In a word, no. You never need a referral to visit us at Pericowest Periodontics. If you have any concerns about your gum health or replacing missing teeth, just fill out our appointment request form or call us. It’s as simple as that.

Some of the reasons to schedule an appointment are:

Gum Disease

If you have any concerns about your gum health, it is important to visit a periodontist to prevent worsening of the condition, which can lead to increased pain or even tooth loss. Risk factors for gum disease include:

  • Aging
  • Stress
  • Tooth grinding
  • Female hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause
  • A family history of gum disease
  • Systemic illnesses such as diabetes or rheumatic arthritis
  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • Obesity or poor nutrition

If you encounter any warning signs of gum disease, such as tender, swollen or bleeding gums, receding gums or loose teeth, contact a dental professional.

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can impact your life on many fronts. Your self-confidence, your first impression, even your ability to chew, all are impacted by missing teeth.

Pericowest Periodontics can examine your unique physiology and craft a solution that fits you. Dental implants are just one option we provide.