Periodontic Gum Therapy

Gum Disease Treatment in Centreville, VA

Healthy gums from gum disease treatment in Centreville, VAYour gum tissue is essential to the health of your teeth, but unfortunately, gum disease is common among adults. At Centreville Dental Wellness Center, near Fairfax and Chantilly, VA, we give you the excellent care you need to keep your gums healthy. This means we provide both gum disease prevention as well as gum disease treatment if it has 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 by 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 teeth 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.

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The Effects of Gum Disease on Health

The CDC has found that nearly 50% of adults over age 30 have some level of gum disease, and this increases with age. It’s extremely important that we check your gums periodically and perform gum disease treatment when needed.

Gum disease is an overgrowth of bacteria in the gums, which can lead to gum damage. Since your gums help to hold and nourish your teeth, gum problems can also threaten your teeth and your ability to chew, smile, and speak.

Plus, the bacteria can circulate in your body, attacking other bodily systems, causing or aggravating:

  • Diabetes.
  • Dementia.
  • Heart disease.
  • Arthritis.
  • Tissue inflammation.
  • Birth complications.

Gum disease doesn’t just cause bad breath. Without periodontal disease treatment, your overall health could suffer from it.

“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, we will probably notice symptoms before you do. In its early stages, we can easily treat gingivitis with periodontal therapy, which usually just involves a professional teeth 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 for periodontal disease treatment.

When we deep clean your teeth, (also called scaling,) we will go below the gumline and get all the plaque out. Then we can plane or smooth the roots 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 fall out.

Getting Gum Disease Treatment near Fairfax and Chantilly, VA

Gum disease treatment patient in Centreville, VAAt Centreville Dental Wellness Center, our team will keep you comfortable and give you personalized care. Our goal is to improve your health with periodontal therapy, so don’t be embarrassed or worried.

We use the OralDNA system to identify the species of bacteria on the gums. We then choose the exact therapy that is best to clean up that bacteria. We’ll treat the source of the disease to restore your smile as soon as possible.

Plus, during your regular dental checkups, we test your saliva for any markers of periodontal disease. By detecting any issues early, we can give you earlier, easier periodontal disease treatment, which is more convenient for you.

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Our Amazing Dental Professionals Have the Experience and Quality Care to Restore Your Full Oral Health

Our Centreville dentist office is home to two outstanding dentists. Dr. Vakay, received the Top Dentist designation by readers of Virginia Living Magazine in 2020 and 2021. In addition, she and Dr. Abel, are members of the following professional organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry.
  • Kois Center.
  • Virginia Dental Association.
  • Northern Virginia Dental Society.
  • The American Dental Association.
  • The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

Manage Gum Disease at Centreville Dental Wellness Center

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 any symptoms like swollen or sensitive gums, bleeding gums, or bad breath, periodontal therapy could restore your gums to good health and prevent future problems.

If you have questions about gum disease or if you would like to request an appointment, please contact us by email or by calling 703-815-0775. We provide gum disease treatment to patients from all over Northern Virginia, including Fairfax and Chantilly, VA.

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What Our Patients Say

Am I an anxious dental patient? YES!!! BUT, I am so thankful for Centreville Dental Wellness Center. Walking in the front door for an appointment, I am ALWAYS welcomed so warmly by the staff. They have the brightest smiles and emit such positive energy, and it's obvious they enjoy their jobs and each other. So thankful for the dental hygienist who is super encouraging to me, reminds me to breathe and relax my shoulders (even when I'm not even aware how my body is reacting!) I've been forever impacted by Dr. Vakay's technician during dental procedures who has squeezed my hand to give me strength -- such a small gesture but so helpful that I've paid this forward many times for others who are anxious! Dr. Vakay is always supportive, encouraging and emits such strength herself that I believe her and trust her judgment and recommendations. I loved hearing her say at my last visit regarding her job, "it is my joy and my purpose." There is no doubt she is doing what she is called to do! AND with JOY!

Joyce M.

I went to see Dr Vakay to get a dental appliance for my sleep apnea and ended up switching to the office for my routine dental care as well. The whole staff is knowledgeable and friendly and they made me feel very comfortable and valued. I honestly have never received such a thorough cleaning before and my snoring has stopped. Very happy with my experience!

Mary K.

I broke a front tooth crown off at the gum line. Dr. Abel was able to see me within a couple of hours After assessing the damage he presented me with several options for a repair and devised a way to hold a temporary tooth in place. Permanent repair is scheduled. I couldnt be happier with the care I received.

Elaine M.

I just recently moved to Northern Virginia and Centreville Dental Wellness Center was recommended to me and also had great reviews online. My first appointment was 23Jun2023 and everyone from the ladies at the front desk to Dr. Abel and his assistant were outstanding. Thrilled to have found this amazing team!!

Nina A.

Dr Abel, the front desk, hygienist team and everyone in between is At. I have gone to CDWC for years and sometimes travel 2+ hours for a visit. They provide organized, and trustworthy service, but more importantly personable with their care.

J K.

Centreville Dental Wellness was and is an amazing place. I had multiple issues and they were very patient with me. They are very experienced and know their stuff. I love them all particularly Dr Abel who took a lot of time with me and made sure I was straight. I pray that God continues to bless them and their business.

Arlene D.

I highly recommend Centreville Dental Wellness Center! I always have a great, smooth experience here. Dr.s Vakay and Abel are outstanding dentists, professional as well as friendly and approachable. The staff is efficient, welcoming and caring. I've been patient for years and cannot say enough great things about this practice.


WOW! I look amazing!! ; My 2 front teeth were worn and chipped. It affected my smile and confidence. After the restorative (yet gentle) work by the team at Centreville Dental Wellness, I can truly say this practice is second to none! The crowns look so natural and I'm so glad I can smile again!! When my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas... said "my 2 front teeth" and thanks to the masterful cosmetic work done by Dr. Vacay and her assistant Christina, my Christmas wish came true! Gotta give a shout out to the friendly and supportive front office staff as well, Tonia, Sylvia and Sogand. Merry Christmas to all!!

Anastasia P.

Dr. Vakay and her team are excellent. They are careful, thorough, and attentive to the patient's concerns. They take the time to explain how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. I have always been completely satisfied.

Bruce S.

I've only ever been to one dentist, and don't have any plans to change that! Dr. Vakay, Dr. Abel, and the entire staff at Centreville Dental Wellness Center provide a patient experience that is both timelessly reliable and constantly improving. Recently, I came to them with jaw pain related to TMJ, and after real discussion concerning all my options, they set me up with a kois product that has eliminated the pain and dramatically improved my range of motion. It's been a true success story!

Jake W.

Ok, this is the first review I have EVER written. This morning I had a procedure done by Dr. Vakay with her assistant Christina, that was, without exception, the best experience at a dentist office I have ever encountered. The professionalism and expertise between these two was nothing short of a 'dance." | felt that seamless interaction, put me at ease. The front desk is wonderful to work with. I left another practice in Haymarket because of the way they handled the financial. I have great dental insurance and was told as I was sitting in the chair, that the doctor would not do the procedure unless I gave them a credit card. At which point I demanded to see the doctor and told him I was aghast at his greater interest in getting paid than my teeth and walked out. This is how a dental office should run, and they have hit a very high mark as the daughter of an orthodontist. Bravo Team Centreville Wellness.

Megan M.

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