Periodontics Specialist

Sunrise Dental

Dentist located in Moses Lake, WA

The staff at Sunrise Dental know that periodontal disease puts you at risk for a toothless grin if you don’t get your health under control. Sunrise Dental helps residents in Moses Lake, Washington, correct diseases so they can enjoy their healthiest smiles. Whether you need help with inflammation, or need to have several dental implants placed, the Sunrise Dental dental care team can help. To make an appointment, call or book online.

Periodontics Q & A

How Do You Know If You Have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease can sneak up on you, if you aren’t diligent with your oral hygiene or are predisposed to it. If you struggle with any of the following symptoms, contact the staff at Sunrise Dental to correct the issue as soon as possible:

  • Inflammation, tenderness, or swollen gums
  • Receding gums
  • Mouth pain
  • Gaps in the gums (when you can see space between your gums and teeth)
  • Discharge from gums
  • Bad breath
  • Shifting teeth or dentures

Why Does Periodontal Disease Develop?

The root cause of periodontal disease is bacteria. Your mouth contains natural bacteria that is both good and bad. Unfortunately, the bad bacteria far outweigh the good bacteria, which is why proper oral hygiene is so important. Sometimes this disease develops from poor hygiene, other times it comes from genetics.

When Does the Dentist Check for Periodontal Disease?

Sunrise Dental checks for any signs of periodontal disease at every regular dental check-up. If they find anything, they can start treating you right away. By discovering and treating periodontal disease in its earliest stage, you can avoid serious long-term consequences, like tooth loss.

What Types of Periodontics Treatments Are Available?

Tartar removal is usually an important part of periodontics, and can be done during your regular teeth cleanings. Sunrise Dental may also need to smooth the teeth and root surfaces to properly treat periodontal disease. Medicinal irrigation and topical antibiotics can also be effective ways to deal with periodontal disease.

If you have questions about how to treat your periodontal disease at home, contact Sunrise Dental. There may be something they can do for you at an office visit.

How Can You Prevent Periodontal Disease?

Proper oral hygiene and regularly scheduled visits with Sunrise Dental will help you fight the good fight and keep periodontal disease at bay. When brushing and flossing aren’t enough, come in for a visit and Sunrise Dental can help.

If you think you have periodontal disease and want to get it under control, schedule an appointment at Sunrise Dental. Making an appointment is easier than ever with the online booking tool.