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Periodontal Services in Waldorf, Maryland

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Periodontal Services in Waldorf, Maryland

You can trust the health of your teeth and gums to the trained professionals at Dental Care of Waldorf.

(301) 867-7015

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You know that healthy teeth are important, but did you know that healthy gums are an essential part of keeping your smile bright and beautiful? That is why we provide quality periodontal services. It is our goal to provide each patient with a customized plan and treatment for excellent oral health in a comfortable and family-friendly environment. For healthy gums and dazzling smiles, turn to us!

What is Gum Disease?

Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease refers to a range of progressive infectious conditions that affect the gums. Gum disease is so common that most American adults aged 30 and older experience it in some form. While common, gum disease can become very serious if left untreated. It can have lasting impacts on your oral health, including damaged gums, weakened jawbones, and even tooth loss. At Dental Care of Waldorf, we offer a full range of gum disease treatments to restore your good health and help you smile with confidence once more.

What Causes Gum Disease?

In most cases, gum disease is caused by the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the teeth and tooth roots. This buildup releases harmful bacteria that attacks the gums and tooth-supporting structures of the mouth. It is typically the result of poor oral hygiene.

Other health or lifestyle factors increase the patient’s risk of developing gum disease. These factors can include:

  • Family history
  • Stress
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Certain medications
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy or menopause

If left untreated for long periods of time, gum disease has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, pneumonia, and osteoporosis. It can also cause infections in the jawbones and the loss of one or more permanent teeth. Early detection and treatment are critical to maintaining overall oral and physical well-being.

Are you concerned about the health of your gums? Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Red, swollen, or puffy gums
  • Tender gums
  • Bleeding when brushing and flossing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gum tissue
  • Loose or shifting teeth
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How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?

Looking to avoid unnecessary trips to the dentist? Prevention is the best defense against most forms of periodontal disease. Practicing excellent at-home oral hygiene and scheduling regular cleanings every six months can prevent the development of plaque and tartar, keeping the teeth healthy and reducing your risk of developing gum disease.

How Is Gum Disease Treated?

Your recommended treatment will be based on the extent of your condition and the degree of restoration required. Our team will perform a thorough examination to assess your oral health and provide you with a customized plan and treatment for excellent oral health. Depending on your needs, we offer the following services:

  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Dental Crown Lengthening
  • GingivectomyBone Grafting
  • Bone Grafting

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Children’s Play Area

Children’s Play Area

Children’s Play Area

Kids love having their own area to play and relax!

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Family Scheduling

Family Scheduling

Family Scheduling

We offer convenient block scheduling to accommodate your family's busy lifestyle.

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Beverage Bar

Beverage Bar

Beverage Bar

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Do you accept same-day appointments?

Yes, our practice welcomes same-day appointments. At Dental Care of Waldorf, we want to make sure you receive care when it's most convenient for you. If you've experienced a dental injury, we also offer emergency appointments as scheduling permits. For same-day dental care, call our office or visit your trust local Waldorf family dentist today!

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes, we accept most major dental insurance providers, including PPOs. We also offer affordable financing through CareCredit and LendingClub for your convenience.

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