Perio / Oral surgery


Periodontal (gum) disease is insidious. It is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as Gingivitis. Left untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth AND the bone that holds your teeth in place. Except for bad breath and gums that bleed, there are very few early warning signals. The disease advances silently, often without pain, and before you know it, you are losing your teeth and you don’t know why. It is in important that you come see our periodontist in Annandale VA if you suspect any issues with your gums.

Tooth loss is only the most obvious indicator of gum disease. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes – even an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened.

Early stages of periodontitis can be treated non-surgically by our Periodontist in Annandale VA with Scaling and Root Planing. Also know as a deep cleaning.

In some instances we supplement the Scaling and Root planing with localized delivery of antibiotics


Recession can sometimes be corrected with simple periodontal procedures.


Teeth are taken out for multiple reasons. Deep Cavities, Cracks and fractures, Gum disease are the most common reasons why teeth are taken out. The procedure for extraction is simple and painless.

All our surgical procedures are carried out by Dr. Norachai (Eddy) Phisuthikul. Meet Dr. Eddy