Non-Surgical Periodontics - Fairfax & Woodbridge, VA

The Simple, Effective Non-Surgical Approach to Periodontal Health

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Non-Invasive Techniques for Severe Periodontal Disease

Invasive surgery should always be the last resort to correcting any dental problem, but when it becomes necessary, renowned periodontist Dr. Ahmad Hawasli takes a personalized approach to gum disease treatment at our periodontal clinic in Fairfax & Woodbridge, VA. Often, patients can eliminate severe gum disease … without ever having to come in for an invasive procedure! Using non-surgical periodontal therapies such as oral antibiotics, antimicrobials and bite adjustment therapies, patients can take a simple and virtually pain-free approach to effective periodontal disease treatment. Of course, the first step of treating any stage of gum disease is coming in for an initial consultation. During your initial visit to our Fairfax & Woodbridge, VA office, Dr. Hawasli will examine the health of your oral soft tissues, and will design a personalized and effective treatment plan to not only correct your gum disease, but to ensure that it doesn’t return in the future!

Advanced Gum Disease Treatment From A World-Renowned Periodontist

Common Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapies

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Scaling and root planing is often the first approach a periodontist takes in order to treat gum disease. This essentially involves a rigorous cleaning of the periodontal pockets, which fill with inflammation-causing bacteria during periodontal disease. In severe cases, oral antibiotics and/or antimicrobial treatments are used in combination with scaling and root planing to wipe out infection caused by heavy, long-term buildup of plaque and tartar. Common oral antibiotics/antimicrobials include tetracycline, azithromycin, amoxicillin and clindamycin.
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Bite Adjustments

A misaligned bite (malocclusion) rarely causes periodontal disease by itself, but it can often make the symptoms of gum disease worse. In the event of exacerbated soft-tissue inflammation caused by malocclusion, Dr. Hawasli often performs bite adjustment therapies to reshape the “biting surface” of teeth. This helps to reduce points of pressure that amplify painful inflammation related to gum disease. Other simple non-invasive techniques include replacing worn-out fillings and incorporating custom bite guards that help relax joints in the oral cavity.
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Periodontal Maintenance

Once gum disease has been effectively treated, it is important to ensure that it doesn’t return. This is the role of periodontal maintenance, which essentially involves periodic deep cleanings of the teeth, gums and periodontal pockets, which are small spaces between the teeth. The buildup of plaque and bacteria in the mouth is inevitable, but with combinations of quality brushing, routine flossing and periodontal maintenance every 3-4 months, patients can be quite effectively prevent gum disease from returning.
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The Simple Approach To Gum And Periodontal Disease Treatment

The importance of treating severe gum disease cannot be understated. Aside from the acute effects of gum disease – which can include pain, swelling, redness and bleeding – if left unchecked, chronic soft tissue inflammation in the oral cavity can have major health repercussions. In fact, research suggests that untreated gum disease can lead to increased risks of life-threatening conditions such as stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease! Furthermore, periodontal disease can quickly lead to gum erosion, bone loss, and ultimately tooth loss. In the event of tooth loss, complex surgical procedures are required in order to return the mouth to a state of health and balance.

For this reason, Dr. Hawasli and the team at Woodbridge Periodontal and Implant Center make it a point to prioritize affordability of care. Every patient deserves to receive the gum disease treatment they need, which is why we are happy to work with patients on a case-by-case basis to develop a financial plan that includes affordable monthly payments. If you are suffering from symptoms of gum disease, don’t postpone treatment. Call or visit our Fairfax & Woodbridge, VA periodontist office today and speak with our professional team about an effective, non-invasive, fully customized gum disease treatment plan that will work for you.

An Advanced, Non-Surgical Approach To Severe Gum Disease.

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Woodbridge Location

New Patients:
(703) 436-1316

Current Patients:
(703) 491-2974

2200 Opitz Blvd #205,
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Office Hours
Monday | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday | Closed

Fairfax Location

New Patients:
(703) 570-4800

Current Patients:
(703) 570-4802

8622 Lee Hwy, Unit D
Fairfax, VA 22031

Office Hours
Monday |
Tuesday |
8:30am – 5pm
Wednesday | 
Thursday | Closed
Friday | Closed
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