Periodontal Dentistry

Periodontal dentistry or periodontics focuses on a disease that affects your gums and overtime destroys them and allows for infection. If the infection reaches the deeper jaw bone that supports the teeth, the bone will weaken and teeth can start to move. Eventually, this can lead to tooth loss. If the problem isn’t treated it can cause problems with chewing.

At Herndon Dental Arts we are committed to providing you with a full spectrum of treatment solutions no matter what your dental issues are, which is why we are proud to have our resident periodontist, Dr. Ramy Habib on-site to provide his expertise to prevent, diagnose and treat periodontal disease right here at our dentist’s office in Herndon.

Periodontal Services

Implant Dentistry and Periodontal Bone Grafting

If you experience tooth loss from decay and disease, you may require implant dentistry. If the disease has reached the jaw bone, we have to repair this first to create a solid foundation for a new implant to be placed. This will provide you with a full and healthy smile.

Cosmetic Gum Surgery and Gum Grafting

We focus a lot on the appearance of our teeth, but many people suffer from issues they have with the look of their gums — whether your gums are receding and showing too much tooth, or you have excess gum tissue (often known as a “gummy smile”) we can help you.

If your gums are receding, we will recommend gingival grafting, also known as a gum graft, where we will take tissue from your palate and add it onto the area of missing gum. A gum graft can help not only cosmetically but also provide healthier teeth as it strengthens the seal around the teeth to protect from bacteria, hard brushing, and chewing.

If you have too much gum tissue, we can perform a procedure known as “crown lengthening.” Excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the tooth’s surface.

If you suffer from an uneven gum line, we can reshape it using a dental laser or a surgical scalpel.

All cosmetic gum surgery can be performed at the dental office in Herndon — and it usually requires only a local anesthetic (numbing shot).

Professional Tooth Extraction

It’s important that if you notice a loose tooth, you reach out to Dr. Habib before it falls out on its own. With professional tooth extraction, a periodontist can ensure there is a clean extraction and check the disease hasn’t spread to any other teeth. To ensure a positive outcome, don’t delay your visit!

Bite Adjustments

Biting and chewing can cause stress on your teeth, in particular, if you suffer from teeth-grinding or clenching habits. Too much stress on your teeth can cause movement and loose teeth which is detrimental to your overall oral health. Dr. Habib can reshape tiny bits of the tooth surface enamel to alter the way your upper and lower teeth contact each other to reduce the force of your habits on your teeth and ensure there’s no movement.

Oral Biopsies

If your dentist notices anything unusual in your mouth during your usual check-up, they might refer you to Dr. Habib to perform an oral biopsy right here in our dental office in Herndon.

Proper oral hygiene is key to reduce the likelihood of gum disease and periodontal issues, therefore it’s important to take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily, as well as visiting your dentist at least twice a year for an exam and cleaning. Early interventions can decrease the need for extensive treatments. Speak to a member of staff today about how we can help you on your journey to stronger, healthier teeth that you are proud of.