Rocky Mountain Periodontal Blog
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!
March 10, 2018
If you’ve never even heard the word periodontist, you’re not alone. Unless you work in the dental field, one dentist may seem just like any other, but periodontists are dentists who specialize in treatments that impact the supportive tissues that surround your teeth. If you’re in need of gum disease treatments, tooth replacements, or tissue grafts, you may need to take a trip to see your local periodontist. In this post, we’ll discuss what a periodontist does and how they can help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile by offering a variety of periodontal services.
February 14, 2018
Periodontitis (gum) disease only affects older people, right? It couldn’t possibly develop in my child! Your local dentist says that contrary to popular belief, from the moment your child starts eating solid foods, he or she is susceptible to the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. So this is something that should not be taken lightly or dismissed as a disease that only elderly people suffer from. As you continue reading, you’ll learn more about ways to address this problem with gum disease treatment in Colorado Springs and ways to prevent the condition from developing.
January 9, 2018
According to your periodontist, there are many reasons why you may need a tooth extracted. If a tooth becomes severely decayed or infected, it will be extracted to avoid spreading more bacteria around the mouth. If your wisdom teeth are erupting and there’s not enough room in your mouth to accommodate them, you may need multiple wisdom tooth extractions in Colorado Springs. If your teeth are injured and your pulp becomes exposed, your tooth will need extraction. Regardless of the case, you’ll want to avoid dry socket by any means necessary.
Luckily, your periodontist is here to offer some tips after your treatment. You’ll be glad you listened as dry socket is a terrible condition to experience.