Gum disease affects a great number of patients across the US each year. Many patients are able to catch early signs of gum disease at regular dental check-ups. When caught early, gum disease can be addressed right away. Left untreated, gum disease will worsen over time, requiring more extensive treatment. If you are in need of gum disease therapy in Englewood, CO, we’re here to help!
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease occurs when infection is present in the gums. When plaque builds up below the gumline, it begins to damage the gums and can lead to loose teeth, damaged gums and eventually tooth loss. The beginning stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. The main symptom of gingivitis is typically red, swollen gums and bleeding while brushing or flossing. Gum disease can lead to periodontitis if left untreated. Signs of periodontitis may include painful chewing, sensitive teeth or bleeding gums. Our team can assess your smile and offer the best solutions for reversing the symptoms of your gum disease.
Scaling & Root Planing
One of the most effective ways to treat gum disease is through scaling and root planing. This two-part process helps to remove the plaque buildup above and below the gumline. The tooth roots are then smoothed, encouraging the teeth to reattach to the gumline.
The Perio Tray by Perio-Protect is designed to hold medication in place while your gums heal. These trays fit much like a mouthguard, filled with special medicine for treating the gum disease. By allowing the medication to go to work, the areas of infection deep below the gumline can be treated more effectively.
Care Designed for Your Needs
If you are suffering from gum disease, you’re not alone! Our team has helped many patients reverse their gum disease symptoms and we can recommend the best treatment for protecting your smile. A consultation is the best place to start. Schedule a visit with us and allow our team to provide first-class care for your individual needs!