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Frequently Asked Periodontal Questions – Colorado Springs, CO

What Everyone Should Know
About Periodontal Care

Below, Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists have answered some of the most common questions we are asked at our Colorado Springs periodontal office. If your concern is not addressed, please use our Ask the Periodontist form to contact our doctors via email or call us during business hours at (719) 387-0464. Thank you!

How do I know if I have gum disease?

Unfortunately, you might not have any signs of gum disease at all. However, more than 80% of Americans have some form of periodontal infection. Some 30% of the population is genetically predisposed to have gum disease, which means you can have good oral hygiene habits and go to regular checkups—and still get gum disease. Obvious signs you’re suffering from gum disease are bleeding gums, pockets forming around the teeth, discolored or swollen gums, and loosening teeth. If you have any signs of gum disease, or you want to be checked for periodontal infections, request an appointment with our Colorado Springs periodontal office.

Why are dental implants beneficial?

Missing teeth may cause you embarrassment, but did you know missing teeth can also cause serious oral health problems? Patients with missing teeth have a higher risk of gum disease and tooth loss. But the primary benefit of dental implants is that they mimic real tooth roots—and the bone fuses around the posts and keeps your jaw strong. Otherwise, you would also experience bone loss and the weakening of your jaw. Dental implants have a more than 96% success rate, and can be used to place single tooth restorations, or implant-retained dentures.

What kind of toothbrush do you recommend?

At Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists, we believe in the value of using Sonicare toothbrushes. Sonicare has many benefits for your oral health! When you use a regular toothbrush, you can generally perform 300 strokes in a minute. A Sonicare toothbrush performs more than 30,000 strokes per minute! Studies have shown that Sonicare toothbrushes are better at reducing plaque and gingivitis.

What are my payment options?

Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specials offer several different payment options to serve the needs of our Colorado Springs patients. We take almost all dental health plans and will file claims on your behalf. We also accept cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We also accept CareCredit. Learn more about your payment options on our Patient Information page.

How do I make an appointment?

Referring dentists, new patients, or patients of record can contact Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists by phone at (719) 387-0464 or request an appointment via email. If you are a referring dentist, we have additional information for you here.