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Periodontics
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Gum disease is usually caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. If plaque is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth, gums become irritated and inflamed. The irritated gum tissue can separate from the teeth and form spaces called pockets. Bacteria move into the pockets where they continue to promote irritation. Left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth-supporting tissues are destroyed. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It often results in gums that are red and swollen and may bleed easily.

At our office, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA LabsTM to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA LabsTMTM is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage.

Gingivitis
(bleeding gums)

Periodontitis
Advanced Periodontitis  

We use these products for this type of treatment:




Find more information at the websites below.
American Dental Association
Seattle King County Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry
   
 

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