Periodontal services include restoring the health of gums and bone
You may believe that gum disease will only affect the gum tissue, but advanced periodontal infection will also destroy the bone and connective tissues that support your teeth. Gum recession leaves your tooth surface vulnerable to decay. Periodontal treatment is an important component to a healthy, beautiful smile and Silverdale Dental Center offers comprehensive periodontal services to keep you looking and feeling your best.
Perio therapy is an excellent treatment for gum disease. With this method, we are able to remove harmful plaque and bacteria from beneath the gum line. We can also smooth the tooth roots if they have been damaged by the bacteria. This gum disease procedure is non-surgical and rarely causes more than mild discomfort, but sedation dentistry may be made available for this treatment if you suffer from dental anxiety.
Bacteria is always present in the mouth and must be cleared away with regular brushing and flossing. When you have a history of gum disease, you are more likely to develop an infection and must have deep cleanings at regular intervals to prevent a reoccurrence. We offer periodontal maintenance to ensure the health of your smile.
When bone density has been affected by gum disease, it can threaten the health of your teeth, alter your facial structure, and even make it difficult to restore missing teeth with dental implants. In cases like this, we perform a bone graft for dental implants, which allows us to augment bone density by transferring tissue from the chin, for example, or a bone bank, to the affected area. When you have a bone graft for dental implants, the grafting material will be strategically placed to increase the volume of bone in order to support your implants.
As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
You will be notified via text, email or a phone call in regard to your upcoming visit and our new check-in procedures.
Our office will communicate with you to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will also take your forehead temperature when you arrive at our office.
We ask that you please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when you arrive.
We want to minimize the number of patients in our waiting room and operatories, so unless necessary, please have accompanying people wait in the car during your appointment.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (360)692-9560.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team