Periodontal Therapy in Spokane, WA
Eliminating decay and infection by maintaining an effective at-home dental hygiene routine ensures an optimal oral environment. At the office of Bryan Hill, DDS, we combine modern dental techniques with a gentle approach to keep bacteria from spreading throughout the gums and gravely affecting dental health. Periodontal disease leads to other serious complications regarding your dental and overall well-being.
Dr. Hill and his dental team make every effort to protect the smiles of everyone in Spokane and its surrounding communities. If you are looking for a staff of oral healthcare professionals that prevent and treat gum disease in the most effective way possible, contact our dental practice.
What are the Stages of Gum Disease?
Gingivitis- This is the most common form of periodontal disease as over 50 percent of people in the U.S. over 30 are suffering or have experienced it. Many people detect a gingival infection due to bleeding when they are brushing or flossing. Inflammation and redness usually accompany bleeding of the soft tissues. Maintaining consistent oral hygiene practices is an effective way to reverse the effects of gingivitis without the need for extensive professional intervention.
Periodontitis- Once periodontal infection reaches past the point of gingivitis, the fibers holding teeth in place begin to detach from the roots causing them to feel loose. This also allows periodontal pockets to form and requires professional treatment to ensure gum disease does not progress.
Advanced Periodontitis- Teeth begin to dislocate, and you must work with an experienced dentist to restore health, function, and aesthetic.
While our dentist is able to address gingivitis and the beginning stages of periodontitis, if the infection progresses, we work with trusted specialists to ensure you receive the care you deserve.
Treating Gum Disease at the office of Bryan Hill, DDS
Dr. Hill typically detects periodontal infection during biannual appointments. If our dentist sees signs of gum disease, he can perform a procedure known as scaling and root planing. Scaling is when our dentist removes plaque and tartar from beneath the gum line, diminishing periodontal pockets, and stopping the progression of decay. Planing consists of smoothing the roots of teeth, making it harder for bacteria to attach to them.
When periodontal disease reaches its severe stages, it negatively affects surrounding dental structures, which is why we do everything we can to preserve natural teeth and soft tissues.
Contact Our Dental Practice!
To find out more about how to prevent and halt the progression of periodontal disease, call or visit the office of Bryan Hill, DDS. Our Spokane dentist and his dental team are dedicated to maintaining and bolstering your oral health, function, and aesthetic to ensure the preservation of your overall well-being.