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Periodontal treatment (gum therapy)

Gum disease (sometimes called periodontal disease) is an infection of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth. It affects 1 out of every 5 adults, and is a major cause of tooth loss in adults, but it’s treatable!

Some patients are candidates for non-surgical therapy. For example, we’ll clean away the tartar below the gum line (“scaling”)and smooth away the spots on the roots of your teeth where bacteria gather (“planing”). When combined with a plan for future dental maintenance, these procedures can go a long way towards ensuring your dental health. For serious cases, we also perform entire mouth rejuvenation.

There is a lot to know about periodontal disease, including that you could have it and not even know it. If you&rsquold like to learn how Seattle/Bellevue area dentist, Dr. Gary Burt and his team can help with potential treatment options, please contact us to schedule an exam.