Preventive Dentistry and Periodontal Treatment in Woodbridge

Dentist providing professional teeth cleaning services as part of preventive dentistry services to a female young patient at the dental officeWhat are you looking for in a new family dentist?

  • Someone who sees patients of all ages?
  • A dentist who explains what he sees?
  • Alternatives to conventional treatments?

At Potomac Family Dental, Dr. K and Dr. Uthman believe in sharing our findings with our patients so they can proactively be involved in their treatment planning process. That’s why we use high definition digital x-rays and intraoral cameras as part of your exam process. You’ll see the very same things we do, and be able to make an educated decision about the future of your smile.

Treatments for Sleep Apnea

Each of our patients receives an airway scan as part of their new patient examination. The 3D imaging uses almost zero radiation and serves as an essential tool in planning treatments such as dental implants or sleep problem management. We can see how narrow your airway is and recommend an oral appliance to assist in correcting problems caused by moderate sleep apnea.

Plus, we have a sleep study device you can take home, which we will send to a sleep physician for interpretation. If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea, we can fit you with an oral device that naturally enhances oxygen flow for a better night’s rest.

Preventive Dentistry Teeth Cleanings

Keep your smile healthy by scheduling a prophylactic cleaning every six months. During these visits, we will screen for signs of gum disease and gently clean away tartar, biofilm, and stain buildup. If you don’t have insurance, be sure to ask about our $49.99 exam and cleaning special.

Protective Mouthguards, Splints, and Nightguards

If you’ve invested in cosmetic treatment, are prone to teeth grinding (bruxism), or suffer from headaches and TMJ disorder, a protective night guard can save you from the pain and trauma of a worn smile.

We also recommend professionally fitted athletic guards to protect against broken teeth and concussions while you’re staying active.

Periodontal Therapy to Treat Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease not only causes tooth loss, it can impact your overall health and make it more challenging to manage medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and even fertility concerns. At Potomac Family Dental, we offer comprehensive periodontal therapy, including:

  • Gentle deep cleanings to create an environment that facilitates healing
  • Soft tissue grafting for areas of gum recession and tooth exposure
  • Bone grafting to prevent tooth loss
  • Periodontal maintenance visits to prevent relapse
  • Locally placed medication as necessary

Dentist examining patients teeth as part of the preventative dental treatmentThe best way to keep your natural teeth for life is to schedule a preventive care appointment with our Woodbridge family dentists every six months. Bring your entire family with you — young children included! Each of our dentists have over 20 years of experience, and we’re committed to ensuring quality care and a comfortable environment to everyone who walks through our front door.

Be sure to ask about our specials on Invisalign braces and dental implants. Everything is done here in-house, so you won’t ever have to be referred to a dental office where you don’t know anyone. Call us today!

Potomac Family Dental offers a wide range of family and general dentistry treatments to keep your smile looking and feeling its best.