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5 Questions to Ask Before Receiving Dental Implants in Colorado Springs

March 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 1:25 pm

older man smiling eating appleIt’s easy to overlook the importance of your teeth until they’re gone. At that time, it quickly becomes evident how vital they are to maintain excellent oral, psychological and overall health. The best solution for missing teeth is the placement of dental implants in Colorado Springs. Before undergoing the process, though, here are 5 important questions you should ask your dentist.

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When to Receive Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Colorado Springs

January 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 4:45 pm

woman preparing to have tooth extractedThere is only one occasion in life when acquiring wisdom can be detrimental to your wellness; and that’s when your wisdom teeth emerge. These third molars can cause a host of problems. Thus, it’s typically necessary to undergo wisdom teeth extractions in Colorado Springs. Read on to learn about the problems these teeth can cause and when they should generally be removed.

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Why Does Dry Socket Occur After Wisdom Tooth Extractions In Colorado Springs?

December 12, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 5:37 pm

A man touches his face in pain If you’ve found out that you need wisdom tooth extractions in Colorado Springs, you’re not alone. In fact, an estimated 98% of the population gets their wisdom teeth, and the vast majority benefit greatly from having them taken out. Better oral hygiene, significantly less risk of gum problems and cavities, and preventing cysts and infections are just some of the reasons to have this procedure done. But, despite the benefits, there are risks involved as well. A 2016 study found that 1.8% of people will develop dry socket after an extraction. Keep reading to learn to learn more about what dry socket is, how to prevent it, and how it can be treated!

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December is Perfect for Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Colorado Springs

November 13, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 9:38 pm

A young man smiling outside.With December around the corner, chances are you’re thinking about how you’re going to manage your time off work to spend time with incoming and immediate family during the holiday season. But scheduled time off around your child’s school vacation shouldn’t only be dedicated to wrapping gifts and cooking a Christmas meal. Now is also the perfect time to make use of essential dental treatments that could prevent future issues with your child’s oral development later.

December is the perfect time to consider wisdom tooth extractions in Colorado Springs for a couple different reasons.

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Is Gum Disease Hereditary? A Periodontist in Colorado Springs Weighs in

October 14, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 3:27 pm

man with yellow teeth infected gumsGum (periodontal) disease is growing at an alarming rate among adult Americans. Studies show that 86% of this group have some form of the condition. With such high numbers, does heredity play a role? A periodontist in Colorado Springs tackles that question while also highlighting ways to both prevent and treat gum disease.

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Periodontal Pockets? A Board Certified Periodontist in Colorado Springs Explains

September 18, 2018

Filed under: Gum Disease,Uncategorized — Tags: — rmperio @ 9:19 pm

dental mirror and probe in mouthWhen your smile is healthy, your gums are wrapped snugly around each tooth. However, if you have gum disease, then this close connection loosens, and there can be deep spaces around your teeth called periodontal pockets. What is the significance of periodontal pockets? Read on for an explanation from a board certified periodontist in Colorado Springs.

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Risk Factors for Gum Disease? Periodontal Therapy in Colorado Springs Can Help

August 12, 2018

Filed under: Gum Disease — Tags: — rmperio @ 2:17 am

gum diseaseOften, when you think about a healthy mouth, a cavity-free smile comes to mind; however, there is another factor that influences it as well—your gums. Among the biggest threat to their health involves a preventable infection known as periodontal disease. Although it can easily be avoided, it is estimated that roughly 50% of adults in America have a form of it. While anyone can develop periodontal disease, there are certain factors that can increase your risk for it. If it occurs, you will need periodontal therapy in Colorado Springs.
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Yes, a Periodontist in Colorado Springs Can Extract a Tooth

July 12, 2018

Filed under: Periodontics,Uncategorized — Tags: — rmperio @ 11:12 pm

Dental instrunemt for tooth extractionTeeth are designed to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, the majority of adults—a full 74 percent—will lose a tooth at some point. Tooth extraction is often necessary in cases of severe decay, injury, disease or infection. If you do need to have a tooth extracted, whom should you see? A periodontist in Colorado Springs is often the best choice. Because a periodontist specializes in treating gum (periodontal disease) and replacing missing teeth, you can have the extraction and rehabilitation performed in the convenience of one office.

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I Have Periodontitis – Are Dental Implants in Colorado Springs for Me?

June 8, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 2:23 pm

dental implant placement tools mouth openYou’ve been living with missing teeth long enough and have decided that it’s time to do something about it. You’ve learned that dental implants in Colorado Springs is the best solution, but you have one item of concern; you’ve been diagnosed with periodontitis (advanced gum disease). Can you still go ahead and have an implant placed? Your local dentist weighs in to explain how the dental implant process works and answer your questions.

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Is It Time for Implant-Retained Dentures in Colorado Springs?

May 20, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmperio @ 7:41 am

dentists looking at digital x-rayAnyone who has struggled with a loose, uncomfortable denture will agree — there’s almost nothing worse than the stress of prosthetic teeth that slip and slide around. Oral sores may develop as a result, and it’s not uncommon for people to notice a lisp when they speak and/or have to modify what they eat. Isn’t there a better way to replace several missing teeth?

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