Periodontal Surgery

Dental Town DC

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Washington, DC

Your gums are the foundation for your teeth, so it’s important that they stay healthy. If you’re experiencing gum disease, Samira Shenasi, DDS, and the team of dedicated professionals at Dental Town DC can help. From her state-of-the-art clinic in Washington, DC, Dr. Shenasi provides exceptional periodontal surgery services to keep your mouth healthy. Schedule your visit to Dental Town DC today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Periodontal Surgery Q & A

Why do I need to keep my gums healthy?

Many people overlook the health of their gums, which is problematic because they’re necessary for keeping your teeth in place and ensuring the proper functioning of your mouth. Untreated gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults, and the inflammation that it causes can lead to several other health issues, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Dementia
  • Premature birth

You should focus as much attention and energy on keeping your gums healthy as you do on making sure you keep your teeth clean.

What are the signs that I need periodontal care?

The most obvious sign that you need periodontal treatment is bleeding gums when you brush or floss. Some of the other symptoms that indicate your gums might need dedicated care include:

  • Pus around your gumline
  • Gums that are swollen, red, or tender
  • Change in the way your bite feels
  • Bad taste in your mouth or a foul odor that won’t go away

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a visit with Dental Town DC immediately. Dr. Shenasi can evaluate your gums and recommend several treatment methods.

Many periodontal issues, like gum disease, develop silently and reach their advanced stages without you necessarily noticing any symptoms. 

Because of this, it’s important to maintain regular cleanings and checkups with Dr. Shenasi, who is trained to spot signs of gum disease at their earliest stages.

What periodontal surgery services do you offer?

Dental Town DC offers several periodontal surgeries to keep your gums healthy, including:

  • Scaling and root planing
  • Periodontal splinting
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Osseous surgery (pocket reduction)
  • Gum or soft tissue grafting

Dr. Shenasi also performs diagnostic services like periodontal biopsies and gum surgeries that can prepare you for other services, like bone grafting, ridge augmentation, or sinus augmentation to make your mouth more suited for dental implants. 

She also offers cosmetic periodontal surgery that alters the aesthetic qualities of your gums and improves the appearance of your smile.

To learn more about how Dr. Shenasi can keep your gums healthy and beautiful, schedule a visit to Dental Town DC today by calling the office or booking online.