Diagnosis and Treatment of Periodontal Disease in Stafford County, VA

Restorative Dentist Stafford VAYour dentist or hygienist will use pocket depths, amount of bleeding, inflammation, tooth mobility, etc., to make a diagnosis that will fall into a category below:

Gingivitis
Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease. Plaque and its toxin by­products irritate the gums, making them tender, inflamed, and likely to bleed.

Periodontitis
Plaque hardens into calculus (tartar). As calculus and plaque continue to build up, the gums begin to recede from the teeth. Deeper pockets form between the gums and teeth and become filled with bacteria and pus. The gums become very irritated, inflamed, and bleed easily. Slight to moderate bone loss may be present.

Advanced Periodontitis
The teeth lose more support as the gums, bone, and periodontal ligament continue to be destroyed. Unless treated, the affected teeth will become very loose and may be lost.
Generalized moderate to severe bone loss may be present.

Dr. Yousaf provides the diagnosis and treatment for periodontal disease for residents of Stafford County, Quantico Base, Manassas, Woodbridge, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Garrisonville, and Roseville, VA.