Periodontics

Gentle Periodontal Care At 5 Mile Smiles

Regular maintenance of periodontitis is essential to your continued oral health — and your overall health! At 5 Mile Smiles, we offer non-surgical periodontal therapy to keep your smile on track.

If you have unexplained bleeding while eating or brushing, irritated gums, gum recession, or bad breath, it may be a sign of gum disease. Don’t let it get any worse — call our office today for prompt treatment.

Regular Periodontal Therapy Saves Smiles

Protecting your periodontal health is important to preserve your teeth and prevent the progression of gum disease. Oral bacteria, if allowed to grow out of control, can even affect your systemic health.

  • Scaling and root planing is a deep dental cleaning procedure Dr. Keefe performs to treat patients with current or developing gum disease. Not all patients need this level of cleaning, but it is key for patients concerned with gingivitis.
  • We also offer Root Surface Debridement (RSD), a procedure for cleaning the root surface of the tooth. Over time, calcified deposits in your gum pockets can make the surface of your tooth rough and difficult to keep clean. Dr. Keefe uses root surface debridement to remove these deposits and slow the progression of gum disease.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
We strongly recommend all patients with active gum disease come in for deep cleanings every 3 months, but case management is highly individualized. Call our Spokane, WA office today to schedule your periodontal evaluation or cleaning.