Periodontal Disease

Gum Disease Treatment in Falls Church - Robert A. Morabito, DDS

falls church gum disease evaluationThrough periodontal treatment in Falls Church, Dr. Robert Morabito and his dental hygiene team help patients enjoy healthy, attractive, and lasting smiles.

If you are experiencing signs of gum disease, our team is here to help. 

How Do I Know if I Have Gum Disease?

If you keep up with routine dental appointments, Dr. Morabito will be able to tell you when initial signs of soft tissue infection are present. However, if you’ve been putting off routine dental cleanings, gum disease may be at work in your smile.

Initial warning signs are hard to spot, but common signs of gum disease include:

  • Red and swollen gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Exposed tooth roots

Additional complications of periodontal infection include loosened teeth, as bacteria permanently weaken the underlying bone. While these are daunting dental problems, seeking immediate care in the event of these red flags is important for preserving your smile.

Treatment for Gum Disease in Falls Church

periodontal gum disease treatment in falls churchIf minor signs of periodontal problems are present, Dr. Morabito may recommend more diligent brushing and flossing habits. This helps remove bacteria and plaque that cause soft tissue irritation and infection. When symptoms are moderate, the best course of action is often a periodontal deep cleaning, called a root planing and scaling.

A deep cleaning is more thorough than what occurs at a routine check-up. With the application of a topical numbing agent, this treatment does not feel much different than a standard teeth cleaning. Our hygienists clean below the gumline and smooth the roots of teeth to prevent bacteria from adhering. Your root scaling and planing will likely be completed in two appointments, with two quadrants addressed in each. This ensures that you are not in the dental chair for longer than is comfortable.

Advanced Periodontal Care

When periodontitis is too complex to treat with a deep cleaning, Dr. Morabito refers patients to trusted specialists. Procedures performed at outside periodontal offices include soft tissue grafting or pocket reduction. After these procedures are complete, Dr. Morabito works with you to ensure your smile is healthy and re-infection doesn’t occur.

If one or more teeth have been severely compromised due to periodontal infection, Dr. Morabito provides dental extractions and placement of implants to completely restore your smile.

Contact Dr. Morabito And Schedule An Appointment Today

Ask our Falls Church dentist about treatment options for periodontal disease! We comprehensively support the health of your smile with a variety of restorative dental services. 

Contact us to learn more about periodontal disease treatment or to schedule a consultation.


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Dr. Morabito and your wonderful staff - Thank you so much for your kind, welcoming, and kid-friendly attention you gave me and my sons when we came in for the Harrison's 1st dental checkup. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

The Harrisons

Dr. Morabito is an awesome dentist, a great personality with the hift of humor, he is personable, and amazingly manages to choose the very best people to work for him. They are all excellent and most of all - caring and genuine. And with my dental problems, believe me I have had my share of being treated like a "number." I recently flew back to Falls Church from Kansas City to have him do my implants, because I don't trust anyone else.

Lynn S.

Dr. Morabito is a rare man: intellectual, very professional, very sensitive and practical to his patients. HIS STAFF: ADIMINISTRATION, DENTAL HYGENISTS, DENTAL ASSISTANTS , entertainment, and a charitable character are exceptionally capable, as he demands. If his practice were a fine hotel, his ZAGAT rating would be the highest. Dr. Morabito is an exceptional man! His professional associations keep him in the forefront of the latest methods and technology. He is excellent with the fearful and anxious patients and makes them feel confident. He is great in all the technical aspects of dentistry. He makes thousands of patients look better and feel great about themselves. You can feel secure in knowing that Dr. Morabito is the only dentist you will need, and he is affordable with a variety of financial plans. All aspects are well explained. If you want a great dentist, see Dr. Morabito and his charming and professional staff that will make you comfortable like family.

Michael C.

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