Rocky Mountain Periodontal Blog
September 14, 2017
For years dental and medical researchers have noticed a relationship between cases of gum disease and a wide range of chronic and systemic illnesses. From diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease, poor oral hygiene seems to be one common indicator of risk for a variety of whole body health concerns. In the past, research has indicated gum disease as a potential risk factor for health issues. However, the recent research out of the University of Florida Department of Periodontology may have found a causal link between gum disease and heart disease.
August 2, 2017
Tooth loss is an issue that is currently being faced by over 120 million Americans according to the American College of Prosthodontists. While it might be easy to think that a few missing teeth are just a cosmetic issue, it can actually be very damaging to a person’s oral and overall health, which is why they should be replaced as soon as possible. There are a multitude of ways to do this, but the one preferred by most dentists and patients involves dental implants. Why is this the case? What are they, and could they be right for your smile? Today, we discuss what is fast becoming the most popular tooth replacement solution available today. (more…)
June 9, 2017
Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? Maybe you have noticed that they are slightly swollen or red? If so, you may be experiencing the early symptoms of gum disease (periodontal disease). This is an infection that develops in the gum tissue due to bacteria found in plaque and tartar accumulations. It is estimated that 50% of adults have a form of the infection; however, most are unaware they have it because they do not recognize the symptoms. With the infection leading to serious dental problems like tooth loss and health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, you need prompt gum disease treatment in Colorado Springs. At Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists, we provide a proactive and effective approach to restore your gum health.
May 18, 2017
If you are living with gum disease (periodontal disease), you join more than 50% of adult Americans who are also battling the infection. To stop the damaging consequences the disease has on your oral and overall health, you need effective treatment. Unfortunately, this often means having to be referred to another location when needing a periodontist in Colorado Springs. Not with Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists. We treat all patients with periodontal disease right in our office so you no longer need to be referred to another location.
April 16, 2017
Dental implants have quickly become the most preferred solution to treat tooth loss because they are predictable and effective. Offering over a 95% success rate, more than 500,000 dental implants are placed each year. While they are effective, many are hesitant to choose them due to the cost. Although dental implants do cost more upfront than traditional forms of tooth replacement, like dentures, they allow you to make an investment in your dental health. If you are looking for Colorado Springs dental implants, Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists can help.
March 26, 2017
When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants have quickly become the preferred solution as they are permanent. More than 500,000 dental implants are placed each year because they offer over a 95% success rate. Although they are the most predictable and successful form of all dental procedures, there is still a minimal risk for implant failure. While it is rare, there are certain instances that could cause your dental implants to fail. To help promote the longevity of your dental implants in Colorado Springs, you need to choose an implant specialist.
February 13, 2017
If you’re missing a tooth then you’re in good company. Researchers estimate that 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and 35 million are edentulous or missing all of their teeth. Of course, this is not the kind of company you want to keep. Replacement of missing teeth is essential to your appearance as well as your ability to talk, chew and smile. The Colorado Springs periodontist at Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists can help you decide which option is best is for your smile, your lifestyle and your budget.
January 11, 2017
Dental implants are a highly successful treatment and an excellent choice for replacing your missing tooth. Now that you’ve made the investment in your oral health, you need to how to make the most of your new tooth. Your trusted team at Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists discusses how to take care of your dental implants in Colorado Springs.
December 23, 2016
Gum disease is a serious infection in the gums that not only impacts oral health, but overall health. While periodontal disease is easily preventable and treatable with early detection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports half of adults have gum disease. However, we are seeing higher than average cases for those seeking gum disease therapy in Colorado Springs. With a recent Associated Press article claiming flossing is ineffective for preventing the infection, more people are skipping this vital preventive step. As a team of periodontists, we encourage you to continue to floss daily to protect your oral and overall health from gum disease
November 14, 2016
It’s the time of year when your house is full again, because your child is off from school for the holiday. It’s nice to have them around so you can dote on them a little bit, and it’s very tempting to just let them lounge and soak up some leisure. However, this time could also be more useful. Does your child need their wisdom teeth removed? Have they been complaining of pain in the area for months, but haven’t had time to do it? The next few weeks will probably be their last bit of freedom until the Spring, so now is the time to act. Your periodontist in Colorado Springs explains a little more why this is the right time to get their wisdom teeth extracted. (more…)