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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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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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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  • 12910 Totem Lake Blvd. NE, Suite 105, Kirkland, WA 98034
  • 425-821-2526
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  • 2955 80th Ave SE, Suite 105, Mercer Island, WA 98040
  • 206-230-6632
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  • 4526 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • 206-523-8094
Kirkland (Totem Lake)