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Trust Our Periodontal Disease Treatment

Charles Town Smiles has years of experience providing periodontal disease treatments to Charles Town, WV patients. We understand the seriousness of periodontitis and gingivitis and work hard to devise effective ways to treat our patients. If you notice that your gums bleed when you brush or floss, if your teeth have seemed to change position, become more sensitive to temperature, discolored, increased bad breath, or your gums have receded, you likely have periodontitis. If so, we recommend visiting our practice immediately for treatment. We can make dramatic improvements to your condition.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

How Our Dentists Treat Periodontal Disease

Patients sometimes have periodontal disease due to inadequate brushing and flossing, but oftentimes patients are susceptible to developing periodontal disease due to genetics or underlying medical conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure. Smokers are increasingly prone to periodontal disease. It is essential to keep up with oral hygiene to avoid problems down the line. Fortunately, there are many ways to treat and prevent periodontal disease. Charles Town Smiles use numerous non-surgical methods to help patients overcome periodontal disease.

Methods We Utilize


This technique removes tartar and bacteria from your tooth surface and beneath the gums. We use state-of-the-art technology to perform scaling, and it is one of the most effective treatments for addressing periodontal disease.

Root Planing

We use root planing to smooth the root surfaces. Doing so helps prevent more tartar and bacteria buildup. It also removes bacterial byproducts that contribute to inflammation. These byproducts can hinder recovery.


Topical and oral antibiotics are some of the best weapons against periodontal disease. They effectively target and remove the bacteria that directly cause periodontal disease. We begin with topical antibiotics and prescribe oral alternatives if need be.

Oral DNA

Some people have genetic predispositions to periodontal disease. Understanding this can go a long way toward preventing long-term damage. We use a salivary test to gain vital information to aid our treatment.

Perio Protect Trays

The best way to treat periodontal disease is at the source. Perio protect trays allow for direct delivery of multiple antibiotics. They will eliminate bacteria and create a stable environment. Most importantly, they prevent periodontal disease relapses.


Invisalign is the ideal orthodontic treatment for patients with periodontal disease. You will be able to maintain strong oral hygiene, such as flossing and brushing. But you will also be able to address issues with gum disease.

How You Can Do Your Part at Home

Once diagnosed with periodontal disease, acting quickly is paramount. You must begin a regimen of twice-daily brushing and flossing after meals and snacks. You should use a soft toothbrush and replace it every three months. Electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque and tartar, so they are worth considering. A mouth rinse, water flosser, and quitting smoking are all essential. You can control your periodontal disease symptoms by combining professional intervention with at-home remedies.

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