Gum Disease Treatment in Denver, CO
Whether it’s already severe or still relatively mild, the presence of periodontal disease requires immediate attention. After all, if left untreated, it can lead to significant tooth loss, as well as possible complications associated with Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, and other serious conditions. Here at Pearl Dentistry, Dr. Jayme Glamm and Dr. Stefanie Walker take the threat of periodontal disease very seriously. If we discover tell-tale signs during your regular appointments, our team can offer multiple treatment options that fit your unique needs and provide the revitalizing relief you deserve here in Denver, CO.
How do I know if I’m suffering from periodontal disease?
Common symptoms include:
- Oral bleeding that typically occurs when a patient is flushing or brushing their teeth
- Gums that appear overly swollen or red
- Bad breath that lingers even after diligent oral hygiene and/or mouthwash
- Strangely loose teeth
- A sudden change in the way your bite feels
- A receding gum line (your teeth appear longer and longer over time)
However, there are many cases in which periodontal disease may not exhibit noticeable signs until it’s progressed to a more dangerous stage. That’s why attending regular check-ups with Dr. Glamm and Dr. Walker is so crucial for patients of all ages.
If you’re only experiencing mild symptoms, periodontal disease is relatively simple to treat. A thorough regular cleaning can reverse or treat gingivitis or early ill effects, as well as a thorough oral hygiene routine at home, which our team at Pearl Dentistry can help you with.
If your case has progressed to a later stage, we’ll typically recommend undergoing scaling and root planing. This in-depth cleaning involves removing plaque and toxins from the roots of your teeth, as well as smoothing them out to keep bacteria from reattaching over time. We may also recommend a strong mouthwash and/or toothbrush, which can help keep your smile in the best condition possible. In advanced situations, Dr. Glamm and Dr. Walker may need to recommend you to a specialist so that you can receive surgical care.