Signs of Periodontal Disease You Need to Know Now
Periodontal disease is a serious oral health condition that requires immediate intervention in our Seattle, WA dental office.
Periodontal disease occurs when you have an infection in the tissue and structures around your teeth. This includes your gums, alveolar bone, and ligaments. Whenever possible, you want our Seattle, WA general dentist to diagnose and treat this condition quickly to prevent tooth loss and systemic infections.
The Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
The early signs of periodontal disease (gingivitis) may not have many symptoms, which is why preventive maintenance is so necessary. This includes:
- Visiting our dentist regularly
- Seeing our Phinney Ridge Dental hygienist every six months for dental cleanings
- Brushing and flossing at least twice per day
In the advanced stages of periodontal disease, you may notice one or more of the following:
- Toothaches, especially when eating
- Gum swelling
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Bad breath
- Receding gums
Periodontal Treatment in Seattle, WA
At Phinney Ridge Dental, we hold no judgments. Our top Seattle, WA dentist simply wants to save your teeth and your health!
Treatment may mean specialized cleanings scheduled across several visits. During these visits, we will gently but thoroughly remove bacteria and tartar from your teeth—above and below the gumline.
In some cases, we apply oral antibiotics to halt or help prevent new infections.
Our Seattle, WA team will keep you relaxed and comfortable during your treatments and provide any tips or instructions to help you combat periodontal disease at home.
At Phinney Ridge Dental, we treat periodontal disease regularly, and we want to help you just as we have helped so many other patients.
Contact Our Dental Office
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of periodontal disease, or if you have not scheduled your six-month preventive teeth cleaning, contact our office today.