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Periodontal Services

First-class Issaquah and Bellevue dentistry for the whole family.

Get Your Smile & Health Back

Our specialists offer gentle, safe, and effective periodontal care.

Dr. Neal Raval, Dr. Stephan Kohnen, and Dr. Eddie Lee

Do you suffer from gum disease, tooth pain, or missing teeth? At Implant & Periodontic Specialists, we’ll help you through all types of dental issues while placing your comfort first!

Drs. Raval, Kohnen, and Lee have extensive specialized training and utilize the latest technology to help you:

  • Restore your smile’s health, function, and beauty
  • End your pain for good
  • Access conservative, non-invasive treatment options
  • Conquer dental anxiety and fear
  • Feel relaxed and comfortable

  • Heal and recover quicker
  • Prevent future problems and save money

Scroll down to learn about our comprehensive dental services.

Our Periodontal Services
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

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Periodontal Exams

If you have been informed that you have periodontal (gum) disease by your dentist, you are not alone. An estimated 80% of American adults have some form of gum disease.

There are several forms of gum disease with gingivitis being the mildest. While this type only affects the gums, more severe types of gum disease can lead to tooth loss. From simple inflammation to significant damage to the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth, our team of expert periodontists can help.

To begin, our experts will review notes from your general dentist (if you’ve been referred) or sit down and discuss what symptoms you have been experiencing. These may include:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums or other pain in your mouth

  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing, and/or eating hard food

  • Persistent bad breath

  • Sores in your mouth

Then we’ll prep you for an exam and look out for more telling signs of mild to severe gum disease such as:

  • Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth causing the teeth to look longer than before

  • Loose or separating teeth

  • Pus between gums and teeth

  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

Once we’ve assessed your gums for any signs of periodontal disease, our specialists will prescribe gum repair that is tailored to your needs.

We’ll explain our findings and recommendations while answering any questions you may have.

Scaling & Root Planing

When periodontal disease becomes more severe, it can affect the roots of your teeth. Although this can be quite painful, the procedure doesn’t have to be.

Through the two non-surgical treatments of scaling and root planing, you can be free of harmful plaque and bacteria that threaten to destroy your teeth.

Our Bellevue or Issaquah periodontists, take advantage of the many technologically advanced methods designed to treat gum disease and restore your health.

Scaling and root planing offers many benefits:

  • Relatively comfortable procedure

  • Easy to use with over-the-counter medication

  • Removes infections

  • Straightforward treatment

  • Can stop gum disease

  • Encourages long-term dental health

  • Non-surgical

Our caring team explains the process before starting any treatment and offers sedation options to those who are feeling nervous about this procedure.

Periodontal Surgery

Periodontists have received additional training to restore the balance of a healthy smile. This includes more advanced techniques such as oral and periodontal surgery.

You might need a safe and comfortable surgical procedure if periodontal disease has become very severe, if you need to replace a missing tooth, or if you require an extraction.

Our specialists provide a number of surgical services that can be performed in our office:

  • Pocket Depth Reduction

  • Regeneration

  • Soft Tissue or Gum Graft

  • Bone Grafting

Each of our treatments can be performed using sedation dentistry for extra comfort. Our trained professionals walk you through every stage of the surgery and ensure you feel prepared and comfortable throughout.

LANAP Laser Treatment
Cure gum disease without surgery! How? LANAP laser treatment!

This ultra-tiny laser gently kills bacteria and vaporizes diseased tissue. After tartar and plaque are removed from the tooth, the laser goes back in to create a seal and help your body naturally regenerate bone and gum tissue.

This alternative to periodontal surgery is known for:

  • No scalpels, cuts, or sutures

  • Less pain

  • Less gum loss

  • Quicker recovery and healing

If you’ve been told you need gum disease surgery, talk to us first. You may qualify for LANAP!

Oral Cancer Screenings

Dealing with the idea of possible oral cancer is never easy. At Implant & Periodontic Specialists, we offer a variety of biopsies and screenings designed to check for specific signs and signals of dental disease. Our tests are thorough and extensive as they utilize the latest dental technology.

One such screening is our VELscope scan, which identifies the early stages of oral cancer. When discovered early, the five-year survival rate for oral cancer patients is around 83 percent.

Set up a check-up immediately if you notice the following symptoms:

  • White patches

  • Red patches

  • Abnormal lumps

  • Chronic sore throat

  • Hoarseness

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing

Some biopsies are long, and some are relatively short, depending on the type of test. Believe it or not, a dentist diagnoses 90% of all head and neck cancers. We put your specific needs first and have a team of trained professionals to help you with screenings, diagnosis, and treatment.

Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, uses medication to help patients relax during their dental treatment. While it is often referred to as sleep dentistry, that is not an entirely accurate description.

With exception of those under general anesthesia, patients are usually awake during treatment. However, sedation dentistry does offer patients who experience fear or anxiety at the dentist a safe and comfortable way to get dental treatments.

Our dental experts offer three types of sedation:

  • Nitrous Oxide

  • Oral Sedation

  • Intravenous Sedation (IV)

Our office has the luxury of three IV certified practitioners who are qualified to administer this deeper form of sedation.

Night Guards

All of our periodontists have a background in general and restorative dentistry. This helps them to identify potential issues and also assist your family dentist with common problems. One such issue could be bruxism (teeth grinding) or bite issues.

Many people grind their teeth at night due to a misaligned jaw, daily stresses, or anxiety. Our team is proud to offer specialist night guards to help prevent grinding and maintain the integrity of your bite.

When you suffer from bruxism, you may experience soreness, sensitive teeth, or worn down teeth. If you have any of these symptoms, then please speak with us or your family dentist.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth cause millions of people unnecessary discomfort every year. At Implant & Periodontic Specialists, we can quickly and painlessly remove teeth that are causing you pain or impacting on your oral health.

Using modern technology, our Bellevue and Issaquah periodontists can help with more complicated cases and accurately diagnose when extraction is an ideal option.

The sooner the problematic tooth is extracted, the better – click the location below to learn more now. Our team will highlight the benefits of acting now and explain how the procedures work.

Dental Implants
We are not only periodontic specialists but also expert implant dentists. Over the last 25 years, dental implants have changed the face of dentistry. Dental implants are a long-lasting, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. Plus, they have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device. Naturally, they should be the top choice when replacing a missing tooth or teeth.

At Implant & Periodontic Specialists, you can expect friendly implant care and incredible results from our dental implant specialists. Why? Because Dr. Neal Raval is a dental implant expert dedicated to providing you with the best implant restoration experience possible.

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