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.
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.
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