Stages of Gum Disease
- Red, Swollen, Inflamed Gums
- Bleeding When Brushing or Flossing
- Chronic Bad Breath
- “Pockets” Form Between the Teeth and Gums
- Gum Recession
- Gaps Between the Teeth
- Connective Tissues Destroyed
- Shifting or Loose Teeth
- Tooth and Bone Loss
Take Back Your Healthy Smile With Our Proven, Gentle Techniques
A member of the American Academy of Periodontology and Washington State Society of Periodontists, Dr. Rapoport has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in periodontics, and is renowned among his peers and the community for his refined ability to deliver high quality treatment in all phases of periodontal care. Proven options for periodontal disease treatment offered in our practice include:
Osseous Surgery:Treat advanced periodontal disease with osseous surgery. The procedure enables access to deep areas of infection and bone damage.
Perioscope Therapy:The use of a microcamera enables visual and direct access to infection well beneath the gums, without the need for surgical incisions or sutures. Non-surgical Perioscope Therapy delivers comfortable, thorough care for a large number of periodontal patients.
Scaling and Root Planing:A non-surgical approach for periodontitis, scaling and root planing clears root surfaces of plaque and tartar deposits, encouraging tissue reattachment and periodontal pocket reduction.
Periodontal Maintenance:Patients with gum disease require more than just six month cleanings following periodontal treatment. Periodontal maintenance helps maintain the health of the gums and keeps destructive bacteria at bay.
Various levels of sedation can be combined with our gum disease treatment options, if dental fear or anxiety are a barrier to care.
When it comes to protecting your smile and health from gum disease, you need an experienced periodontal partner who can make a difference. Learn more about our options for periodontal treatment by scheduling your visit with Dr. Rapoport today.