Periodontics Specialist

Periodontal disease affects up to 80% of all adults in America and can lead to severe problems with the gums and teeth. Finding a skilled dentist who can provide an accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment is the key to regaining good oral health. With over 20 years of experience Dr. Gregory D. Kuo in Redmond, Washington has the expertise to provide top level care. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about how periodontic treatments can improve your oral health.

Periodontics Q&A

by Gregory D. Kuo, DDS, MS

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is the term used to describe a group of diseases that can affect your gum tissue. The two primary types of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis.

Gingivitis

The most common form of gum disease, it develops when plaque accumulates along your gumline. Symptoms include red or swollen gums and bleeding during routine brushing.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a more severe type of gum disease and leads to loss of bone tissue in your jaw. Like gingivitis, symptoms include red, swollen gums and bleeding during routine brushing.   

What are the causes of gum disease?

Numerous factors can lead to gum disease. Some are within your control, while others are not. Practicing good oral hygiene habits and avoiding known risk factors can reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease.

Some common causes of gum disease include hormonal changes that occur as a result of puberty or pregnancy and obesity. Diabetes, genetics, and poor dental hygiene can also cause gum disease.

In addition to maintaining good dental hygiene, the best way to prevent gum disease is to schedule routine dental exams and cleanings twice a year.

What are some common periodontal treatment options?

The most common treatment for periodontal disease is a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing.

During scaling, special tools are used to scrape plaque and tartar from your teeth, both above and below your gum line.

Root planing involves smoothing areas on the roots of your teeth to discourage an accumulation of bacteria. In some cases, medications can also help treat gum disease. The treatment path for gum disease depends on how advanced the problem is and how the disease has developed.

Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about how Dr. Kuo’s periodontal treatments can restore the health of your teeth and gums.

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DENTAL PPO PLANS

Dr. Kuo's office accepts dental PPO plans. Please provide us with your insurance information either before or during your office visit so that we can determine your eligibility and benefits. We do our very best to maximize your benefits.

CUSTOM PAYMENT PLANS

Dr. Kuo's office provides custom payment plans for qualified patients. Please let us know if you need to initiate a custom payment plan and we will be happy to work with you. We also offer a discounted dental plan for those who do not have insurance. Make sure to ask us for the details! 

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Gregory Kuo, DDS, MS
15446 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 110
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-296-9783
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