Tria Dental Tysons
Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Vienna, VA
A Tip from Your Family Dentist - Dr. Patrick Shine
Focusing on your foundation with an emphasis on periodontal therapy, our expert Tysons Corner and Vienna, VA dentists at Tria Dental Tysons make certain your teeth and surrounding gum foundation are strong and healthy.
Periodontal Disease Q & A
What is periodontal therapy?
Periodontal therapy, also known as scaling and root planning, is for patients requiring extra attention to their gums and teeth in order to prevent or reverse symptoms of gingivitis and periodontitis (gum disease). If it’s determined you may benefit from periodontal therapy, we’ll help you decide how many deep cleaning appointments are needed to get your teeth and gums back on track to a healthier state. During your appointment, we’ll give specific attention to areas of your gums and teeth which are difficult for you to reach. We’ll also observe how your gums respond to the deep cleaning treatments over time and make a recommended recall program based on our observations.
Why can't I just have a regular cleaning?
In certain cases where the gums and bone surrounding your teeth are unhealthy, it takes deeper and more extensive treatment to obtain healthy gum tissue. With periodontal therapy, bacteria causing gum irritation and issues around the bone is removed, leaving your mouth in a cleaner, healthier state.
Is periodontal therapy comfortable?
Our team at Tria Dental Tysons wants you to be as comfortable as possible during your deep cleaning appointment. While treatment itself is actually fairly comfortable, for extra relief, we offer anesthesia, nitrous oxide gas, and even Valium for patients needing a little extra something to ease their nerves.
Effective periodontal therapy is important in order to achieve a good healthy bone foundation. After all, the foundation needs to be sturdy enough to hold your teeth in place. If you think you may be in need of periodontal treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice. Our skilled dentists in Vienna, VA, are ready bring renewed health to your smile!