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(703) 815-0775
14245f Centreville Sq Centreville, VA 20121

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Periodontic Gum Therapy

Your gum tissue is essential to the health of your teeth, but unfortunately, gum disease is common among adults. At Centreville Dental Wellness Center, we provide expert care to prevent gum disease as well as to treat the condition if it’s progressed.

Periodontics is the care and treatment of the gums and tissues that surround the teeth. Gum disease is a very common problem; in fact, most people experience at least a mild form of gum disease at some time in their life. That’s why regular dental exams as well as good oral hygiene practices at home are necessary to keep your gums and teeth in good condition.

The simple form of gum disease is called gingivitis. This is an inflammation of the gums that is caused the buildup of plaque, a sticky film that grows when sugars feed on bacteria. Cleaning your teeth and gums thoroughly can eliminate most excess sugar and prevent the buildup of plaque. It is important to not only brush your teeth but to floss as well, to remove food particles that get trapped between teeth. You should also brush your tongue because bacteria can grow there too.

Even when you practice good oral hygiene, you can miss areas of your mouth and plaque can still form. Regular dental exams that include routine cleanings can help. Some people still get gingivitis despite regular brushing, flossing and dental cleanings. This is because gingivitis can be inherited, caused by illness or it can be a side effect of certain medications.

“I didn’t realize how common gum disease was until I found out I had it. I received treatment here at Centreville Dental Wellness Center and was able to get my oral health back on track. Everyone here is professional, friendly, and caring. Thank you so much for helping me take care of my smile!”

If you have gingivitis, the dentist may notice symptoms before you do. In its early stages, gingivitis can be easily reversed with a professional cleaning. If gingivitis is not reversed, the plaque can harden to tartar and spread below the gum line. At this stage gum disease is called periodontitis, and it requires a deep cleaning procedure. A deep cleaning, also called scaling, goes below the gumline, and then the roots are planed or smoothed to prevent reinfection and promote healing.

With regular dental exams twice a year, serious gum disease can be prevented. When gum disease is allowed to continue, it can eventually require gum surgery to cure. Left untreated, periodontitis can cause your teeth to separate from the gums and eventually your teeth may be lost.

You can call our office at any time to set up an appointment for an exam or to discuss your oral health. If you have questions about gum disease or if you have any symptoms like swollen or sensitive gums, bleeding gums or bad breath, periodontic therapy could restore your gums to good health and prevent future problems.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and if we can be of service, please refer to our Patient Library section, or if you would like to request an appointment, please contact us by email.



Awards & Recognition

We are happy to share with you what our patients say about their experience with us.

  • – Keith W.


    5 out of 5 stars on 04/12/2018

    I would highly recommend this therapy program to anyone suffering from TMJ.

    - Howard G.


    5 out of 5 stars on 12/04/2017

    I can't thank the staff at the Centreville Dental Wellness Center enough for their sensitive care.

    - Genny Z.


    5 out of 5 stars on 23/03/2018

    Excellent practice. They are very kid friendly and did superior cleanings than the prior dentist.

    Centreville Dental Wellness Center

    55555 Rated: 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 60 reviews.

  • We were excited to open our doors for regular patient care.  We will continue to strive to provide a clean, safe and caring environment. You may notice a few differences when you arrive at our office, but they are part of the new protocol we have implemented.


    IMPORTANT: rather than entering our office upon arrival, please call us first (703-815-0775) to let us know you’re here. You will be asked some screening questions over the phone, and then may enter our reception area where your temperature will be taken and hand sanitizer provided. You will then be escorted to a disinfected treatment room.

    We are excited to welcome you back to our office!