Rocky Mountain Periodontal Blog
January 7, 2019
There 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.
December 12, 2018
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!
November 13, 2018
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.
October 14, 2018
Gum (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.
September 18, 2018
When 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.
August 12, 2018
Often, 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.
July 12, 2018
Teeth 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.
June 8, 2018
You’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.
May 20, 2018
Anyone 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?
April 12, 2018
If you’ve experienced tooth loss due to decay, you know very well the havoc that cavities can wreak. They may cause immense pain and sensitivity, and when they get severe enough, they may make extractions necessary. Fortunately, if you get those teeth replaced with dental implants in Colorado Springs, cavities will become a thing of the past!