Periodontist in NOVA

Healthy teeth are essential for your dental health and your overall physical health, and healthy gums are an important part of healthy teeth. While general dentistry focuses on dental hygiene and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral disease, periodontics requires expertise in soft tissues like the gums and other structures surrounding the teeth.

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Gum Disease
The most common reason to see a periodontist is for the treatment of gum disease, which affects millions of Americans. It is an infection of the gums that can eventually lead to more severe periodontal disease if left untreated.

Why choose Washington Periodontics?

Dr. Karapetian offers a full range of expertise in dental implants and extractions, facial trauma, and anesthesia. Our mission at Washington Periodontics is to provide compassionate and attentive patient care using state-of-the-art procedures, technologies, and surgical techniques.

Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a serious infection of the gums that can affect the tooth, tooth root, and gum line, which can lead to gum recession and tooth loss if left untreated. It affects the supporting tissues and bone structure around the teeth. It can be a very serious infection and requires expert diagnosis and treatment.
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  • Expertise and Training: Periodontists receive an additional 3 years of specialized training and education in periodontics and implantology, beyond the standard four years of dental school.
  • Experience: Dr. Karapetian has placed thousands of implants and has been delivering exquisite results for many years. Dr. Karapetian has completed advanced surgical training in the latest dental implant techniques.
  • State-of-the-Art Surgical Center: Our practice is designed to deliver exceptional patient care using the most advanced technology available.

We offer a wide range of services to improve your oral health including implants, bone and soft tissue grafting, full-mouth rehabilitation, frenectomies, tooth extractions, and more!

Dental Implants

Tooth implants are designed to provide a long-term solution for missing teeth, because they are strong and durable, and they look and feel like your natural teeth!

A titanium post is placed in the jawbone and fuses with the bone over time. Once the implant has fused with the bone, a dental crown is placed on top of the implant to provide a natural-looking and feeling replacement for your missing tooth.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a type of denture that is secured to dental implants in the jawbone, rather than resting on the gums. This provides a more secure fit and prevents the dentures from slipping or moving around in your mouth.

Once the implants are placed, the dentures are attached to them and can only be removed by a dentist, making them a great option for people who are looking for a more permanent solution to their denture needs.



A frenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove or release a frenum, which is a small band of muscle tissue that attaches the lips and tongue to the gums or teeth. This procedure is often performed on children who have a condition called "tongue-tie," which can interfere with breastfeeding.

Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting

Bone grafting and soft tissue grafting are procedures used to repair bones and gum tissue that have been damaged by injury or disease.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure to repair or replace missing jaw bone with artificial bone or bone from another part of your body like the hip. This can be done to repair damage from injury or disease which helps to support the teeth and gums and prevent further damage. A bone graft can also be done to provide support for dental implants.

Soft Tissue Grafting

Soft tissue grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces lost or damaged gum tissue with healthy tissue from another part of your mouth. A gum graft can be used to repair damage from injury, disease, or surgery which helps to protect the roots of the teeth and prevent further damage.


Sinus Lift

A sinus lift is a dental procedure that is done to raise the sinus floor and create new bone in the upper jaw. This procedure is often done in preparation for dental implants and helps to provide a more solid foundation for the implant.

You may benefit from sinus augmentation if you have:

  • Lost upper premolar or molar teeth
  • Bone loss from periodontal disease
  • Facial or oral trauma
  • Inadequate bone density
  • Low positioning of sinus
  • An enlarged sinus cavity
Periodontics in NOVA

If you're looking for a periodontist in Northern Virginia, look no further than Washington Periodontics. Dr. Christine Karapetian and the rest of our team provide the highest quality of care to our patients. We offer a wide range of services and use the most advanced technology available to provide the best possible results.

No matter what your needs are, we're here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!


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9004 Crownwood Ct., Suite A
Burke, Virginia 22015
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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