Dentistry is never a one-size-fits-all treatment, and your professional dental cleanings and gum care are no different. Some people have no problems keeping their gums healthy, while others struggle.
At Mountain Shadows Dental, we evaluate each of our patients’ individual needs and design a gum care regimen to restore and maintain your health.
Preventive Gum Treatments
The best way to keep your gums healthy is to brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss your teeth at least once daily, and keep your professional dental cleaning appointments in our Firestone, CO dental office. If you practice good preventive techniques and come in for regular cleanings and exams, we have a better chance of diagnosing any gum conditions early, when they are easiest to treat.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection in your gums that causes bad breath, pain, sensitivity, bleeding, gum recession, bone loss, and tooth loss. When we catch it in its early stages, called gingivitis, it is often reversible with a professional cleaning and improved home care.
As your gum disease progresses, you may need specialized dental cleanings designed to remove the bacteria above and below your gum line. Our dental hygienists are extremely gentle and will work closely with you to perfect your home care techniques in order to achieve the best results possible.
Until you completely heal, you may benefit from more frequent dental cleanings. We may also recommend site-specific antibiotic treatments or antibacterial rinses to assist with healing.
On-Going Periodontal Treatments
Once your gum infection is under control, we can recommend a recall schedule to keep you healthy. Healthy gums provide a healthy foundation for your teeth and are essential for the longevity of your smile.
Do You Have Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?
The sooner you call us, the sooner Dr. Tony Lere and our professional dental team can help you feel comfortable and healthy again. Even if it has been awhile since you visited the dentist, we will never make you feel guilty for taking the first step toward restoring your dental health.
Call us today!