For many years, dentists and other doctors have surmised that there is a very strong link with oral health and overall physical health. Recently, several very reputable and well designed studies have indicated a strong link between poor oral hygiene and health to heart health. Bacterial plaque and tartar buildup has also been strongly associated to the plaque that can accumulate in the arteries (atherosclerosis)which can lead to blockages, strokes, and even heart attacks. Fortunately, Dr. Kelley Fisher is a strong advocate of treating oral health from the gums up (or down!). By establishing and maintaining a strong oral hygiene routine, patients with periodontal health issues can prevent and even reverse the development of serious oral health challenges such as infections, receding gums, and even tooth loss. At Eastside Comprehensive Dentistry in Issaquah, WA, our dedicated staff can help you learn how to keep your gums and teeth healthy for a lifetime! Read on to learn about some of the periodontal treatments that we offer to combat gum disease!
Periodontal Treatments Available in Issaquah, WA
At Eastside Comprehensive Dentistry, Dr. Kelley Fisher considers periodontal health to be the foundation for the entire oral health system. Gum tissue supports not only the teeth, but the underlying jawbone tissue as well. If there are untreated periodontal infections, serious oral health issues such as receding gums, tooth loss, and jawbone deterioration can develop. To effectively combat these problems, Dr. Fisher offers the following periodontal services:
- Scaling: Ultrasonic instruments are used to remove plaque, tarter, and surface stains
- Root Planing: Removes plaque, calculus, and other microorganisms from gums and roots
- Laser Dentistry: Precision laser treatments allow for advanced care and periodontal pocket disinfection
When you schedule your periodontal treatment at our Issaquah, WA practice, Dr. Kelley Fisher will conduct a thorough examination of your oral health before informing you of the entire range of treatment options for your unique clinical circumstances. During this examination patients can have all of their periodontal questions and concerns addressed by a friendly and knowledgeable dental professional.
Contact Dr. Kelley Fisher for Periodontal Treatments in Issaquah, WA
If you have gums that become sore or that bleed when you try to floss them, or if you receding gum tissue around your teeth, then you may be suffering from gum disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis. If left untreated, these chronic bacterial infections can lead to tooth decay, receding gums, tooth loss, and even jawbone loss. Dr. Kelley Fisher knows that healthy gum tissue is the true foundation of oral health, and offers a variety of treatment options for periodontal infections. Contact Eastide Comprehensive Dentistry in Issaquah, WA to schedule your no-obligation periodontal treatment consultation today!