Healthy gums are the foundation for a healthy smile.
Periodontics is the treatment of all forms of gum disease. Anyone can be prone to having problems with their gums. But the good news is that gum disease is highly treatable if you visit the dentist. Gum disease starts with gingivitis and typically can’t be addressed at home, on your own. Advanced periodontal disease, or gingivitis that has been left untreated, can do significant harm to your teeth and jawbone. Because the gums are the foundation of a healthy smile, it is essential to have this condition addressed sooner, rather than later.
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periodontist in Edmonds
We use the latest technology in our office to help patients with gum disease treatments. Our office uses laser technology to treat receding gums and bone deterioration. While a lot of what we do in general dentistry is focused on the condition of the teeth, the gums are just as essential.
During a consultation or during your routine dental cleanings, we will look at the health of your gums and determine if additional treatment is needed. Our goal is simple. We want you to have a beautiful, healthy smile.
This starts with making sure your gums are at their best. We can do everything in our office to help heal gums and promote total oral health, often without the use of surgery.
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Do you ever wonder if your gums are as healthy as they should be? Gum disease affects nearly half of American adults and can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. That’s where periodontal services come in – these services help prevent, diagnose, and treat gum disease. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of periodontal services and how they can help you maintain good oral health.
By taking advantage of periodontal services, you can prevent gum disease, catch it early, receive personalized treatment, improve your overall health, and maintain healthy teeth and gums. Don’t let fear or neglect stand in the way of achieving optimal oral health.
Prevent Gum Disease
Regular periodontal cleanings can remove plaque and tartar build-up that brushing and flossing alone can’t reach, preventing gum disease from developing.
Periodontal services can catch gum disease early, when it’s easier to treat, potentially saving you from more extensive dental procedures.
Personalized Treatment Plans
Each patient’s oral health needs are unique, and periodontal services can create personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.
Improved Overall Health
Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and other serious health conditions. Periodontal services can help improve your overall health by preventing or treating gum disease.
Maintaining Teeth and Gums
With regular periodontal services, you can maintain healthy gums and teeth, potentially avoiding more extensive and expensive dental procedures in the future.
The problem with receding gums
Receding gums are most often related to untreated gum disease. When gums recede, they push away from the tooth, exposing more of the tooth. When the tooth root is exposed, patients will likely have greater sensitivity or even discomfort. A receded gum line can result from brushing and flossing too aggressively, not brushing or flossing enough, trauma, or even from grinding teeth.
Brushing without the bleeding or pain
Imagine never having to worry that your gums will be bleeding and sore every time you brush. Imagine having fresher breath. These are just a few reasons to seek help for periodontal disease from our dentist at Soundview Family Dental. For most patients having discomfort while taking care of their gums and teeth at home, the pain of periodontal disease can make things worse by deterring basic oral health care like brushing and flossing.
Do you need periodontal services?
A marked indication that you need treatment for periodontal disease or gingivitis is bleeding gums. Typically, patients will notice that their gums bleed when brushing or flossing. When you aren’t brushing and flossing, your gum line may appear very red, swollen, and can sometimes be painful.
Gingivitis can happen if you aren’t brushing and flossing enough, and there is an accumulation of plaque and tartar under the gumline. While you can help your gums at home if you have gingivitis by brushing and flossing more frequently, advanced gum disease that has caused a recession will require treatment in the office.
Our office provides comprehensive and personalized periodontal services to help you maintain healthy gums and teeth. Dr. Kitts, our skilled dentist, and our team use the latest technology and techniques, including scaling and root planing, and gum grafting, to treat gum disease and restore your oral health. We will carefully evaluate your gum health and recommend the best course of action to meet your unique needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is dedicated to providing you with a comfortable and stress-free experience.
Protecting your gum health is critical. With our advanced periodontal services and onlays, you can preserve your natural tooth for many years to come. If you are curious if this service is right for you, we would love to help you on the journey to a beautiful and healthy smile you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team. Give us a call or make an appointment online using our ‘book online’ feature below.
WHAT IS PERIODONTICS?
Periodontics is the assessment and treatment of gum disease. Periodontal services can include scaling and planing, or what is considered a deep cleaning. For more advanced cases where gum recession is happening, laser therapy can be used. Soundview Family Dental is pleased to offer laser treatments as an excellent option for periodontics treatment.
WHAT IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE?
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the gums and tissues that support the teeth. It can cause gum inflammation, bleeding, bad breath, and tooth loss if left untreated.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE?
Symptoms of periodontal disease include swollen or tender gums, red or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, loose teeth, and changes in your bite.
HOW IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE TREATED?
Treatment for periodontal disease depends on the severity of the condition. Mild cases may be treated with improved oral hygiene practices, such as regular brushing and flossing, while more severe cases may require scaling and root planing or even surgery.
WHAT HAPPENS IF GUM DISEASE IS LEFT UNTREATED?
Many problems can happen if you ignore the warning signs of gum disease. One of the most significant downsides is the potential for tooth loss. While this isn’t the only issue that can happen, it is one of the most severe, along with damage to the quality of the jawbone.
WHAT IS PERIODONTAL MAINTENANCE?
Periodontal maintenance is ongoing treatment for periodontal disease. It typically involves regular dental cleanings, more frequent checkups with your dentist, and continued monitoring of your oral health.
HOW CAN I PREVENT PERIODONTAL DISEASE?
Preventing periodontal disease involves practicing good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, eating a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco use, and scheduling regular dental checkups and cleanings.