Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a serious condition that can affect not only your oral health, but the health of your entire body. When gums become infected, inflammation can spread throughout the body which can cause an onslaught of complications, including heart disease, stroke, tooth loss, and other health conditions. Seattle, WA dentist Dr. Kirchner provides services in Seattle periodontics, aimed to alleviate the symptoms and effects of gum disease and improve quality of life.
Your Gums Deserve The Best Treatment They Can Receive
If diagnosed in its early stages, gum disease can be treated with periodontal therapy. This includes a series of non-invasive treatments to eliminate infection in the gums and restore their health. Periodontal therapy may include:
- Scaling and root planing
- Antibacterial cleanings
- More aggressive hygiene recalls (every 3 months instead of every 6)
- Referral to a periodontal specialist in severe cases
Contact us to schedule your comprehensive periodontal exam today!
Because of the devastating effects gum disease can have on your overall health, it is important to know the symptoms and seek the help of a professional like Dr. Kirchner for an evaluation. Signs of gum disease may include:
- Red, bleeding or swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Deep pocket formations between teeth and gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Tooth loss
The rapid progression of gum disease makes your oral hygiene habits and recall appointments imperative. If it has been some time since you have visited the dentist, or you are familiar with the symptoms above, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an exam with Dr. Kirchner, who provides services in periodontics to the Seattle, WA area.