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Gum Disease Treatment | Dentist Everett



To find periodontal disease, we perform a thorough examination with a periodontal probe and x-rays.

Periodontal probing measures the depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums. When you have periodontal disease, these spaces are called pockets.

We measure the pocket from the bottom of the pocket, where it’s attached to the tooth, to the top of the gums. A probe reading of more than three millimeters is a sign of periodontal disease.

Gums sometimes bleed during probing. This is also a sign of infection. X-rays tell us a lot about periodontal disease. As periodontal disease progresses, x-rays will show that jawbone levels have become uneven, and that bone has receded away from the necks of the teeth.

Once we’ve found periodontal disease, we’ll talk with you about treatment options and proper homecare to minimize bone loss and restore the health of your gums.


To keep you comfortable we usually numb the area before root planning begins.

Using specialized instruments, we carefully and meticulously remove the plaque and tartar around and beneath the gumline, and then smooth the root surfaces. This removes the source of infection and helps your gums heal. As they heal, your gums will tighten around your teeth.

We may schedule scaling and root planning over several appointments. This way we can promote your comfort, check the healing, and help you fine-tune your homecare efforts.

Signs & Symptoms

The symptoms of gingivitis are somewhat non-specific and manifest in the gum tissue as the classic signs of inflammation:
  • Swollen gums

  • Bright red or purple gums

  • Gums that are tender or painful to the touch

  • Bleeding gums or bleeding after brushing

Contact your Everett dentist, Dr. Kim today to request more information regarding gum disease treatment.
Address 5929 Evergreen Way, Ste 100, Everett, WA 98203

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