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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Seattle Periodontics


What is Periodontics?

Focusing on the tissue that supports the teeth, periodontics is a specialty offered by Dental Specialties Northwest.

As a periodontist, Dr. Sweeney specializes in prevention, identification, and treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontics refers to treatment of gums and surrounding tissues.

Periodontal Treatments

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planning is a non-surgical deep cleaning procedure that treats periodontal disease.


Dental Specialties Northwest may recommend antibiotics for gum and tissue infections.

Antibacterial Mouthwash

Antibacterial mouthwash, and mouth rinses help protect gums from gingivitis and the more serious periodontal disease.

Osseous Surgery

Periodontal pockets are cleaned during osseous surgery helping reduce and even eliminate gum disease in the future.

Tissue Grafting

Dental Specialties Northwest uses tissue grafting for gum recession. If left untreated, receding gums will lead to tooth loss.

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You might need periodontal treatment if you experience:

  • Swollen and Red Gums
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Receding Gum Line
  • Tooth Movement
  • Loose Teeth

Periodontics is Good for Your Overall Health and Your Smile

Research shows that there is a connection between oral and overall health. Mouth bacteria can cause infection in other parts of your body as well. Periodontitis has also been linked to heart disease, endocarditis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Gum disease won’t go away by itself and often requires aggressive treatment to keep it at bay. Keep in mind that gingivitis, the less severe form of gum disease is curable, while the more severe form of gum disease, periodontitis, is not. It can be controlled, but not cured. It’s also important to remember that people with untreated gum disease will eventually lose their teeth.



Don’t let disease and tooth loss happen to you. Call and schedule an appointment with a periodontist from Dental Specialties Northwest today.