Gum disease is a condition affecting millions of people worldwide, and residents in and around Kirkland, Washington, are no exception. Periodontitis (gum disease) is concerning not just because it affects your teeth and gums but also your overall health. Fortunately, gum disease is treatable, and various treatment options are available for every individual at Kingsgate Dental.
The most traditional way to treat gum disease is deep cleaning, also known as root planing and scaling. With this procedure, the dentist will clean the roots below the gum line, along with the pockets between the teeth and gums.
When patients have a gingivectomy, their deep pockets are reduced to address the inflamed and overgrown gum tissue. This is important because bacteria and plaque grow in these pockets.
Similar to a gingivectomy, laser gum surgery works to reduce the depths of the pockets between your teeth and gums. Laser gum surgery can treat moderate to advanced gum disease cases.
Every patient’s case is different, but most people will go through this process when preparing for gum disease treatment.
If you’re concerned about periodontal disease, contact Dr. Ann Kelley and the team at Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, Washington, to get your questions answered. You can call us at (425) 385-0080 or request an appointment online today.
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