Bright32 – General Dentistry – SHORELINE, WA

Periodontal Therapy in Shoreline, WA

Most people believe that brushing plus flossing is the perfect equation for healthy gums. The hidden truth is that even with the best brushing technique, sometimes plaque accumulates in areas a toothbrush cannot reach or even below the gum line. Professional cleanings and regular dental examinations are necessary to help detect early problems and maintain a lifetime of good oral hygiene. Contact Bright 32 Family Dentistry to discuss periodontal therapy and protection of your gum health.

Gum Disease is Linked to Tooth Loss

Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss? This is because when periodontal issues arise, it causes inflammation around your teeth and gums that can eventually cause the breakdown of surrounding structures like bone and tissue. 

There are two common periodontal issues, gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is linked to poor oral hygiene and often is associated with red, bleeding gums and bad breath. Fortunately, it is reversible with a professional cleaning and good home care. If left untreated, gingivitis can advance to periodontal disease, which is accompanied with loose or missing teeth and gum recession. 

While periodontal disease is not reversible, it can be maintained with the most comfortable and gentle periodontal therapy at Bright 32 Family Dentistry. Dr. Brenner and team are dedicated to helping you steer your gum care in the right direction.

Periodontal Therapy at Bright 32

Periodontal issues are well known to be linked to our systemic health. At Bright 32 Family Dentistry, Dr. Brenner can help improve your gum health, but ultimately it is his goal to help you improve your quality of life. Periodontal issues can affect a person who is immunocompromised or has a chronic inflammatory health condition like diabetes and cause long term medical problems that affect your well being, finances, and confidence. 

Bright 32 is here to partner with you in developing good oral health. While we offer periodontal therapy like scaling and root planing and periodontal surgery, it is our goal to to identify the root of the problem, whether it be poor oral hygiene or an underlying medical condition. Your gum health is in the best hands with our skilled team at Bright 32 Family Dentistry.

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Benefits of Periodontal Therapy

  • Alleviates inflammation of the gums that can lead to tooth and bone loss
  • Prevents other health issues that are related to gum disease

  • Reduces gum recession and promotes tissue attachment to reduce sensitivity

    How can you diagnose gum disease?

    Dr. Brenner provides a comprehensive examination to help determine if there are any underlying causes of gum disease. The use of medical and dental histories, dental radiographs, and measuring of the gingival pocket will be good indicators if you are a candidate for periodontal treatment.

    What does periodontal treatment entail?

    Depending on the severity of your gums, you may need a scaling and root planing to help smooth the root surfaces of calculus or subgingival antibiotics to help control inflammation and bacterial build up. In an advanced case of periodontal disease, this may include tissue grafts or flap surgery to repair affected tissues.

    What is the cost of periodontal treatment?

    Exact pricing for your treatment can only be determined after an exam. At Bright 32 Family Dentistry we accept most major dental insurances, offer an in-office membership program, as well as provide flexible financing options to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. We work with all of our patients to fit costs into your budget and find a plan that works for YOU!

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    Periodontal health is important to maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth, but also can affect our general well being if neglected. Even with the best brushing regimen, it is recommended to have professional cleanings to ensure a lower risk for gum disease. Click below to schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Brenner at Bright 32 Family Dentistry today to discuss how we can help you with your periodontal health. 

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