Periodontal Services

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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Why Should You Choose Us for Periodontal Disease Treatment?

At Soundview Family Dental, we use the latest technology in our office to help patients with gum disease treatments. Our office uses laser technology to treat gum recession and bone deterioration. While a lot of what we do in 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.

Schedule your consultation at our Edmonds office today by giving us a call at (425) 563-6360 or by clicking here.

Gum Disease Treatment in Edmonds WA

Do You Need Periodontal Services?

Dental Inlay - Multiple Teeth In Gums

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.

However, the good news about choosing Soundview Family Dental for periodontics is our laser therapy. This is a painless procedure that can clear out infections without surgery. For those that have previously had to have surgery to treat periodontal disease, then you know how painful the procedure can be.

Benefits of Periodontal Services


Less pain.


Less bleeding.


Less Swelling.


Less sensitivity.


Almost zero downtime.

Inlays and onlays are considered a conservative approach and have many great benefits versus crowns. There are different materials available for inlays and onlays, much as there are for crowns. Some of the material types include gold, silver, porcelain, or resin material. The choice of material can be made to suit the needs of the patient for placement and for their budget.

What to Expect from Gum Disease Treatment

LANAP® laser assisted regeneration therapy may just be the treatment for your periodontal tissue health that can bring you back to overall oral health without the discomfort and longer recovery associated with traditional periodontal surgery.

Scaling and root planing can be performed as well. This is a specialized cleaning method that removed built-up plaque and tartar. By eliminating these buildups, your gums can heal properly, and the periodontal pockets can shrink. Scaling and planing will require a longer appointment than traditional cleaning but is highly effective at getting rid of buildup from under the gum line, which causes inflammation.

The first step towards addressing periodontal disease is scheduling an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Kitts and Dr. Hewett. You may call our office at (425) 563-6360 or request an appointment online, anytime that is convenient for you. We know life can get pretty busy sometimes, but making time for your oral health should be a priority too.

Healthy Gums After Periodontal Disease Treatment

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.

Stopping the progression of receding gums can help you to preserve your teeth, and ensure a healthier jawbone. Our dentists, Dr. Kitts and Dr. Hewett, can help treat infected gums, and gums that have been receding, for optimal oral health. Possible tooth loss can be scary for anyone, but seeing your dentist regularly for treatment for things like periodontal disease will promote the health of your gums and teeth for years to come.

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 dentists 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.

After you have had a periodontal treatment done, it is essential that you follow the dentist’s recommendation for at-home care. Regular brushing and flossing can help prevent gingivitis from coming back. By visiting us for your regular cleanings, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of periodontal disease. Cleanings are the best thing you can do for the health of your teeth and gums. Our team will thoroughly clean your teeth, as well as under the gums, to ensure that all tartar is broken up and removed.

Our Guarantee

We know that periodontal disease can be frightening for some. But let us assure you that you are in good hands with Dr. Kitts and Dr. Hewett at Soundview Family Dental. We take excellent care of our patients and are proud to offer less painful treatment for periodontal disease with our LANAP® laser therapy option.

With corrective procedures like LANAP® laser therapy, the recession will cease, and there will be no more tender gums. You can expect a shorter recovery, versus what you would have with surgery for gum recession and jawbone deterioration.


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 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.

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We Look Forward to Hearing from You!

Protecting your teeth is critical. With restorations including inlays 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 at (425) 563-6360, or make an appointment online using our ‘request an appointment’ feature.

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