Periodontics In Seattle
Your gums support your smile and are the basis for optimal oral health. Keeping them in a healthy state is vital, given that your gums have an impact on your overall wellbeing. If not taken care of properly, gums can become red, swollen, and irritated by the accumulation of plaque and tartar. This can lead to many complications, such as periodontal disease, tooth loss, and even jawbone deterioration.
At Love Your Smile, we have an in-house periodontist, Dr. Raval. He provides specialist care for your gums, both preventive and corrective. Due to his additional years of dental training, he is able to care for your gums, replace missing teeth, and perform specific oral surgeries.
With the use of modern technology and the latest techniques, he aids in the restoration of your oral health. From common symptoms such as gum inflammation or bleeding to more severe complications such as periodontitis, Dr. Raval can help you achieve a healthy smile.
At our comfortable dental practice, we offer:
Our skilled team guides you through each stage of your treatment and ensures you always feel comfortable and informed.
Our Periodontic Solutions
Learn about Oral Hygiene.
As your dental specialist, Dr. Raval doesn’t judge, but rather focuses on positive ways to help you recover your health and have a gorgeous smile. As part of your periodontic consultation, Dr. Raval goes over your current dental scenario and creates custom oral hygiene instructions and a solid at-home routine. Our team helps you through your journey towards healthy teeth and gums!
Learn about Scaling & Root Planing.
Scaling & Root Planing
This non-surgical treatment is ideal to prevent mild periodontal problems from becoming more severe. The procedure involves thorough and careful removal of plaque and tartar from your teeth and the space between your teeth and gums. Routine cleanings cannot reach these under-the-gum areas. This deeper cleaning disinfects and smoothens the tooth root as bacterial toxins are removed. In addition, the treatment allows your gum tissue to re-attach to your teeth, which restores function and boosts your health.
Learn about Gum Contouring.
Gum contouring is a surgical procedure that restores the healthy relationship between your teeth and gums. It can also be used to improve the overall appearance of your smile. Contouring is an effective treatment whether you have a “gummy” smile (top much gum tissue) or too little gum tissue.
In both scenarios, Dr. Raval can help you improve your smile’s attractiveness and prevent further health issues by evening out your gum line.
Dr. Raval is the best surgeon, always answers all my questions, and follows up after the procedures. The office staff is very friendly and inviting!
Victoria H. (Love Your Smile patient)
Why A Periodontist?
Your gums are truly important tissues as they support your bones and act as a barrier for bacteria. Understanding this, Dr. Raval furthered his studies so he can accurately diagnose his patients, treat their symptoms, and help them prevent diseases that severely affect their oral health.
He also knows the impact common problems such as gum disease can pose to your overall health. By investigating studies, which prove the link between your gum health and diseases such as diabetes, Dr. Raval has dedicated himself to helping patients improve this aspect of their oral health.
To achieve this, he received extra training in periodontics for both non-surgical and surgical procedures, including placing dental implants.
As a periodontist, Dr. Raval’s specialty is one of the nine recognized by the American Dental Association. He can successfully guide you through any treatment that safeguards the health of your gums and promotes good dental habits in your daily routine.