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Gum Disease Treatment in Monument

Effective Periodontal Treatments

At Woodmoor Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing high caliber care not just for your teeth, but also your gums by preventing, diagnosing, and treating any periodontal diseases. Our periodontal specialists have acquired additional training and experience in the field to master the maintenance and restoration of your teeth’s foundation. With our high-grade dental equipment and clinically approved practices and procedures, you can rest assured that our gum experts are capable of monitoring, sustaining, and rehabilitating your periodontal health and keeping your smile healthy and appealing as possible.

Contact us online to learn more about gum disease and how to treat it or call (719) 694-3001 today!

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease is a common condition among Americans affecting roughly half the population almost entirely at some point in their lives.

Gum disease is progressive and is categorized into two main stages:

  • Gingivitis – In the milder form of gingivitis, there is little to no discomfort. Fortunately, this earlier stage of periodontal disease can be reversed if it is treated early enough.
  • Periodontitis – When left untreated, gingivitis develops into periodontitis, jeopardizing the health and structure of your gums. When bacteria accumulates; it triggers the immune system to tackle the buildup eating away gum tissue and bone during the process.

Periodontal Disease Treatments and Procedures

Our periodontal team at Woodmoor Family Dentistry is determined in helping every one of our patients with preventing the loss of their teeth as well as the improvement of their oral health affected by gum disease.

Our office in Monument offers gum disease treatments such as:

  • Maintenance of Periodontal Disease

  • Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing

  • Gum & Bone Drafting

  • Osseous Surgery

  • Gingivectomy

Causes of Gum Disease

Some of the potential causes of gum disease include:

  • Plaque build up
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Conditions such as diabetes
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Tobacco use
  • Certain medications
  • Genetics

Common Warnings Signs

With more gum recession follows more complications, leading to issues such as infected abscesses, tooth loss, and other major health problems.

Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease to look out for include:

  • Receding gum line – As plaque and tartar stick onto the base of your gum line, gum recession becomes more apparent and weakens your gum tissues. At the level of periodontitis, infection at the gum line can bypass into the jawbone and result in loose teeth and possible mandibular complications.

  • Bleeding gums – Gums should not be overly sensitive to the point that they bleed while brushing, flossing, or chewing. This is an underlying symptom of gingivitis.

  • Chronic bad breath – Lingering halitosis even with good oral hygiene habits can indicate that there’s some persisting gum infection.

  • Gangrene – If not treated in proper time, the infection can seep into your root canal and damage the dental pulp. This is not easy to diagnose so inquire with a dentist as soon as possible.

  • Overall Deteriorating Health – If the periodontal disease advances, the infection can permeate into the bloodstream and spread out to other regions of your body. Advanced cases of gum disease have been linked to other serious and life-threatening health conditions such as heart disease, strokes, and diabetes.

If you think you may be suffering from gum disease, don’t wait to give us a call at (719) 694-3001 ASAP!

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