About Us

Dental Specialties Northwest is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

Monday-Thursday: 7am to 4pm 701 5th Ave, Suite 4660, Seattle, WA 98104 206-682-8200 info@dentalspecialtiesnorthwest.com

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Periodontal Disease Can Be Serious

Northwest Dental Specialties are experts in dental implants, but that’s not all. People who have severe periodontitis are often referred by other dentists because they have the continued training to handle the seriousness of periodontal disease.

It’s no wonder the extraordinary team from Dental Specialties Northwest is the dentists the doctors choose when it comes to special dental services.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis or periodontal disease affects millions of people all over the globe. Sadly, gum disease is the number one reason people lose their teeth.

Periodontal disease is not curable, but it can be controlled. Periodontitis is the more serious form of gum disease while gingivitis is the more common form of gum disease. Gingivitis is curable.

People who have uncontrolled gingivitis will probably have to deal with periodontitis at some point.

Periodontitis eats away at the gum line. The disease is caused by bad bacteria. While your mouth is loaded with good bacteria, the bad bacteria eventually take over. This happens because people aren’t brushing and flossing as they should.

Periodontal Disease Prevention

According to Dental Specialties Northwest periodontal disease is usually easy to prevent. All it takes is good oral hygiene, regular dental checkups and a good diet.

With that being said there is a percentage of people who are prone to gum disease making it much more difficult to control.

Dr. Sweeney specializes in preventing gum disease, but that’s not all. Your periodontist also identifies and treats periodontal disease.

Some of the procedures Dental Specialties Northwest may recommend Include:

  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Antibiotics
  • Antibacterial Mouthwash
  • Osseous Surgery
  • Tissue Grafting

When you schedule an appointment with your Seattle dentist your teeth, gums and oral cavity are checked for anything that looks suspicious.

If any gum disease is detected, Dr. Thomas Sweeney and his periodontics team will evaluate your situation to determine the best course of action.

If you are diagnosed with gingivitis, you will probably need a deep cleaning and subsequent cleanings at least twice a year to prevent gum disease from returning.

You may have gum disease if you suffer from:

  • Red and Swollen Gums
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Pockets Between Teeth and Gums
  • Gum Recession
  • Loose Teeth

Bleeding gums when you brush and floss is another indication of gingivitis or the more serious periodontal disease.

Don’t Let it Happen

Don’t let gum disease happen to you. Call or schedule an appointment online with Dental Specialties Northwest.

If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, you are in the best hands. Call or send a text and schedule a dental checkup in Seattle today.

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