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Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious oral and systemic health issue. At Washington Center for Dentistry, the talented dentists offer periodontal treatments to reduce symptoms of gum disease and prevent long-term issues. However, effective treatment relies heavily on swift intervention. Avoiding gum disease can often be accomplished by maintaining good oral hygiene practices such as brushing after every meal and snack, flossing at least once a day, and visiting Washington Center for Dentistry for dental cleanings and examinations every 6 months. A healthy mouth means a healthy patient.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gingivitis is the most common, mildest form of gum disease and is noticeable due to red or swollen gums that bleed easily. When left untreated, gingivitis can quickly advance to periodontitis, a serious form of gum disease that may produce symptoms such as:

  • A persistent bad taste in the mouth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Gum separation from the tooth
  • Pus in between teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes to bite strength and tension
  • Oral pain

After a lifetime of painful procedures with dentists who have no bedside manner, my experience with Dr. Matin was surprisingly refreshing. Billie, the dental assistant, was very kind and engaged me in conversation before my procedure, which eased my anxiety. Dr. Matin was very gentle, very caring, very patient. The procedure was done before I knew it...My favorite part? The relaxing rhythm of samba music playing. It's like they knew my favorite Pandora station before I showed up. (Are you stalking my Pandora playlist?)

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Dr. Matin is by far the best Periodontist in DC area. My family sees Dr. Matin for all gum and periodontics related work. Dr. Matin is extremely caring, precise, knowledgeable, experienced and above all a professional doctor. We never once had an issue with his treatment. His diagnoses are spot on and his course of treatment are always both practical and in the best the interest of the patient. His follow-ups are exceptional as well. Great Doctor! Great Office!! That simple.... About Hygienist: Cleaning Time: 50 minutes. My family also goes to Dr. Matin's office for Hygienist work. Dr. Matin's Hygienists perform very thorough cleaning every time I visit. They make excellent observations/recommendations of what you need to do to keep a good hygien. They also ensure you're doing it when they see you again. About Front Desk: The way an office is run is a good indicator of a good doctor. By that measure, Dr. Matin's office and their managers are equally intelligent, disciplined and timely with the highest level of customer service in mind. Just a pleasure to work with... Treatment Length with Dr. Matin: 20 years.

Anonymous Dr. Oogle

I saw Dr. Deutsch because I was concerned that I was having a problem with my gums. Dr. Deutsch was very nice, informative, responsive and most importantly, did a thorough examination of my gums. I am confident in his conclusion that my gums are fine. I will definitely come back to this practice for future dental issues.

C.R. Google

Wow! I've made it through half of the scaling pain free, no swelling, excess bleeding or bruising. My anticipation of pain is still with me, but I have more trust in you all than I've ever had in any dentist in all my years. Thank you, again!

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Soon-yong gently yet effectively inspires me to maintain good flossing and brushing regimes. Yesterday, I was delighted to have my first-ever cleaning with no bleeding from the gums, not even a little bit. And Dr. Rinaldi is the only dentist I've known who does not seem determined to find yet more expensive work to do. A great team that keeps me smiling!

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The initial symptoms of gum disease can often be treated through deep cleanings at our Washington DC dental office, along with a more rigorous at-home routine. However, treating periodontitis may require advanced dentistry services. Our general dentists will assess your periodontal issues and provide the treatments best suited to restore optimal oral health.

Don't Take Gum Disease Lightly

Gum disease isn't nothing to play with and we take it very seriously at Washington Center for Dentistry. Our dentists are experts when it comes to periodontal treatments to not only help patients suffering from gum disease, but to prevent it, as well. We will work closely with you to determine the best treatment and best care plan to improve your gums and mouth in the present and keep them healthier in the future. We encourage you to come into our Washington DC office to learn more about the treatments we offer. Just give us a call today to set-up a consultation. 

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Do periodontal treatments hurt?

No, most patients do not typically find periodontal treatments painful. Even though gum disease can make the gums and teeth sensitive, our doctors at Washington Center for Dentistry pair experience with effective anesthetic options (if necessary) to ensure you’re comfortable throughout any procedure you may need. If you have any sensitivity issues or questions about pain, please feel free to bring up your concerns during your consultation.

What are the most common risk factors for periodontal disease?

The most common risk factors for periodontal or gum disease include age (65+), tobacco use, certain medications (oral contraceptives, anti-depressants, heart medicines), chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc.), obesity, stress, and poor oral hygiene. Some of the easiest ways to promote good gum health are eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, drinking plenty of water, and following a regular oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing.

Does periodontal disease pose other health risks?

Yes, it does. Gum disease doesn’t only affect your oral health, it can also put you at risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, respiratory diseases, and Alzheimer’s disease. That’s why regular dental check-ups and periodontal treatments at Washington Center for Dentistry are so important for your overall health.