Dr. Jafari may recommend a periodontal treatment to manage gum disease and improve your oral health. Our dentist and team will check your gums during your regular dental exams to ensure they are in good health and diagnose and treat any problems that may be developing. We invite you to call Inova Dental Clinic at 703-433-1400 to schedule a consultation and learn more about periodontics in Sterling, Virginia.

Our periodontal services include:

Periodontics is a specialized field within dentistry that concentrates on safeguarding oral health by preventing, diagnosing and treating periodontal disease along with other conditions affecting the soft tissues and gums in the mouth. Also referred to as gum disease, periodontal disease stems from bacterial activity within plaque. When plaque accumulates on teeth surfaces, the bacteria provoke irritation and inflammation in the gum tissues. If left unattended, this initial stage known as gingivitis can escalate into a more advanced condition termed periodontitis.

Gingivitis is identifiable through signs such as tender, red and swollen gums that bleed easily. In the more advanced stage of periodontitis, gum recession becomes apparent, coupled with potential bone loss and even tooth loss. Timely intervention can usually reverse gingivitis through professional cleanings and enhanced oral care at home. In contrast, treating periodontitis generally demands more intricate and frequent therapeutic measures. Our practice takes pride in delivering top-tier treatment for gum disease, aimed at restoring optimal oral health.

While our dentist and team provide some periodontal treatments for the early stage of gum disease, we also work with a trusted periodontal specialist to ensure patients with a more advanced stage of the disease receive treatments that meet their needs. We also work with this periodontal specialist to ensure proper dental implant placement prior to creating your implant restorations.

For a comprehensive understanding of periodontics and how we can nurture your smile, we encourage you to reach out to us today. Our skilled dentist and team eagerly anticipate the opportunity to serve you with utmost care.