MD & Washington DC Gum Disease Dentist

Expert care for healthy gums

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Stop gum disease in its tracks

Gum disease can be daunting, impacting not just your smile but your overall health. Our MD & Washington DC gum disease dentists are dedicated to stopping gum disease in its tracks with personalized treatments, from gentle deep cleaning to more advanced care as needed.

We focus on eradicating harmful bacteria and restoring your oral health. At Tidewater Dental, caring for your smile with the latest techniques and technology is our priority, ensuring a comfortable journey back to health.

Ready to take a step towards a healthier smile? Request an appointment today!

Indications you may need gum disease treatment

You might need professional intervention if you experience:

  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth
  • Red, swollen, bleeding, or receding gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Painful chewing or sensitivity
  • Level of bone loss around teeth
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Our gum disease treatments

We’re proud to offer top-tier treatments for battling gum disease. Explore our advanced options to restore your gum health efficiently.

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LANAP Surgery

A laser-based, minimally invasive procedure that targets only the diseased tissue, offering a quicker recovery and less discomfort than traditional methods. Ideal for severe gum disease, LANAP surgery reduces downtime and preserves healthy tissue.

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Scaling and Root Planing

A foundational treatment for early-stage gum disease, this deep cleaning method removes tartar from beneath the gumline and smooths the roots. It’s an effective way to halt disease progression and improve gum attachment to the teeth.

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Ready for healthier gums? Request your appointment with Tidewater Dental today.

What to Expect

Our approach to treating gum disease typically involves:

  1. A thorough oral examination and x-rays to assess the extent of gum disease
  2. Deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line
  3. Possible surgical treatments for advanced cases
  4. A personalized oral hygiene plan to prevent future issues

Our team at Tidewater Dental ensures a supportive journey towards a healthier mouth, with clear communication and compassionate care every step of the way.

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Ready to revitalize your gum health?

At Tidewater Dental, we welcome patients of all ages, regardless of how long it has been since their last visit. Our team is dedicated to providing a comfortable and stress-free experience.

  1. Schedule your visit
  2. Your first appointment will include a cleaning, exam, and x-rays
  3. We’ll evaluate your oral health and determine a suitable treatment for you

Why Choose Us?


We accept most insurance plans and offer flexible financing and payment options.

FREE teeth whitening for life

All our patients, including new patients, are eligible for a teeth whitening treatment.

We treat patients of all ages

Efficient & friendly dental care that makes both adults and little ones feel good.

Same-day appointments

Experiencing an emergency? No need to worry. We’re here for you.

Frequently asked questions about gum disease

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What is gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition where the gums become inflamed, leading to issues ranging from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis. It’s caused by the buildup of plaque and can result in tooth loss and other health problems if left untreated.

How can I tell if I have gum disease?

Common signs include swollen, red or bleeding gums, bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to consult a dentist for a proper evaluation.

Can gum disease affect my overall health?

Yes, studies have linked gum disease to other health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, due to the inflammation and bacteria entering the bloodstream.

Is gum disease reversible?

Gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, is reversible with proper oral hygiene and professional dental care. However, more advanced gum disease (periodontitis) can be managed but not completely reversed, making early detection and treatment vital.

How can I prevent gum disease?

Regular dental check-ups, proper brushing and flossing, and quitting smoking can significantly reduce your risk.

Hear from our patients

“Tidewater Dental is very nice — the staff is friendly and very professional. It has a family-like atmosphere. Highly recommended.”

— Allison O.

“Tidewater Dental is incredible! Our whole family uses them and we have recommended them to many friends and family. We have had great experiences with the front office, nurses, and the dentist.”

— Swann Family

“Tidewater Dental comfortably meets my dental needs. Cleanings and check ups are always a pleasant and safe experience. “

— Doug S.

Rest easy while we handle the rest

Your well-being is our priority. We accept a wide range of insurance plans at our offices. No insurance? Consider our annual Tidewater Dental Membership. Get complimentary x-rays, affordable exams, and up to 50% off many other treatments. Membership begins at just $120/year!

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Convenient & Efficient Appointments

We know you have a busy life, so we do all we can to ensure your experience at the dentist is simple and easy. We guarantee that your appointment will start on time and offer multiple locations and same-day appointments.

Our Locations

Tidewater Dental
Charlotte Hall

30320 Triangle Dr., Suite 4
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Get Directions

(301) 359-1717

Mon - Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

10113 Ward Rd.
Dunkirk, MD 20754
Get Directions

(301) 327-3314

Mon - Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Washington, DC

4740 Connecticut Ave NW #102
Washington, DC 20008
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(202) 537-0003

Mon - Thur: 7:00am -  5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Glen Burnie

1720 Crain Highway S., Suite 103
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Get Directions

(410) 761-0095

Mon - Thur: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

2830 Campus Way N. Suite 614
Lanham, MD 20706
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(301) 955-9198

Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Lexington Park

2134 Great Mills Rd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
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(301) 862-3900

Mon - Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Prince Frederick

700 Prince Frederick Blvd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
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(410) 414-8333

Mon - Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

13350 HG Trueman Rd.
Solomons, MD 20688
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(410) 326-4078

Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm

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