Gum Disease Treatment in Downtown Seattle

Treat Gingivitis & Periodontal Disease at Theron Baker DDS

Improve gum disease with Periodontal Services in Seattle

At Theron Baker DDS, we are Downtown Seattle’s premier choice for comprehensive gum disease treatment. While many people may think it’s normal to see blood in the sink every time they brush or floss their teeth, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Bleeding gums could be a sign of gingivitis or even periodontitis, in which case, you should make an appointment with an experienced dental hygienist. Our team is here to offer our full support, so you don’t have to deal with bleeding, swollen, or receding gums that could potentially turn into more severe health issues down the road. Please keep reading to learn more or give us a call to schedule an appointment.

The Causes of Periodontal Disease

To understand the importance of treating gum issues, it’s helpful to know exactly how periodontal disease comes about. Gum disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque. These bacteria love to feed on sugars in foods and beverages we consume and produce toxins that irritate the gums. If left untreated, plaque buildup can harden into calculus or tartar, which encourages the gums to pull away from the teeth. Things like low vitamin intake, a high sugar diet, improper brushing and flossing, and not getting regular dental hygiene checkups all promote periodontal disease. At Theron Baker DDS, our dental hygienist can provide you with insight into the state of your oral health and offer advice for reversing gum disease. One of the best ways to avoid periodontal disease is to visit our office for routine cleanings and understand the factors that make some people more likely to develop complicated gum infections. These can include:

  • Having diabetes
  • Being pregnant
  • Genetic factors
  • Crooked or overcrowded teeth
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • The use of certain medications, such as steroids, some anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, oral contraceptives, and some calcium channel blockers

The Signs & Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

 

Periodontal disease can destroy the underlying structure that supports your teeth in the jawbone, allowing teeth to become so loose over time that extraction is the only choice. Don’t let this happen to your smile! If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be dealing with a gum infection or disease that requires immediate attention from our team:

  • Gums that bleed easily when brushing or flossing
  • Gums that appear to be enlarged or swollen
  • Gums that are tender to the touch
  • Gums that are receding away from the tooth
  • Bad breath
  • Pus coming from the gums
  • A change in your natural bite
  • Loose adult teeth

Treating Periodontal Disease

No matter your gums’ condition, the Theron Baker DDS team will help find the best treatment option to cater to your unique needs. The first and most important way to help reverse periodontal disease is by implementing an oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting the dentist at least twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings. For gingivitis, we may need to prescribe topical antiseptics. Since periodontitis is more severe, you may need a deep cleaning to remove the plaque and tartar buildup below the gum line. Extremely severe cases require more extensive treatment solutions, like dental surgery. Fortunately, periodontal disease can resolve if caught early and with treatment from our trained hygienists. It’s up to the patient to follow through on their oral hygiene routine, but, of course, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way with our professional treatment and care.

 

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Whether you are worried about periodontal disease or simply want to ask a few questions about proper dental hygiene, our friendly dental team is always happy to help. We have ample experience slowing and even reversing the effects of periodontal disease and restoring patients’ gums to optimal health. Your oral wellness is always our number one priority, and we go above and beyond to ensure you receive the very best dentistry services Seattle has to offer. Contact us now to start protecting your smile.

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