Gum disease affects many people throughout the world, and it must be properly treated to avoid complications such as tooth and bone loss. Dr. Kimberly Santiago and Dr. Jed Santiago regularly work with patients who have periodontal disease, and would be happy to discuss your situation to create a personalized plan to keep your mouth clean and healthy.
Once gum disease has been identified, deep cleaning twice a year is not enough to combat the condition. Instead, specific gum disease treatment procedures such as scaling and root planing and, in more advanced stages of the disease, osseous surgery need to be undertaken.
Your first appointment with Dr. Kimberly Santiago and Dr. Jed Santiago will involve a thorough examination and conversation about your dental and gum health, including any concerns you might have about the aesthetics of your smile. In preparation for your appointment, please read below through different treatments that we offer.
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"Peri" means around, and "odontal" refers to teeth. Periodontal diseases is the infections of the structures around the teeth. This includes the gums, the cementum that covers the root, the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone. In the earliest stage of periodontal disease, gingivitis, the infection affects only the gums. In more severe forms of the disease, all of the supporting tissues are involved.
Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your gums are infected with bacteria. The infection can spread quickly causing painful chewing and brushing. It can also destroy the structures that support your teeth in your jawbone. Eventually, the infected gums can cause the teeth to become so loose that they have to be extracted.
Santiago Dental Wellness would like to welcome you to join our Issaquah dental practice family. Our goal is simple-to provide you with an overwhelmingly positive experience while we deliver you exceptional detistry for your whole family. To ensure that you are receiving the latest in dental advancements, Drs. Kimberly and Jed Santiago have attended extensive continuing education courses.
Every visit with the team at Santiago Dental Wellness includes in-depth discussion about you, your concerns and your desires surrounding your dental care. This helps us ensure that you have an active hand in your healthcare. For pediatric pations (whom we love to introduce to dental treatments!), we always talk with parents or guardians before and after any treatments to maintain an open line of communication.
At Santiago Dental Wellness, we believe visit to a dental office should be an amazing, friendly experience. At Santiago Dental Wellness, we want you to feel like part of our team. From your first visit with Dr. Kimberly and Dr. Jed Santiago, you will be treated with care, respect and comfort. We offer a range of services from general to cosmetic dentistry. We strive to serve the majority of your dental related needs so you can maintain a healthy, happy smile.
Many people had the experience of visiting a dentist in Issaquah, WA who was more interested in completing procedures than in providing trustworthy, understanding-based care for patients. Our philosophy is to always listen to your needs in a supportive, non-judgemental manner. You can trust us to recommend treatments that we feel will be best for you based on your preferred lifestyle. That is our pledge, and it is what makes us unique among dentists in Issaquah, WA.