Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatments in Washington D.C. & Alexandria, VA


Don’t allow your teeth to be compromised by gum disease.

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment

For patients in the earliest stages of gingivitis, non-surgical gum disease treatment can be provided, including:

Scaling and Root Planing

If the bacteria and plaque extend far below the gum line, scaling of the tooth surface and planing of the root may be required to remove the build-up and prevent future accumulations.

Periodontal Maintenance

After gum disease treatment, healthy gums can be kept that way with regular periodontal maintenance. Dr. Zalewsky or Dr. Hoge will formulate a treatment plan that includes an at-home regimen as well as regularly scheduled appointments to maintain gum health.


The LANAP variable pulse laser is used for non-invasive gum therapy to eradicate bacteria and diseased gum tissue around natural teeth. Healthy gum tissue is encouraged to regenerate and close gum pockets, eliminating looseness and lowering chances of reinfection. LAPIP is a similar laser based therapy used in cases when a dental implant has been placed, but is failing due to unhealthy gum tissue and deepening gum pockets.


Don’t allow your teeth to be compromised by gum disease. Contact us for an appointment at our Washington D.C. or Alexandria, VA offices, and ask about periodontal treatment.

Periodontists Dr. Justin Zalewsky, Dr. Michael Hoge, and the Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry team offer a range of periodontal treatment options to the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. area, including residents seeking a periodontist in Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Chevy Chase, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Springfield. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zalewsky or Dr. Hoge, or request your appointment online.