Treating Gum Disease

Treating Gum Disease in Alexandria

Dima Lakkis, DDS, MS specializes in treating gum disease, or periodontal disease. She has helped patients with receding gums, bleeding gums, gum pockets, gum inflections, gingivitis disease, and periodontitis.

She has also helped many improve their smile with cosmetic surgery. Her expertise in periodontal disease treatment includes gum grafts, scaling and root planing, bone grafting, periodontics surgery, and non-surgical treatments.

Your Gums Deserve Outstanding Care

Periodontist Dr. Lakkis can treat periodontal disease to improve your oral health. Contact us for more information.

Call us: 703-823-2228

Healthy gums matter

Periodontal disease affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth and can lead to tooth loss. Infection starts when the gums become inflamed from bacteria in plaque. Gum disease is a potential risk factor for other diseases, including heart disease, strokes, diabetes, osteoporosis, and more. Read how gum disease affects your overall health.

To how we’ve treated periodontal disease, click on these gum disease pictures.

Types of gum disease

Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. The gums become red, swollen and bleed easily, but there’s little to no discomfort at this stage. Good oral hygiene and gum treatment can reverse gingivitis.

Chronic periodontitis is one of the most common forms of periodontal disease seen in adults. It’s recognized by gum recession and pocket formation.

Treatment options

Periodontal disease treatment doesn’t always mean surgery. Contact Dima Lakkis DDS, MS, PC for guidance in your treatment plan. Periodontal scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment that eliminates infection and swelling.

Dr. Lakkis’s surgical methods can reduce gum pockets and even regenerate bone. Bone grafting around teeth, or regeneration, re-grows lost bones and gums. Our gum recession treatment, including soft tissue grafts, covers the exposed tooth roots and protects them from decay and further recession.

Not happy with your smile? Our cosmetic procedures correct the aesthetics of your teeth and gums. We help patients with teeth that look too short or who have a “gummy smile.” This surgery is more popular than ever before.

Other procedures include dental implants to restore missing teeth and ridge augmentation to repair indentations in the jawbone and gums.

Learn more about our gum treatment options.