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When visiting Washington Periodontics, you can always expect to receive the highest level of care and compassion in a patient-focused environment. Our periodontist in Burke, VA, will help widen your understanding of your dental needs and empower you to make better-informed decisions regarding your oral health.

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What is a Perio Dentist?

In the field of dentistry, periodontics is a sub-field. A periodontist starts out as a dentist and then gets more training in periodontics. 

Periodontics is the study of the parts of the mouth that hold the teeth in place and the diseases and conditions that affect them. A periodontist treats the gums, jaw bone, and ligaments that hold the teeth in place. The most common problem with these structures is gum disease, which is also called periodontal disease. Gum disease is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria. This infection is caused by too much plaque on the teeth.

Periodontists can treat gum disease and other gum problems with a variety of methods, such as: 

  • Scaling and Root Planing. Scaling and root planing are two different things, but they are usually done at the same time. 
  • Surgery on the bones. A periodontist sometimes has to change the shape of the bone that holds your teeth in place. 
  • Bone Graft. In some cases, a bone graft is done to prepare for a dental implant. A bone graft can make the jaw bone stronger so that it can hold an implant. 
  • Gum Graft. If the gums have pulled away from the teeth too far, a gum graft may be needed. 
  • Dental Implant Placement. Periodontists are experts at dental implant placement. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in putting in dental implants. Many general dentists can also do this procedure.

Is Perio Treatment Worth it??

It is very important you get the proper treatment if you have or are at risk of gum disease.

Most of the time, gum disease doesn't hurt and is called a "silent" disease. Red, bleeding, and swollen gums that don't go away are signs of gum disease. Some other signs are: 

  • When you brush or floss your teeth, your gums bleed. 
  • Sometimes the gums swell or feel tender, but most of the time there is no pain. 
  • Pus between the teeth and gums 
  • Bad breath that lasts 
  • With receding gums, the teeth look longer than they did before. 
  • Getting spaces between your teeth 
  • Changes in the way the teeth bite together
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Finding a Great Perio In Your Area - Perio Near Me


You can find a board certified Periodontist HERE
How To Find An Experienced Periodontist
  1. Ask Your Dentist
  2. Ask Your Friends And Family
  3. Check Your Insurance
  4. Check Their Certifications
  5. Discuss Technology
  6. Ask About Availability

Do I need a Perio or a Dentist?

A periodontist treats moderate to severe gum disease. They also do some of the things that a general dentist does. Some of the things that can be done to treat them are: 

  • Root planing and scaling of the teeth 
  • Root Surface Debridement 
  • Periodontal Surgery 
  • Soft Tissue Grafting (Gum Grafting) 
  • Esthetic Procedures for Gums (Gum Lifting) with bone grafting 
  • How to Put and Take Care of Dental Implants 
  • Bone grafting around teeth and implants that helps the bone grow back. 
  • Procedures to fix the damage caused by gum disease 
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Dr. Christine Karapetian

Board-Certified Periodontist & Dental Implant Specialist

Dr. Karapetian is Board Certified as a Periodontist by the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery. She has spent countless hours in post-graduate education on dental implants, periodontics, cosmetic dentistry and reconstructive dentistry. She has participated in several research projects and has lectured at several meetings including the NE Implant Society meetings.

Dr. Karapetian completed her periodontal residency New York University and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and certificate in Periodontics.

Dr. Karapetian attended the James Madison University and received a BS in Biology with a concentration in Immunology and Microbiology.

For your dental implant procedure:

Dental implant survival and success rates in dental surgery practices are higher than the same procedures performed by general dentists.

Dr. Karapetian is an expert in periodontal surgery and has won awards for her work. The doctor is an expert in a wide range of Periodontal treatments, which cover the tissues that surround and support your teeth and tooth implants. When you see Dr. Karapetian, you can be sure that her advanced training and expertise will ensure you have less pain, faster recovery time and a more beautiful smile.

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A Surgical Procedure

Dental implants are surgically placed, requiring special education, training, and experience to ensure the best results.

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Dental Implant Specialists

Periodontists are, in fact, dental implant experts who perform multiple implant surgeries every day and have placed thousands of implants.

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Advanced Education

Periodontist receive an additional 3 years of specialized training and education in periodontics and implantology, beyond the standard four years of dental school.

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Treating Your Gums

Periodontists are experts at diagnosing and treating diseases of the gum, bone and other tissues surrounding your teeth – helping ensure your overall oral health.

A Team that Truly Cares

At Washington Periodontics, we believe in going the extra mile to make every patient feel comfortable. Our experienced and trusted doctor and our friendly dental team will alleviate your dental anxiety by promoting a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere while still delivering top-notch dental work.
We will outline your treatment options and answer any questions so that you can make every dental decision with confidence.

Fully Dedicated to Your Dental Health


Washington Periodontics

Dr. Christine Karapetian
Director of Washington Periodontics

Cutting-Edge Dental Technology

At Washington Periodontics, we regularly invest in our dental practice to provide patients with the most up-to-date technology. From fast and non-invasive digital scanning to highly durable dental materials, expect only the best from our services.

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If you have dental insurance, our customer service team will provide the paperwork and documentation necessary to maximize all benefits of your policy. We also offer convenient financing options for all out-of-pocket costs associated with your dental care, including low or zero-interest payment plans. Our team will cover every route and work with you to create a payment plan that fits your needs.



Implants remain the leading solution for simulating the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. As a provider of affordable dental implants in the northern Virginia area, we do more than replace or fix your teeth. The implants also help strengthen and preserve your jaw bone structure to prevent hastened facial aging.


If you’re looking for provider of all-on-4 implants in Burke, VA, look no further. At Washington Periodontics, you can get a complete set of teeth in a single day! This treatment addresses all of your missing or damaged teeth in one fell swoop to minimize the treatment time, recovery period, and overall cost.
Implant-supported dentures effectively tackle all of the issues associated with traditional dentures. This treatment doesn’t require frequent adjustments because the implants prevent jawbone weakening that often comes with tooth loss. With these dentures, you can expect a dramatic improvement in your tooth stability, overall comfort, and chewing ability right away.


Proactive prevention is always better than a cure in our book. We perform professional cleanings to help you avoid future complications associated with plaque and tartar buildup. Our team will also look for problem areas and make recommendations to improve your oral care routine.
In severe cases of periodontitis, a patient may need bone grafts to replace bone destroyed by gum disease and promote new bone growth to give their new teeth more stability. We also perform tissue grafting to restore receded gum areas to improve your smile’s appearance and protect exposed bone.
If you suffer from severe gum disease or overall poor dental health, our periodontist in Burke, VA, offers comprehensive full-mouth rehabilitations. By using a combination of advanced treatments like root planing and pocket surgery, we can eliminate the damage tooth decay.
Afterward, we use fillings, crowns, dentures, veneers, bridges, and dental implants to bring back your healthy, sparkling smile.

You would be surprised just how much a new smile can change your life for the better – personally, socially and professionally.

Our Periodontal Office


9004 Crownwood Ct., Suite A Burke, Virginia 22015

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Additional Services

  • Gingivitis
  • Bone Grafting 
  • Esthetic Dentistry
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Dental Implant Placement
  • Sinus Lifts
  • Tooth Uncovering
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Periodontist Treatment
  • Periodontal Maintenance
  • Frenulectomy
  • Implant Maintenance
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Gum Grafting
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Oral Biopsy
  • Tongue-Tie
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
Schedule Your Appointment ›Talk to a Treatment Coordinator: 703-569-4040 
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