Here at Downtown Seattle Dentists you’re treated as more than just a patient. You’re our respected friends and neighbors. As such, we offer you every courtesy and the undivided attention that you would expect. Our staff is always upbeat and caring and we love to see our patients smile! We pride ourselves on building a lasting relationship with our patients and strive to exceed their expectations. We proudly serve the Seattle and the South Lake Union area. Our office atmosphere is set to soothe and exudes professionalism while our staff will do their best to bring a smile to your face.
Our periodontists are extensively trained in their work. This means that they receive years of extra training after their initial dental schooling. This specialist training has allowed them to become experts in periodontal disease as well as the latest treatments and techniques in this area. This training also covers cosmetic periodontal procedures. With that in mind, our specialists are ready and willing to make you feel more confident and look your best!
When it comes to periodontal work, we take the onset of symptoms very seriously. The goal is always prevention, but most times patients don’t even realize that such things as gingivitis and gum disease are at play. When periodontal disease quietly moves into the gums you may experience such things as:
- Gum Sensitivity
- Gum Recession
- Bad Breath
- Sensitivity (to certain food and drink)
For those that have a more serious problem you may experience:
- Tooth Pain
- Tooth Loss
The gums can become irritated or inflamed and you may experience bleeding of the gums. These issues usually begin with what is known as gingivitis. This condition should be treated right away. When you make an appointment with us, we will begin by assessing the mouth and coming up with the best treatment plan for you. Many times this chronic condition will be treated, initially, with a series of periodontal cleanings, antibiotics, root scaling and planing, and laser therapy. We offer many more services within this category of periodontal care. If needed, we offer:
- Bone grafting
- Arestin (This is a medication used to help fight gum disease)
- Crown lengthening
- gum grafting
- Soft tissue grafting
- Periodontal splinting for weak teeth
- Occlusal adjustment or surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
On occasion, but only in the most severe of cases, periodontal surgery is needed. When this is needed, our team at Downtown Seattle Dentists will sit down with you to go over your surgical needs. We also show you the best way to take care of your teeth and gums so that you can see the most from your care. We truly are a leader in family dentistry!
For your convenience, you can make use of our website and set up an appointment without delay! Call or make an appointment through our website today! Nothing should stop you from having the smile that you deserve!