Keep Your Gums Healthy
Gum & Bone Periodontal Therapy
in Queen Anne
Minor cases of gum disease, known as gingivitis, are quite common. In fact, it has been estimated that 50% of American adults have some form of gum disease. However, gingivitis left unmanaged can lead to loss of gum and bone support around your teeth. If this occurs, your teeth will become loose and eventually will be unable to be saved. At Seattle Dental Co., we offer deep cleanings (also known as “scaling and root planing”) to remove plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria from under your gums and stop the progression of the disease process. If you suspect that you have gum disease, give us a call today to get the care you need.
Maintain Optimal Health
Hygiene & Cleanings
During hygiene appointments at Seattle Dental Co., a trained expert will clean your teeth using professional-grade tools and remove harmful oral bacteria from your mouth. These cleanings are critical to avoid common dental issues like cavities and periodontal disease. Our friendly, compassionate dental hygienists will make you feel at ease throughout your entire cleaning, and your smile will look and feel its best by the time you leave the office.
Recognizing Periodontal Disease
Signs and Symptoms
Here are signs and symptoms of gum disease to look out for:
- Bleeding while you brush and floss
- Inflamed, puffy gums
- Gums that appear dark red or purple
- A receding gum line or teeth that appear longer
Scaling & Root Planing
What to Expect During a Deep Cleaning
If you need a deep cleaning, we will ensure that you are comfortable every step of the way. We use powerful numbing agents and check to make sure you won’t feel a thing while we clean your teeth and gums. Our specialized dental tools will remove plaque and bacteria that are causing gum disease. By the time your appointment ends, your teeth will feel glassy and clean, and all of the harmful substances that are damaging your teeth will be removed. If necessary, we will send you home with antibiotics or other medication to ensure optimal health.
Book a Visit
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
The first stage of gum disease is completely reversible and causes no permanent damage, so it is critical to take care of your condition before it becomes a bigger problem. Later stages of the disease (periodontitis and advanced periodontitis) cannot be reversed and will leave your teeth and gums with many issues. If you notice signs and symptoms of gum disease, call today to get the periodontal treatment you need!