Periodontics focuses on inflammatory diseases that harms the gums and other supporting structure around the teeth. Periodontists specialize in preventing, diagnosing, treating periodontal diseases. They treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis to more severe diseases like periodontitis. Some treatment methods include scaling, root planing, root surface debridement, and regenerative procedures. Periodontists also provide work with dental implants.

Treatment Methods:

Scaling & Root Planing

The first stage of treatment for periodontal diseases are cleanings that include scaling and root planing. This is a non-surgical procedure that removes plaque, tartar, and calculus (gingival inflammation & disease). This procedure can be a preventative measure or a stand-alone treatment. Scaling & root planing is a common type of treatment performed on gingivitis and moderate to severe periodontal disease.

Crown Lengthening

This procedure reshapes the gum tissue and bone around the treatment area. Crown lengthening can be performed on just a single tooth, multiple teeth, or the entire gum line. This procedure is needed when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration. It allows our experts to reach the edge of the restoration to ensure a correct fit to the tooth and provide adequate tooth structure so that it will not come loose.

Gum Grafting

When gum recession occurs then gum reconstruction using gum grafting methods could be a solution. Symptoms of receding gums includes: excessively long teeth, exposed roots, gum inflammation, halitosis (bad breath), pain below the gum line, and sensitive teeth. Gum grafting is an effective yet simple procedure. Tissue will be surgically attached or raised to a healthy level. It can be conducted under local or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference. Usually complete or near complete coverage of the receded area can be done and healing time is minimal.

Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Dental prophylaxis helps prevent and stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. It is important to get a prophylaxis appointment six months as a preventative measure. If you have gum disease then a dental cleaning every 3 to 4 months is best. Gum disease can be easily prevented however it cannot be reversed. We provide professional prophylaxis to help stop gum disease before it becomes severe. This procedures provides: plaque removal, fresher breathe, and an overall healthier smile.

Laser Gum Disease Treatment

While traditional methods of treatment for gum disease such as scaling and root planing is effective there is also laser treatment available. Laser treatment for gum disease has simplified the process of treating periodontal disease. This new method is sometimes chosen over the traditional methods of treating gum diseases because it is quicker, less painful, and minimizes swelling and bleeding. These cutting-edge lasers can reach beneath the gum tissue without causing damage, resulting in little to no pain or discomfort following treatment.


Dr. Rezaiyan and his team of professionals are here to answer any of your questions or concerns about laser treatment for the gums. Contact our office at (301) 776-5051 to schedule an appointment.

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