Best Periodontal Treatment in Northern Virginia!

Looking for the best Periodontal Treatment in Virginia?

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.

What is a Periodontist and what do they Treat?

A periodontist is a specialist with special training that allows them to treat gum disease and problems with the root of the tooth that are more difficult to fix. A periodontist has three years of training on top of dental school to become an expert on oral inflammation. They also know a lot about cosmetic periodontal procedures like dental implants. 

Most of what a periodontist cares about is the bone that holds the tooth in place and the gum tissue around the tooth. The word "periodontist" comes from the Greek words "peri" for "around" and "odon" for "tooth." So, a periodontist is basically a specialist who cares about the area around the tooth.

Can a Periodontist Save my Teeth?

There are ways to save your teeth even if you have advanced periodontal disease (periodontitis). But time is of the essence because you will lose your teeth if you let severe gum disease get worse. 

Red, swollen gums that often bleed are the first thing you can see when you have gum disease. If the problem isn't taken care of, the gums start to pull away from the teeth and pockets form. Bacteria grow in these spaces and destroy gum tissue and bone, which can lead to the loss of a tooth. 

You can lose just one tooth or your whole mouth can be at risk. 

 

The following things can cause or make periodontal disease worse: 

  • Diabetes
  • Changes in hormones 
  • Having bad oral hygiene
  • Medications 
  • Not enough or the right food 
  • Smoking/tobacco use 
  • Stress 
  • Grinding your teeth

Do I need a Periodontist or a Dentist?

The main reason dentists send their patients to a periodontist is because of their knowledge. 

Periodontists are the most qualified dentists to treat gum disease and do work on the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth and jaw, like dental implants.

You need both an undergraduate degree and a dental degree to become a dentist. 

To become a periodontist, you need to study periodontics for an extra two to three years (after completing dental school). 

During this time, periodontists learn and gain experience in: 

  • Non-surgical procedures
  • Surgical procedures 
  • Dental implant placement 
  • Periodontal treatment

Treating Gum Disease Starts with Finding a Great Periodontist!

Patients want to be sure they are getting the best care possible, so finding the right periodontist is an important step. It's easy to find the names of local periodontists, but you may need to do some research to make sure that the provider has the right experience to treat your condition as well as possible. If you're looking for "the best periodontist near me," here are some tips to help you find the most experienced provider:

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YOUR PERIODONTIST IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

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.

A Surgical Procedure

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

Dental Implant Specialists

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

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.

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

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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.

IMPLANT, RESTORATIVE, SEDATION SERVICES

WE OFFER ADVANCED DENTAL TREATMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

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

Location

9004 Crownwood Ct., Suite A Burke, Virginia 22015

YOUR NEW SMILE STARTS WITH A PHONE CALL
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Areas We Service

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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
OFFICE LOCATION
9004 Crownwood Ct., Suite A
Burke, Virginia 22015
OFFICE HOURS
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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