Gum Disease Hawaii - Kokua Smiles
Gum Disease Hawaii | Kokua Smile

Gum Disease Hawaii

Personalized periodontal therapies and meticulous oral care to restore gum health.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth caused by bacteria. Treatment typically involves professional cleanings, scaling and root planing, antibiotic therapy, and improving oral hygiene practices to manage the infection, reduce inflammation, and prevent further damage to the gums and teeth.

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What to Expect?

Expect personalized and professional gum disease treatment at Kokua Smiles, ensuring improved oral health and a brighter smile.

Exam | Kokua Smile


Comprehensive dental examination to assess the extent of gum disease.

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Evaluation of gum health, measuring pocket depth, and identifying bacterial presence.

Treatment | Kokua Smiles


Deep cleaning (scaling and root planing), antibiotics, and periodontal therapies.

Post Treatment Care

Maintaining good oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups, and periodontal maintenance.

What is Gum disease ?

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums and surrounding tissues caused by bacterial buildup, resulting in inflammation, gum recession, and potential tooth loss if left untreated.

Transformative Effects

The transformative effects of treating gum disease can include healthier gums, reduced inflammation, improved breath, prevention of tooth loss, and better overall oral health. Additionally, addressing gum disease can lower the risk of systemic health issues associated with periodontal infections.

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Why us?

Kokua is the Hawaiian word for selflessly helping others in the spirit of kindness & love. This is our dental care philosophy. Patient health, comfort, & convenience are our top priorities. Our philosophy shifts the spotlight away from procedures and dental education, prioritizing instead your comfort, accessibility, and peace of mind. With a focus on empathy and simplicity, our patient interactions echo this sentiment. Our team comprises caring individuals who prioritize your needs, ensuring that every interaction is infused with the spirit of kindness and love. Seamlessly convenient appointments, insurance-friendliness, and in-office dental plans underscore our commitment to making your journey with us as smooth as possible. At Kokua Smiles, it's not just about dentistry – it's about fostering an atmosphere where you feel heard, cared for, and attended to promptly.

Same Day Emergency Dental Care

We're your frontline in dental emergencies, providing personalized care for all ages. Our commitment transcends readiness – it's about accessibility. With extended 7-day service from 7 am to 7 pm, including weekends, Kokua Smiles is Hawaii’s Urgent Care Dental practice of choice!

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Our low-cost in-house dental plan can cover your entire family at less than a dollar a day. We prioritize your oral health, offering convenient in-office plans and flexible, budget-friendly payment options, ensuring your smiles shine without financial worry. T&C apply*

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Healthy smiles shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Let us keep your teeth in check without breaking the bank. Your insurance works amazing here! We offer $0 cleanings for insured patients only. If your dental insurance requires a copay you will need to pay a small out of pocket cost.

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Say goodbye to missed school and work for dental appointments. Our extended hours, including late evenings and weekends, offer ample convenience. With appointments available 7 days a week, before and after work, and even on Saturdays and Sundays, we prioritize your busy lives, ensuring scheduling ease for you and your family.

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Is this treatment right for you?

Determining if gum disease treatment is right for you depends on the severity of your condition, overall oral health, and the extent of gum and bone damage. Consulting with our dental professional will help evaluate your specific needs, discuss treatment options, and create a personalized plan to effectively manage and treat gum disease. Prompt treatment can prevent further progression of the disease and help maintain a healthy smile.

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Come Prepared

To make the most of your gum disease treatment appointment, come prepared by providing accurate medical history, informing the dentist about any medications or conditions, and being ready to discuss your oral hygiene habits for personalized advice and instructions.

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Meet Our Doctors

At Kokua Smiles, we pride ourselves on our exceptional team of dental professionals. Meet our experienced and compassionate staff dedicated to making your journey with us a positive and comfortable experience.

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Dr. Cedric Lewis


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Dr. Rob Wu


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Dr. Bryson Chang


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Dr. Alexander Tarasov


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The Best
Dr. Lee is the best. He was very helpful & explained the procedures to help me understand what was going on.


I couldn't be happier with the dental care I received from Dr. Lewis & the staff at Wai'alae Dental Care. Excellent! Professional!


Super Nice!
They were able to see me on short notice, figured out why I was in pain & proceeded to fix it for me right then & there. And everyone was super nice!