Periodontal Dentistry

Sumner Periodontal Dentistry


By definition, periodontal dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them.

As a periodontal dentistry practice in Sumner, we specialize in:

  • Prevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment of periodontal disease
  • Placement of dental implants

With gum disease ranked as the primary reason for premature loss of teeth in adults, as a periodontal dentistry practice we emphasize proper oral health and hygiene, including regular daily brushing and flossing, as well as examinations and dental cleanings every six months or more.

The cause of periodontal disease is bacteria in dental plaque. As the toxins inflame the gums, the cells in your immune system attempt to eliminate the bacteria, releasing substances that can cause inflammation and gum destruction.

Call the office of W. Brent Nash, DDS, to schedule a periodontal dentistry examination of your gums to assess their health.

Sumner Periodontal Dentist


A periodontal dentist or periodontist often treats problematic periodontal cases, such as severe gum disease or patients with a complex medical history.

If your gums are bleeding and swollen, as a periodontal dentist in Sumner we want to see you in our periodontal dentistry center to determine if the signs are the early stage of gum disease, or gingivitis, and to examine if the disease may have progressed to the jawbone, or the onset of periodontitis.

A periodontal dentist can identify if the gum disease has progressed to early stages of bone loss, threatening not only the tooth, but also your overall health.

These are a few causes of gum diseases:

  • Bacteria in your mouth
  • Poor nutrition
  • Hormonal changes
  • Illnesses such as autoimmune diseases or cancer
  • Certain medications can affect your oral health
  • Smoking
  • A family history of dental diseases

Call our office today to schedule a consultation with our periodontal dentist.

Sumner Periodontist


A periodontal dentist or periodontist is a dental specialist whose practice involves the treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth.

As a periodontist in Sumner with specialized education and extensive training in gums and bone, I typically see severe or complex cases. My training as a periodontist has also equipped me to perform cosmetic periodontal procedures.

These are common treatments offered by a periodontist:

  • Scaling and root planning
  • Root surface debridement
  • Dental implants
  • Gum graft surgery
  • Laser treatment
  • Regenerative procedures
  • Dental crown lengthening
  • Pocket reduction procedures

Call the office of W. Brent Nash, DDS, to schedule an appointment for an assessment of the health of your gums. (253) 299-9211