PeriodonticsSPOKANE, 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! OUR SERVICES Cosmetic Cosmetic Bonding Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Veneers Teeth Whitening Preventive Dental Sealants Endodontics Family Dentistry Fluoride Treatments Night Guards Oral Cancer Screening Pediatric Dentistry Periodontics Scaling & Root Planing Sports Mouthguards Ultrasonic Cleanings Wisdom Teeth Removal Restorative Bad Breath – Halitosis Bone Graft Crowns & Bridges Dental Extractions Dentures & Partials Emergency Appointments Fillings Oral Surgery Root Canal Therapy Soft Tissue Management CALL TODAY! 509-464-4100 We look forward to serving you and your family! Schedule your appointment today! 509-464-4100 We look forward to serving you and your family! Schedule your appointment today!