Bleeding gums, excessive bad breath, loose teeth - these are all signs of periodontal (gum) disease, a very common health condition that’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. At MJM Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our team’s goal is to diagnose this disease at the earliest stages possible with the help of in-depth screenings during your routine appointments. Once we’ve identified its presence, options periodontal treatment in Fairfax, VA are available to treat the infection and restore health to your smile.
With Dr. Malcolm Murray and the rest of our staff, patients can always look forward to feeling right at home in a compassionate and respectful dental office atmosphere.
When periodontal disease has progressed to a moderate stage, regular cleanings are no longer effective enough to remove all the decay that’s accumulated. Root scaling and planing is an in-depth procedure where Dr. Murray eliminates plaque and tartar from underneath the gum line, as well as the surfaces of the tooth roots. By smoothing the latter areas, inflammation is decreased, and further accumulation won’t develop as easily.
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