder Hassan, is experienced in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. Visiting the dentist for preventative dental health exams at least twice a year is the best way to prevent the development and spread of gum disease. Dr. Hassan can identify gum disease during routine dental exams for early intervention and treatment. Early diagnosis can prevent future damage to the health of the teeth, gums, and jawbone. Our dental care team will visually screen for periodontal disease at every oral health exam for the benefit of our patient’s oral and overall health.

Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of systemic health diseases. Gum disease is an underlying commonality in patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and patients with high risk of heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Poor oral health directly impacts your overall well-being and the health of your entire body. Good oral hygiene is essential for maintaining the health of your natural smile and for disease prevention.  Dr. Hassan works with patients to build a comprehensive understanding of their personal medical history, health risks, and overall health to help them create a personalized treatment plan that will maintain long-term dental health. For patients at high risk of developing gum disease, or for those who have had gum disease, Dr. Hassan may recommend visiting the dentist more frequently for regular teeth cleanings.

Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease

How do I know if I have gum disease?

Gum disease frequently goes undiagnosed until a patient’s gums begin to bleed or become sensitive and irritated. If your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, gum disease has most likely already started to cause damage to your gums and teeth. Regular preventive care visits to Manassas Smiles is the best way to prevent the spread of gum disease. If you notice any of the following signs or symptoms, or any changes in your oral health, contact our Manassas dentist office as soon as possible.

  • Swollen gums
  • Tender gums
  • Chronic halitosis
  • White or red lesions
  • Receding gum line
  • Loosening of teeth
  • Shifting of teeth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Sensitive teeth

Gum Disease & Children

Children can develop gum disease. Gum disease is most commonly attributed to poor oral hygiene. Children who do not receive proper early oral health care or who do not brush and floss thoroughly may develop gum disease at an early age. It is essential for children to visit the dentist at least twice a year. Professional teeth cleanings can help keep their gums healthy. Our dental care team can also make personalized recommendations for improving their oral hygiene habits. Manassas Smiles is a family-focused dentist office that offers compassionate dentistry for patients of all ages. Giving your children the gift of oral health can help keep their growing bodies healthy and active. We invite families to our Manassas dentist office and offer the convenience of “one stop” dental care in Northern VA.

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Every employee at Manassas Smiles is incredibly warm and welcoming. Every time I entered the building I was greeted by name. I really enjoyed my experiences here and would recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality dentistry experience!Jamie S.
I love this place. The staff is wonderful. Medina is the best she went above and beyond to see if our insurance was accepted there. My 2 year did a great job on his first dental visit and loved the staff and dentists.Michelle P.
Dr. Hassan and his staff are completely amazing! They really know how to make you feel like family. I am grateful to have found such an amazing Dentist, who's done such an amazing job. I would recommend Dr. Hassan to everyone!Beverly F.
Dr. Hassan is very knowledgeable, kind, and patient. He really went the extra mile for the last time I came into his office and helped me work out issue with my retainer. He seems to be investing a lot in his business which I notice and appreciate. For example, the…Ander M.
My husband and I have been looking for a good dentist for a long time. We've tried four dentists before and every time just got disappointed because instead of providing a good service, they tried to get as much money from us as they possibly could. Today, I went to…Anna D.

Periodontal Therapy What to Expect

Early diagnosis of gum disease is essential for effective treatment and to prevent additional oral health concerns. Manassas Smiles offers comprehensive dental health exams that include a thorough screening for signs of gum disease.  Dr. Hassan provides comprehensive and personalized periodontal therapy treatment options to help manage gum disease.

Treatment Options for Gum Disease

Dr. Hassan offers comprehensive treatment for gum disease and related oral health conditions.  We provide services to restore the teeth and gums so you may enjoy improved oral health.  In addition to periodontal therapy, we offer full-service dental implants, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and other cosmetic and restorative dental services.

  • Oral Hygiene- Good oral hygiene is the best preventive measure against developing gum disease. Brushing and flossing and visiting the dentist at least twice a year for professional teeth cleanings can help keep oral bacteria in check. Our dental care team can always offer tips and tricks on how to improve your oral hygiene routine.  Patients with periodontal disease or who are at a higher risk of developing gum disease may consider visiting the dentist more frequently.
  • Scaling & Root Planing- Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning of the teeth and gums. Dr. Hassan thoroughly cleans all surfaces of the teeth and deep into the pockets of the gums removing disease-causing bacteria. When caught early, this treatment can often clear the gums of diseased tissue so that the gums may begin to heal. Dr. Hassan may recommend the use of anti-bacterial mouthwashes to help keep bacteria in line.
  • Periodontal Surgery- For patients with advanced periodontal disease that has caused damage to the gums or jawbone, Dr. Hassan may coordinate with a local periodontist. Gum grafting or bone grafting may be necessary to restore the patient’s oral health.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have sore gums or bleeding gums, schedule an appointment for a periodontal disease screening and consultation. Dr. Hassan offers treatment for all stages of gum disease in the Centreville, VA and Manassas, VA area. We gladly welcome new patients.

Dr. Nadder Hassan, DDS

Why choose Manassas Smiles?

Dr. Nadder Hassan provides a full range of dental services at Manassas Smiles in Northern VA. Personalized care using quality materials and advanced technology is the foundation of your family-friendly dental practice serving patients and families in many local communities.

Our team places an emphasis on patient education and a conservative approach to your oral health care. Our goal is to serve as a partner in your health care, working with you to maintain a healthy, beautiful, and lasting smile.