Improve Smile Health & Beauty with Periodontics in Marriottsville, MD

At Revive Dental in Marriottsville, MD, we emphasize prevention when it comes to the health of your gums. Diligent homecare routines that include brushing twice daily and flossing once a day, coupled with regular visits to our office for checkups and cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup, go a long way in preventing the onset of gum disease.

How is gum disease diagnosed?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious condition ranging from mild gum inflammation, also known as gingivitis, to conditions like periodontitis. Symptoms include puffy swollen gums, bad breath, gums that bleed easily, especially after brushing and flossing, and red or purple gums.  If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss.

We use a variety of diagnostic tools such as X-rays and other imaging techniques like cone-beam computed tomography to evaluate the supporting structures of the teeth and assess your gum health.

How is gum disease treated?

A deep cleaning procedure called scaling and planing is used to remove plaque and tartar from below the gumline, encourage healing, and prevent the further buildup of bacteria. Flap surgery, bone grafts, or guided tissue regeneration are surgeries that may be necessary to repair damaged tissues and restore bone loss around the teeth. Gingival grafting involves taking tissue from the roof of the mouth and grafting it onto exposed tooth roots to improve aesthetics. If periodontitis is severe enough to result in tooth loss, artificial tooth roots called dental implants can be placed to restore natural bite function.

What are the benefits of treatment?

Healthy gums not only provide strong support for the teeth, enhancing bite and chewing function, but can also lower your risk of tooth loss caused by gum disease. Healthy gums can improve overall oral health and reduce the risk of systemic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, and respiratory disease.

If you experience any symptoms of gum disease, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible. With our help, you can enjoy a strong, healthy smile that can last a lifetime.


Contact Revive Dental About Periodontics Today!

  • Reduce the risk of tooth loss
  • Prevent the development of systematic health conditions
  • Maintain strong support for teeth
  • Lessen your chance of oral infection
  • Prioritize your oral and overall health!