Bleeding Gums Washington DC

During normal oral function and oral hygiene, bleeding gums Washington DC should not be a factor. For instance, noticing blood on your dental floss or toothbrush is a sign that your gums are inflamed and irritated. If you notice that you have bleeding gums Washington DC, continue brushing and flossing as normal and make an appointment for an oral dental checkup Washington DC as soon as possible. At your checkup, your dentist Washington DC or periodontist can determine if you have gum disease and its level severity.

Dental Crowns Washington DC

If you have suffered from tooth loss, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our periodontist. At your appointment, we can answer your questions and determine if this type of prosthetic tooth is right for your needs. Those who have lost teeth have options and no situation is hopeless. Dental restoration Washington DC through dental crowns Washington DC and missing teeth replacement Washington DC can bring your smile back.

General Dentistry Washington DC

In addition to providing periodontal treatment, our practice offers general dentistry Washington DC and restorative dentistry services. Dr. Bezik and our in-house general dentist Washington DC strive to deliver comprehensive oral health care from one convenient location.

Receiving a regular dental checkup Washington DC and cleanings along with preventive services and routine restorations is essential to preserving the health of teeth and gums for a lifetime. From gentle cleanings to custom restorations like crowns and bridges, our team has your entire oral health covered. General dentistry Washington DC is made easy by Metro Dental Health.

Gum Disease Washington DC

Untreated gum disease Washington DC can have lasting consequences on your oral health and overall wellness. This condition is powerful enough to destroy the gums and jawbones. Untreated periodontal disease is the primary cause behind adult tooth loss, and the infection present in the gums is capable of entering the bloodstream. Periodontal disease can contribute to and exacerbate conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. It can also have a negative effect on the body’s immune system.

Gum Recession Washington DC

Irritants that inflame gingival tissue cause receding gums. As a response to irritation, the gums pull away from teeth. The most common culprit behind gum recession Washington DC is tartar accumulation. Tartar is the hardened form of plaque and it cannot be removed by oral hygiene practices at home. As tartar accumulates along the gums, it creates periodontal pockets. These pockets deepen as tartar builds up and it ultimately breaks down the supportive bond between the gums and teeth. Gum recession Washington DC also expose the roots of teeth to oral bacteria.

Impacted Teeth Washington DC

Impacted teeth Washington DC are teeth that are unable to erupt through the gum line properly. Instead, they become lodged or “stuck” in the bone and gums. When teeth are impacted, patients tend to develop oral health complications such as abscesses and periodontal disease. Some folks with impacted teeth Washington DC may have discomfort such as facial/jaw pain and frequent headaches.

Implants Washington DC

Implant dentistry has become the preferred solution for tooth loss.This is because dental implants Washington DC make effective replacement teeth. Dental implants Washington DC are biocompatible and permanently replace the roots of teeth. They are used to anchor and hold prosthetics like dental crowns Washington DC or bridges. When the implantation process is complete, patients will enjoy a complete smile no longer affected by tooth loss.

Invisalign Washington DC

Many adults who need orthodontic treatment shy away from the notion of wearing traditional braces because they are conspicuous. Fortunately, Invisalign Washington DC is a viable alternative to conventional braces that is comfortable and discreet. With Invisalign Washington DC, many types of orthodontic issues can be significantly improved including spacing problems and malocclusions.

Invisalign treatment consists of wearing clear plastic oral appliances called aligners. Over the course of treatment, aligners will facilitate tooth movement. Those with gapped, overlapped, crooked, and crowded teeth will see noticeable improvements in their appearance. Invisalign Washington DC can also help improve the appearance of overbites and underbites.

Missing Teeth Replacement Washington DC

It’s important for your dental health, as well as your overall health, to have missing teeth replacement Washington DC. If you leave gaps in your mouth, other teeth will move to fill the spaces. This can lead to misalignment, meaning that your teeth don’t meet properly when you bite and chew. Long-term misalignment can lead to extensive wear and can cause the jawbone to move out of alignment, leading to temporomandibular joint disorder.

Oral Disease Washington DC

Checkups and cleanings are necessary for preventing oral disease Washington DC and increasing the likelihood of early detection for conditions such as dental caries, gum disease Washington DC, and oral cancer. Patients should visit our practice twice a year for cleanings and dental checkup Washington DC. Oral disease Washington DC affects more than your mouth, it has shown to affect your overall health.

Oral Surgery Washington DC

From bone grafting to addressing impacted teeth Washington DC, our periodontist offers expert-level care in a comfortable and serene setting. Our practice offers a number of oral surgery Washington DC, which are performed by our periodontist. A periodontist is a specialist who treats a number of diseases that affect soft and hard tissues in the oral cavity. When performing any type of oral surgery Washington DC, we follow strict safety protocols so that our guests enjoy the highest quality care. We also take all necessary measures to ensure patient comfort. For more invasive procedures, patients will receive anesthetic medication. Sedatives may also be used so that those receiving treatment are relaxed and at ease.

Osseous Surgery Washington DC

Osseous surgery is a periodontal treatment used for patients who have advanced gum disease Washington DC. This procedure is normally prescribed if a patient’s condition has not improved after receiving common periodontal treatments such as scaling and root planing. Osseous surgery Washington DC involves debriding the root of a tooth and the surrounding gum tissue. Since gum disease Washington DC attacks bone tissue, the bone surrounding the tooth is smoothed and reshaped. The periodontal tissue above the bone is trimmed so that it meets the tooth above the reshaped bone. Stitches are then used to hold soft tissue in place so that it can heal and reattach to teeth. Osseous surgery Washington DC can prevent the loss of teeth to periodontal disease along with improving a person’s overall oral health.

Periodontal Treatment Washington DC

Patients with periodontal disease have treatment options. From deep prophylaxis such as scaling and root planing to surgical procedures, Dr. Bezik can help stop the progression of periodontal disease while improving oral health. Non-surgical treatments like scaling and root planing (SRP) remove badly diseased tissue along with irritants such as plaque and tartar above and below the gums. This thorough cleaning helps prevent new tartar buildup along the roots of teeth. Normally administered in increments, SRP also encourages the regeneration of new gingival tissue.

Regular Dental Checkup Washington DC

During your regular checkups, your dentist Washington DC or dental hygienist will measure the spaces between the gums and teeth to see if they have developed into pockets. Deep pockets indicate gum disease has progressed to a moderate or serious level. Some ways to counter problems are thorough plaque removal which can slowly work it’s way to dental restoration Washington DC.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Washington DC

The two most common types of teeth that become impacted are third molars (wisdom teeth removal Washington DC) and the maxillary cuspid (the upper canine tooth). If a wisdom tooth is impacted, it will be extracted. This means that the entire tooth is surgically removed. The reason wisdom teeth removal Washington DC needs to happen is because they are not necessary for oral function and there is normally not enough room in the mouth for them to erupt in a healthy position that doesn’t compromise the health of other teeth.