Periodontics

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON

Periodontics is the area of dentistry that specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating gum disease. Periodontal treatments and procedures include:

  • Teeth scaling
  • Root planing
  • Pocket reduction
  • Crown lengthening

The staff of MyDentist is committed to helping you achieve good periodontal health for a lifetime.

Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal disease, or more commonly referred to as Gum disease affects over 75% of adults and contributes to more tooth loss than decay. Caused by the buildup of plaque bacteria that attack the gums, supporting tissues and eventually leads to bone loss.

Periodontal disease may display warning signs such as:

  • Gums that are red, swollen, tender or bleed easily
  • Gums that have pulled away from teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Changes in tooth position, looseness, separation or mismatch

Factors that contribute to gum disease include tobacco use, poor oral hygiene, family history, crooked teeth, pregnancy, diabetes and certain medications. The good news is that when detected in earlier stages, gum disease can be treated and even reversed preventing long-term damage.

Our hygienists at MyDentist are highly skilled at detecting and treating periodontal disease. Schedule your preventative visit today!

CALL TODAY! 509-464-4100

We look forward to serving you and your family! Schedule your appointment today!

We look forward to serving you and your family! Schedule your appointment today!