What is periodontics?

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry dedicated to treating the gums and soft tissues inside of your mouth, which play an important role in your overall oral health. Your gums cover the roots of your teeth and help protect them from bacteria and decay. They also help to hold your teeth in place, providing a stable and strong foundation on which our other dental treatments can be performed. There are many factors that can harm your gums and soft tissues, including decay and trauma, and our team at Rainier Dental Center works hard to provide all of the treatments you and your family need to maintain healthy, happy smiles. We strive to provide these treatments in a friendly, comfortable environment.

In Seattle, Washington, periodontics encompasses those treatments necessary to prevent and treat gum and tissue conditions while also helping you take care of your smile at home. Some of our treatments include gingivectomies, crown lengthening, periodontal maintenance, and more. If you are interested in learning more about how Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, our devoted dentist, can take care of your gums, please call our dental office today. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta.