Periodontal Disease Treatment
Restore your gum health with expert Periodontal Disease Treatment at Thomas Dentistry. We offer comprehensive solutions to protect your smile.
Periodontal Disease Treatment: Comprehensive Periodontal Care
Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is a concern that affects many, from young adults to the elderly. At Thomas Dentistry, we recognize the importance of addressing this issue as a fundamental aspect of family dentistry. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care, ensuring that every family member maintains optimal gum health.
Early detection and treatment of periodontal disease are crucial. Left unchecked, it can lead to more severe dental issues, including tooth loss. Our approach is not just about treatment; it’s about education. We believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge they need to take proactive steps in their oral care routine.
Patients trust Thomas Dentistry because of our commitment to excellence. We utilize the latest techniques and technologies in the field, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care. Whether you’re coming in for a routine check-up or addressing specific concerns, you can be confident that your oral health is in expert hands.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
One of the first steps in tackling periodontal disease is recognizing its symptoms. While some signs may seem subtle, they can escalate if not addressed promptly. At Thomas Dentistry, we educate our patients on what to look out for, ensuring that early intervention is possible.
Common symptoms include red, swollen gums that may bleed easily during brushing or flossing. You might also notice persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth. In more advanced stages, you could experience gum recession, leading to longer-looking teeth, or even feel some teeth becoming loose. These symptoms are not just discomforting; they are warning signs that require immediate attention.
Understanding the symptoms allows you to take timely action. If you or any family member experiences these signs, we recommend scheduling an appointment. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent the condition from worsening and affecting your overall oral health.
Why Choose Thomas Dentistry for Periodontal Care?
When it comes to periodontal care, the expertise of the periodontist matters. At Thomas Dentistry, our periodontists are not just highly qualified; they are deeply committed to patient care. With years of specialized training and experience, they offer a range of treatments from preventive measures to advanced therapies, ensuring that you receive the most effective care tailored to your needs.
What sets our periodontists apart is their approach to patient care. They take the time to understand your specific concerns, educate you on treatment options, and develop a personalized plan. Utilizing the latest technology and techniques, they ensure a comfortable and successful treatment experience.
Understanding Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing
One of the most effective treatments for periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. This procedure is often recommended for patients experiencing moderate to severe gum disease. At Thomas Dentistry, we ensure that this treatment is as comfortable and effective as possible, helping you regain your oral health.
Scaling and root planing involves a deep cleaning process that goes beyond the gum line to remove plaque and tartar buildup. The procedure not only cleans the teeth but also smooths the roots to help the gums reattach. It’s a crucial step in halting the progression of periodontal disease and preventing further complications.
The Planning Process for Scaling and Root Planing:
- Initial Consultation: A thorough examination to assess the severity of gum disease.
- Treatment Planning: Customizing the procedure based on your specific needs.
- Local Anesthesia: Administering local anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience.
- Scaling: Removal of plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line.
- Root Planing: Smoothing the root surfaces to encourage gum reattachment.
- Post-Treatment Care: Guidelines for maintaining oral hygiene and scheduling follow-up appointments.
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Janelle DensonHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“I love coming here & I’m always greeted with smiles. It truly makes me feel great that the staff remembers my name & even though I visit every six months for my cleanings, our conversations pick up right where we left off. Marna, Rosie & Dr. Thomas are THEE BEST! I’d leave ten stars if I could.”
Brookstorm HonorbladeHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“Friendly, comforting, professional, and painless. ;)”
G Brook (Summit Seeker)Happy Client from Mercer Island Office
“Professional, friendly and patient centered care. My first visit and I am thoroughly impressed. Great office culture and staff love what they do and it shows. Thank you.”
sebastian gillbanksHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Very friendly staff and quality services”
Sue DwyerHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Great experience with hygienist today. Thank you for being so kind and not judgemental. Looking forward to a long relationship with this dental office.”
Betsy TutlandHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“Dr. Thomas is an amazing dentist. At both his Mercer Island and Kirkland offices the staff is very warm and welcoming. Dr. Thomas has been my husband’s and my dentist for over 20 years and has done exceptional dental work. He makes his patients feel at ease with his caring, positive and fun personality. My grandchildren also see Dr. Thomas and he has an amazing way of helping them to feel comfortable and thus, cooperative. Dr. Thomas has the highest medical and ethical standards. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Thomas for any dental procedure.”
Henry PangHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“The services are great and very professional.”
Edward EstradaHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“Efficient and kind staff! I went through a period of dental anxiety and my transition to this office was smooth and uneventful. They have decent hours, good parking, a great playlist, and refer to good endodontists. What’s not to love? ❤️”
Susan SlagleHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“I just recently transferred over to Thomas Dentistry and I’ve had two appointments so far, which I have had positive experiences with. The front desk is very friendly and accommodating, and they let you know about costs up front. I’ve had two different hygienists and they both have been good and thorough. I saw Dr. Jaswal both times and he has a very calm demeanor which puts you at ease. He also has a good sense of humor. Thomas Dentistry takes the unpleasantness out of going to the dentist!”
Ronald FolseHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“I’vy been a patient with Dr Troy for fifteen years and have always been impressed with him and his entire staff. I am 86 years old and was hesitant to make my visit, but his whole staff used the best practices to insure the safety in the office. Unfortunately , I will be moving to California ima month or so and will have to find a new dentist , and hope that they will be as good as Dr Thomas and his staff.”
Elaina ShHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Went to that office last year to get a crown on implant and Dr. Thomas did the ugliest crown possible. Shape and height looked completely different from natural tooth I had in that place before. He did not even try to fix it. This year my new dentist confirmed that the crown should have been done completely different but now Im stuck with this crown for a while because it will cost a ton to re-do it since that is a dental implant crown, not just a regular crown. I guess I missed the first red flag when they said they do root canals and extractions too. Of course, why even going to roots canals specialists and oral surgeons if You can get a “buffet of services” at Dr. Thomas! Also Molly at the front desk is the rudest receptionist I ve even seen, billing office could not get the numbers right and overcharged me for about $800 then refunded but can this office be more unprofessional and thirsty for money?!!”
kirk packardHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“I have had a ton of dentistry done and have been to alot of dentists. These folks have it together. Just had a molder crown replaced. Quick ,completely painless and my bite is perfect 1st try. Absolutely no adjusting and then they repaired a front tooth I had broken after quickly epoxy in molder. This was the 2nd appointment to install crown and I was only in the chair 20 min. Went like clockwork and looks awsum. Thanku. Only thing better would be free haha!”
Tyler DHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“I just started going here this year after bouncing around different dentist for years and have had a great experience each visit. I have had everything from cleaning, fillings, root canal, crown and they have all gone well. The office is nice, conveniently located and has off street parking. The entire staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Jaswal is excellent, takes his time not only with his work but explaining what you have going on, your options etc. Overall only good things to say about this place and definitely recommend it.”
Mary BerryHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Very incompetent doctor dr. Thomas is after money. Don't believe anything he is saying. Other doctors are all recent college graduates with no experience. Don't trust them. Get a second opinion or just go some place else get your teeth done.”
Frahnz DendyHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Just a cleaning today. Megan was very good, a professional who is very capable at what she does. Pleasure visiting this dental office.”
David HughesHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“Dr Thomas’ work has always been top notch for me and my family. The staff is genuine, friendly and easy to work with. Not changing dentist ever!”
Holly YeeHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Such a wonderful dentist's office! The staff is always welcoming, efficient, and they do a great job with my oral care. The other day I had a tooth brush bristle stuck in between two of my teeth and needed to come in for a minute visit. They got me in that day and were able to remove the bristle. It was such a relief! Going to the dentist can somethings be uncomfortable, but at Thomas Dentistry I always feel taken care of.”
Brianna Lyon (Brie)Happy Client from Kirkland Office
“Everyone is very kind from the start. I have high anxiety dealing with my teeth and dentists; and everyone was incredibly helpful and informative! I'm really happy I found this place for my smile needs!”
Jovany LopezHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Highly recommended. Everyone is so friendly and it was a great experience. Great nurses and Dentist.”
D EnrightHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Wonderful, welcoming staff always leaves me smiling!”
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Thomas Dentistry accepts all major forms of dental insurance and offers an optional dental membership program to help pickup where dental insurance leaves off or for patients who lack dental insurance all together. Our dental membership program is far superior in cost and benefit than most forms of dental insurance!
Types of Periodontal Treatments Available at Thomas Dentistry
At Thomas Dentistry, we understand that each patient’s needs are unique, which is why we offer a wide range of periodontal treatments. From preventive measures to advanced therapies, our goal is to provide comprehensive solutions that address the specific challenges you face with gum health.
Available Periodontal Treatments in Thomas Dentistry:
- Preventive Care: Routine cleanings and check-ups to maintain gum health.
- Scaling and Root Planing: Deep cleaning for moderate to severe gum disease.
- Gum Grafts: For treating gum recession and exposed roots.
- Periodontal Surgery: For advanced cases requiring surgical intervention.
- Laser Therapy: Minimally invasive treatment for gum disease.
- Antibiotic Treatments: To combat bacterial infections in the gums.
- Periodontal Maintenance: Ongoing care to prevent the recurrence of gum disease.
Meet Dr. Thomas
15+ years of Experience in General & Family Dentistry
Dr. Troy Thomas opened Thomas Dentistry 15 years ago in Kirkland and provides each patient with individual care and attention, making certain they receive the highest quality of dentistry he has to offer. Dr. Thomas enjoys meeting with his patients each day and regards them as extended family members, doing his best to ensure they are as comfortable as possible. His goal as a dentist in Kirkland, WA is to deliver quality comprehensive dental care to patients in a welcoming and enjoyable environment. During his spare time, Dr. Thomas enjoys golf, traveling, hiking, and fishing.
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We’re here to answer your questions.
At Thomas Dentistry, we diagnose periodontal disease through a comprehensive oral examination, which may include X-rays and measuring the depth of pockets around the teeth.
Common symptoms include red, swollen gums, bleeding during brushing, persistent bad breath, and in advanced stages, loose teeth.
The cost varies depending on the severity of the condition and the type of treatment required. We offer various payment options to make treatment accessible.
The duration of treatment depends on the type and severity of the periodontal disease. Some procedures may require multiple visits.
Gingivitis and periodontal disease are both forms of gum disease, but they differ in severity and treatment requirements. Gingivitis is the milder, initial stage characterized by redness, swelling, and bleeding gums during brushing or flossing. It is usually reversible with good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings. Periodontal disease, on the other hand, is a more advanced form of gum disease that affects not only the gums but also the bone supporting the teeth. It can lead to tooth loss if not treated and often requires more intensive treatments like scaling and root planning or surgical procedures.
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