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The gums are vital for supporting the teeth. Gum or periodontal disease is a common oral condition that affects gum health and can lead to tooth loss. An estimated 50% of adults over the age of 30 have some level of periodontal disease – this percentage increases with age. The good news is there are effective treatments for gum disease, especially when addressed in the early stages. Liberty Lake Smile Source offers advanced treatment for gum disease at our dental center in Spokane Valley, WA.

Treatment for gum disease involves removing the source of gum infection and restoring healthy gum tissues. Periodontal disease has various stages, from preliminary gingivitis to different levels of periodontitis. In the early stages, gum disease can be effectively stopped and sometimes reversed. Treatment begins with deep cleanings of the teeth to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and roots, as well as medications to control infection. Advanced treatments may include removing gum tissue and other forms of oral surgery.

Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease has many contributing factors, from genetics to health conditions, but the main cause is a bacterial infection. When food and debris are left on and between the teeth, bacteria flourish and plaque forms on the teeth. Over time, plaque can harden into tartar, which can hide bacteria and irritate the gum tissue. Gum disease occurs when the gum tissue is infected from the bacteria, causing a variety of symptoms including:

  • Receding gums
  • Swollen, tender and bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Bone loss

Daily oral hygiene to brush and floss away food particles and plaque are vital for preventing gum disease. Routine teeth cleanings at your dentist are also important to remove any tartar in hard-to-reach places. Once you have gum disease, it can be effectively treated with deep and frequent cleanings and other therapies.

If you have symptoms of gum disease, treatment is available to restore your oral health. Contact our team at Liberty Lake Smile Source to schedule an exam and cleaning at our dental center in Spokane Valley. We welcome patients from throughout the Spokane and Post Falls, ID, area. Call today to book your appointment, and put a stop to the damage of periodontal disease.

Smiles Worth Raving About

Logan LankfordLogan Lankford
03:30 06 Dec 23
Great location, great people, and all around a great dentist. I recently transferred to their office due to location, and I’m very impressed with everything they have to offer. From the receptionist, to the hygienist, and the dentist are all super friendly and very professional.
Jason AdamsJason Adams
07:13 05 Dec 23
I absolutely love the team at Liberty Lake Smile Source.I've been seeing Dr. Tim Casey for over 5 years and you won't find someone who is more attentive, caring and professional. We only see each other a couple times a year and he always checks in on how my family and I are doing.All of the staff are top-notch and I would 100% recommend this team to anyone who asks.
Kennedy JuchauKennedy Juchau
02:45 02 Dec 23
I have had great experiences every time I go in. They are friendly and thorough every time. They are always very confident in their diagnosis and are always willing to answer any questions I have.
Randy BolingerRandy Bolinger
18:46 01 Dec 23
Always a great visit. Very professional and friendly!
Darius TerryDarius Terry
20:41 23 Nov 23
It's always amazing, front desk is amazing, very good customer service !! And the doctors and all , always are there for me, always there for a patient so with all that being said, you got are indeed my favorite place , and favorite people! I want to say thanks for all your guys help etc..-Darius Terry (:
Kelsea HopkinsKelsea Hopkins
04:30 16 Nov 23
From start to finish, a great experience.Patty had a warm and welcoming smile to get me checked in (and out). I met with Heather (with a little help from Elizabeth) who were fantastic at explaining the whole process and making sure to breakdown jargon and let me know the findings of my cleaning. I got to watch some silly and funny animal tv on the ceiling which had some great ways to make me smile during the visit. They took great X-rays and pictures of my teeth to ensure all aspects of my dental care were considered. Dr. Macall was personable while also professional and informative. Would 10/10 recommend the entire process with this group. Thank you for your great care and even though it’s the dentist office, I look forward to returning.
Paula KrantPaula Krant
01:40 27 Oct 23
Was a great experience. The technician was very pleasant. She was attentive to me and my questions. Gentle and considerate. Dentist was great. Felt he was professional and explained things well. No pressure on what needed to be done or how soon. Office personal were very pleasant and attentive. Explained the treatment plan and insurance coverage and what my costs would be. It was a very pleasant and comfortable visit. I would recommend this office to others.
Barbara ChimentiBarbara Chimenti
01:39 11 Oct 23
The staff was very friendly. Office clean and welcoming. Hygienist was extremely knowledgeable and gentle. Dr Casey explained all scenarios to me and what work was needed first. I liked the efficiency of all his staff and I think it was my best experience with any dentist.
Real Ron SwansonReal Ron Swanson
20:12 28 Sep 23
Recently moved here from Chicago, and a family member recommended Liberty Lake Smile. It took a brief and easy website visit and a follow-up call from them, and I had an appointment right away! I was impressed at how nice and professional the entire staff was, and it was apparent they really did care, and know their business! I was surprised at how thorough my initial visit and assessment actually was. Ann, the Hygienist and Dr. Casey demonstrated their competence, experience and professionalism, and left me with a feeling of confidence that they would provide excellent care! Moreover, they came up with a detailed plan to map out the course of action. I would happily recommend Liberty Lake Smile for your dental needs.