We provide exceptional dental care to patients in Falls Church, VA. One of our key areas of expertise is periodontics, which is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease and other related conditions.

Our team of experienced dental professionals is committed to providing personalized and comprehensive care to our patients. We offer a range of periodontal services to meet your unique needs, including:

ARESTIN® Gum Treatment

ARESTIN® is a minimally invasive gum treatment that uses an antibiotic to kill the bacteria that cause gum disease. This treatment is often used in conjunction with scaling and root planing to help prevent the recurrence of gum disease.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Cosmetic periodontal surgery is a type of gum surgery that is designed to improve the appearance of your smile. This may include procedures such as gum grafting or gum contouring to help create a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that involves removing gum tissue to expose more of the tooth's surface. This procedure may be recommended for patients who have a "gummy" smile or who need to have a dental crown placed.


A gingivectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess gum tissue. This procedure may be recommended for patients who have a significant amount of gum tissue that is causing aesthetic or functional issues.

Osseous Surgery

Osseous surgery is a type of periodontal surgery that is used to treat advanced gum disease. This procedure involves removing bacteria and damaged tissue from the gums and bone around the teeth.

Periodontal Splinting

Periodontal splinting is a procedure that is used to stabilize loose teeth. This may be necessary for patients who have lost bone due to gum disease or who have suffered trauma to their teeth.

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure that is used to treat gum disease. This involves removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and roots and smoothing the surface of the roots to help prevent bacteria from adhering to them.


At Merrifield Smiles, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of care possible. If you are experiencing any symptoms of gum disease or are interested in improving the appearance of your smile, please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our smile experts.

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