Dr. Ann Kelley and her team at Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, WA offer top quality periodontal therapy and care for patients who are facing moderate to severe gum disease. Dr. Kelley’s goal is to restore diseased gum tissue to health in an environment that provides both comfort and care to every patient.
As we proceed on the journey called life, many of us will experience gum disease and, in some extreme cases, tooth loss. This does not have to be the case. If you practice proper oral hygiene and go in for regular cleanings and oral examinations, you are keeping the odds in your favor that you will be able to maintain healthy teeth for the duration of your life. It’s important to understand that your teeth are not the only critical components to a healthy mouth. Teeth have a support system consisting of the gums and supporting bone which need to remain healthy also.
The biggest threat to this support system is gum disease. If left unchecked, gum disease can seriously threaten and even degrade this support system. This is one of many reasons why dentists insist upon regular exams and cleanings. If you are making these regular trips to the dentist, then they can keep a vigilant eye on any signs of developing gum disease that you may not be aware to even look for. If symptoms are detected, periodontal therapy will be recommended.
Periodontal therapy comes in several forms and, when gum disease is detected in its early stages, it does include non-surgical options. On the other hand, when gum disease is left unchecked and allowed to progress to more severe stages, a surgical option may be the only action that can be taken for correction. Whatever form of therapy is prescribed, the goal is to restore your oral health. Some of the options include:
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