Gum Disease Treatment
In West Richland.

At West Richland Family Dental, our expert dentists can help treat gum disease. If you believe you are beginning to see or feel gum decay in your mouth, book your appointment now before it’s too late.

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What is gum disease?

Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky bacteria that clings to your teeth and creates toxins that damage your gums. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. At each regular checkup the dentist will measure the depth between your tooth and gums to identify whether you have gum disease and at what stage your gum disease is at.

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Get Comfortable at West Richland Family Dental.

Whether you or a family member visit our West Richland office for a quick check up or a longer visit, we want you to be as comfortable as possible in our heated/cool massage chair. Kick back, relax, watch tv and let our incredible team of doctors take care of your dental needs.

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What If I have gum disease?

There are two stages to Gum Disease: Gingivitis and Periodontitis.

Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. A sign that you are suffering from gingivitis is that your gums become red, swollen and bleed easily. At this stage, the disease is still reversible and can be eliminated by daily flossing and brushing.

Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease. When you are suffering from periodontitis the gums and bone that support the teeth become seriously damaged. Whereas healthy gums and bone anchor teeth firmly in place, infected gums can cause teeth to become loose, fall out, or have to be removed by a dentist. Often patients who suffer from severe periodontitis need dental implants to repair the damage from gum disease.

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Treatment for gum disease

Treatment methods depend on the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. Good oral hygiene at home is essential to keep gum disease from becoming more serious or recurring. You don't have to lose teeth to gum disease. Brush regularly, clean between your teeth, eat a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental visits for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Our dental team uses great care and skill to give you a smile that makes you feel your best!

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“Every time I go in, the staff is always so friendly and very helpful -- love the doctors -- and it’s always a pleasant environment to come to. Any procedure is always talked through to me and done very gently so I always come in very relaxed and at ease.”

-Rockie R.
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“Every time I go in, the staff is always so friendly and very helpful -- love the doctors -- and it’s always a pleasant environment to come to. Any procedure is always talked through to me and done very gently so I always come in very relaxed and at ease.”

-Rockie R.

Contact West Richland Family Dental Today.

Our incredible team of Dentists here at West Richland Family Dental can help you get the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. Use the form to reach out to us or call us directly.

Contact West Richland Family Dental Today.

Our team of dedicated dental professional can help you get the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. Use the form to reach out to us or call us directly!