Dear Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
    • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
    • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
    • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (509) 485-8620 or visit our website at

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Richard D. Weigand, DDS

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Learn More About Treatment for Infected Gums

The statistics on gum disease are startling. More than 50% of Americans suffer from gum disease, and because of this, finding an effective and convenient treatment for gum disease in Spokane, Washington, is more urgent than ever.

Treatment for Infected Gums in Spokane WA Area

While most dentists refer patients to other specialists for gum disease treatment, Dr. Richard Weigand and his team at Richard D. Weigand, DDS, are here to help you restore your gum health.

Gum Disease Treatment Options

There are several different options for treating gum disease in today’s modern world. Dr. Richard Weigand is a fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute, and Dr. Weigand has more than 30 years of experience. Below are some options for treating gum disease that Dr. Weigand and his team can help you with.

Scaling and Root Planing

A traditional method for treating gum disease is scaling and root planing. Essentially, this periodontal treatment deep cleans the tooth roots beneath the gum line.

Laser Gum Surgery

Also known as pocket depth reduction, laser gum surgery is the preferred treatment method for cases of gum disease that are moderate to advanced.


With gingivectomy, the inflamed and overgrown gum tissue is removed. With this treatment, pocket depths are reduced so that bacteria and plaque have less chance to form. This treatment is performed with laser precision, which results in superior infection control and reduced bleeding and discomfort.

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New Patients : (509) 485-8620 | Existing Patients : (509) 747-5812
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Treat Gum Disease in Spokane, Washington: The Benefits

What are the benefits of treating your gum disease with Dr. Weigand? There are several, and we’ve listed some of them below.

  • Reduced or eliminated halitosis (bad breath)
  • Faster healing time
  • Harmful bacteria population is controlled
  • Reduced risk of bone loss and tooth loss
  • Minimally invasive treatment without traditional gum surgery
  • Improved overall
  • A gorgeous smile

Treatment for Infected Gums in Spokane, Washington

When you need more information about how to treat gum disease, Dr. Richard Weigand and the team at the practice of Richard D. Weigand, DDS in Spokane, Washington, are here to answer your questions and serve you. Give us a call at (509) 485-8620 or contact us online for more information.

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Dr. Richard Weigand

Richard D. Weigand, DDS

Dr. Richard Weigand is trusted and respected by the communities in Spokane, WA for his skill and expertise and his genuine concern for patients. He has won numerous accolades for his services.

He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and World Clinical Laser Institute and a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spokane District Dental Society, and Washington State Dental Association. He is certified with the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (Live), World Clinical Laser Institute, and the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ. He is also co-founder of the Spokane Practice Management Club.

Dr. Weigand shares his knowledge and experience through journal and magazine articles and media interviews. He has also contributed to many community projects.
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