Periodontal Services

Preventative Dental Care in Downtown Seattle

Periodontal Services & Preventive Care

Prevention is the key to a healthy dentition and its supportive structures (gums and bone). Unfortunately, many individuals have lost bone structure around their teeth due to neglect, genetics, or a combination of the two.

Treatment for patients with gum disease involves an initial thorough debridement of the biofilm (plaque and tarter) and maintenance cleaning visits three to four times a year. This is a team effort involving the dental office and patient to slow down the disease process and requires good oral hygiene by the patient at home.

Loose teeth can sometimes be tied together or splinted to decrease mobility and to stabilize them. Patients with advanced gum disease are often referred to a specialist called a periodontist for more comprehensive treatment.