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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Gum Disease Treatment in Seattle


Gum Disease Surgical and Non-surgical

You might not have known it, but you’ve been battling gum disease your whole life. Brushing, flossing, using that Water Pic® you got for Christmas; it’s all been an effort to keep your gums from going bad. If you’re reading this, then maybe you lost the battle. Your gums have receded, your mouth is in pain, and your teeth are in jeopardy. You need to get this fixed.

Gum recession occurs when the tooth’s surrounding gum tissue wears away or begins to pull back. Receding gums can cause small pockets between your teeth and the gums. This space invites bacteria to build up, and then the dominoes start to fall. The gums get worse, making the pain worse, damaging your tooth more, making the gums get worse, and on-and-on.

The good news is that you’re on our website, reading this page. Help is just a click away. The expert doctors at Dental Specialties Northwest utilize all of the latest technologies of non-surgical, and surgical repair if necessary. We offer tissue grafting to restore your gums. Thanks to our advanced sedation techniques, your experience will be safe and pain-free.

Why Do Gums Recede?

Gum Disease

The most common cause of gum recession is gum disease.


Some people are genetically predisposed to gum disease, which can lead to your gums receding.

Aggressive Tooth Brushing

You may not know this, but brushing too hard can cause your gums to recede. It is usually best to brush your teeth gently for two minutes twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Poor Dental Hygiene

When you don’t clean your teeth properly, plaque and tartar can build on your teeth and underneath your gums, leading to gum recession.

Gum Disease | Gum Recession and Tissue Grafting

LANAP laser system

A tool we have in treating gum disease is the LANAP laser system. Read about it by clicking here.

At Dental Specialties Northwest, we work hard to help patients achieve dazzling smiles.

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How it Works

Free gingival grafts are used to increase gum tissue width protecting the underlying bone while preventing future tissue recession.

How it Works

This type of gum graft covers root surfaces and increases the gum tissue around your tooth or teeth. Connective tissue grafting also prevents further root decay in the same tooth while preventing additional gum recession.

How it Works

With enough gum tissue, Dr. Sweeney and Dr. Spoor are able to perform a pedicle graft. This will be identified during your initial examination.



If you would like more information regarding gum and tissue grafting, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dental Specialties Northwest today.