Gum Disease Treatment
In Seattle's Green Lake
Gum Disease Treatment in Seattle's Green Lake
If you are looking for gum disease treatment in Seattle, look no further than Dr. Vo and Green Lake Cosmetic Dentistry. They provide gum disease treatment through deep cleanings and laser gum therapy. They also use PRP and stem cell treatments to speed up recovery and improve results. Gum disease is a serious condition that can lead to swollen gums, tooth loss, and even death.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue that can progress to the bone and supporting structures of the teeth. Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth, even if you brush and floss regularly. If plaque is not removed, it can harden into tartar, which brushing cannot remove.
Tartar buildup can irritate and inflame gum tissue, causing gingivitis, or gum inflammation. Gingivitis is often characterized by swollen, red gums that bleed easily. If gingivitis is not treated, it can progress to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease damages the gum tissue and bone that support your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Dr. Vo and Green Lake Cosmetic Dentistry can help you treat gum disease and prevent further damage to your gum tissue and bone. They offer deep cleanings, laser gum therapy, and PRP and stem cell treatments to speed up recovery and improve results.
Deep cleanings are a common gum disease treatment that removes tartar and plaque from below the gum line. Dr. Vo will numbing your gums before starting the deep cleaning so you will not feel any pain. A small tool called a scaler is used to remove tartar from your teeth above and below the gum line. Once all of the tartar has been removed, your teeth will be polished.
Laser Gum Therapy
Laser gum therapy is a gum disease treatment that uses a laser to remove tartar and bacteria from the gum pocket. Laser gum therapy is a painless and effective way to treat gum disease.
PRP and Stem Cell Treatments
PRP and stem cell treatments are cutting-edge gum disease treatments that use your body's own healing cells to speed up recovery and improve results. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a concentration of healing cells that can be injected into the gum tissue to promote healing. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can turn into any type of cell in the body. They can be used to regenerate lost tissue and improve healing.
If you have gum disease, it's important to get treatment as soon as possible. Call our Seattle dentist to schedule today!