Gum Disease Treated at Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists
Periodontal Therapy Revives Your Gum Health
In Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists know that your gum health is the cornerstone of your overall health. Ongoing scientific studies continue to link gum disease with a number of systemic illnesses—ranging from coronary artery disease and strokes to diabetes and premature births.
How do you know if you have gum disease? Unfortunately, more than 80% of American adults have some form of gum disease—and 30% of the population is genetically predisposed toward this periodontal condition. Gum disease doesn’t always have obvious symptoms, which makes getting regular checkups with your general dentist imperative to your continued good oral health.
Signs of gum disease often include bleeding, swelling, tenderness, reddening or discoloration, and loosening teeth. In fact, untreated gum disease is the number one reason American adults experience tooth loss. Other risk factors for gum disease include smoking, age, poor oral hygiene, certain medications, and bad eating habits.
For patients in and around Colorado Springs, we treat gum disease with periodontal therapy. Early stages of gum disease can be treated with initial therapy (aggressive teeth cleaning). This means our periodontal professionals will remove bacteria from above and below the gum line. We may also follow this treatment with an antibiotic. If your gums are sensitive or you’re anxious about dental procedures, we offer a variety of comfort options, including sedation, to make you feel at ease.
For more advanced cases of gum disease, which can often detrimentally affect the teeth, gums, and underlying bone, we may elect to perform periodontal surgeries to repair the damage and regrow supporting bone that was lost due to the disease. Restoring your complete dental health may require regenerative procedures, pocket reductions, or gum and bone grafts. No matter what your periodontal needs, our experienced doctors at Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists in Colorado Springs can treat your gum disease—and restore your oral health.
Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists accept inquiries from referring dentists, patients of record, and new patients. For patients in Colorado Springs, the military community, and surrounding areas, we offer periodontal therapy. Request your appointment today!