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The Importance of Treating Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease, aka periodontal disease, is a severe oral health problem that needs immediate treatment. The disease eats away at the bone structure of your teeth, causing them to weaken and fall out. A visit to Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, WA, can determine if you have this condition. Here’s why it’s so important to get prompt and effective treatment for gum disease.

Treat Gums Disease in Kirkland WA Area

Prevents Gum Infections & Receding Gums

Gum disease has a way of spreading quickly. If left unchecked, mild cases can become severe, leading to serious dental issues like:

  • gum inflammation
  • bleeding gums
  • gum infections and
  • receding gums


Routine dental exams and cleanings can help prevent gum disease. However, if you notice your gums becoming red and inflamed, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Ann Kelly for an evaluation. Early treatment of this condition can prevent further damage to your gums.

Prevents Tooth Loss

As gum disease worsens, it can cause your gums to recede. That leaves pockets between your gums and teeth where food particles can become trapped and bacteria can breed. Over time, bacteria from gum disease will break down the bone structure of your teeth, causing them to come loose and eventually fall out. Gum disease treatment by your Kingsgate dentist can help stem the devastating effects of gum disease to save your teeth.

Protects Your Overall Health

In addition to harming your gums and teeth, periodontal disease can affect your overall health by spreading into your bloodstream and infecting internal organs. In its advanced stage, periodontal disease can cause heart, liver, or kidney damage. It can also make you more vulnerable to developing diabetes, respiratory illnesses, and other health issues. A thorough dental evaluation by Dr. Ann Kelley will determine the severity of your condition so that we can suggest the most suitable treatment.


If you’re experiencing the early symptoms of gum disease, don’t hesitate to contact Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, WA, at (425) 385-0080 to schedule a dental checkup of your gums and teeth. The sooner your condition is evaluated, the sooner you can start treatment with Dr. Ann Kelley to preserve the health of your teeth.

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Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.

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A Success Story

Damen CReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental/Dr Kelley for years to come.
Kathy WReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review By Kathy W Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment, As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley, her hygenists who have been there for over 20 years, are bar none the most indepth and through a cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more then a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitroux, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable. I had gone too many years neglecting my teeth and found through Tammy, my hygenist and Dr. Kelley they were able to put together a plan to save the teeth they could and design partials for the ones I could not afford to save. I am a small business owner with no insurance and yet they came up with a plan that I am so happy with. I am without any infection, so much healthier and the partials Dr. Kelley designed are like a second skin. From Jackie and MaryAnn at the front desk to the assistants, hygenists and Dr. Kelley you will be in professional and caring hands. I recommend to all my family and friends.
Damen CReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review By dixy i Great experience. Dr. Kelley and her staff made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Great job on the crown too! I've already recommended two friends! If I was staying in the Seattle area I'd definitely return.
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