Periodontal TherapyAn Overview
Healthy gums support a healthy and beautiful smile. Maintaining the health of your gums helps to protect the health of your teeth and your overall well-being. Gum disease is a common affliction of the gum tissue that can compromise the stability of the bite and your health. Greeley, CO Marr Family Dentistry offers preventative dental care for early diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
What is gum disease, and how do I know if I have it?
Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection that spreads through the gums and eventually to the blood stream. In the earliest stages, gum disease is referred to as gingivitis, at this stage, thorough teeth cleaning and an antibacterial rinse may be enough to restore the health of the gums.
As the disease progresses it becomes periodontitis, bacteria breeds in areas where tartar and plaque builds. Then, the bacteria begin to spread around the teeth and gums eventually forming pockets deep inside the gum line.
Left untreated, gum disease causes the gum line to recede leaving the patient susceptible to tooth loss, bone deterioration, and jaw recession. Gum disease can also leach into the bloodstream causing serious health problems. Advanced gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and systemic diseases such as diabetes.
Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease
If you notice any changes in your gums, teeth or the way an oral appliance fits, be sure to contact Greeley, CO Marr Family Dentistry as soon as possible.
- Redness and discoloration of gum tissue
- Inflammation of the gums
- Sensitivity, especially while brushing teeth
- Bleeding gums
Preventive dental care is the best way to allow for early diagnosis of gum disease. Early detection helps allow for conservative treatment options that can stop bacteria from spreading and the deterioration of the patient’s oral health. Dr. Marr and Dr. Marr screen for periodontal disease during every preventative dental care visit for the well-being of our patients.
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Periodontal Therapy What to Expect
Dr. Marr and Dr. Marr are highly trained and experienced in the treatment of periodontal disease. Your Marr dentist will always provide the most effective and conservative treatment option for optimal results. Periodontal therapy can restore health and beauty to your smile and stabilize your dental and overall health.
Treatment for periodontal disease will depend on the progression of gum disease. When caught early, treatment can be more conservative. Left untreated, gum disease may spread forming deep pockets in the gums. It is necessary to remove all of the bacteria build up to allow for the healing process to begin.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a common treatment used to clean the gums of gum disease-causing bacteria. This intensive cleaning procedure reaches into the deep pockets of the gums to remove bacteria to allow the gums to begin healing.