Periodontal Therapy for Colorado Springs
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is not only a very common oral health problem; it's one of the most common diseases in America. It’s been estimated that as much as 80% of the population struggles with some form of gum disease, whether a mild form (known as gingivitis) or a more advanced form (known as periodontitis).
But regardless of how light or severe your struggle may be, seeking help is important. At Springs Dental Care, Dr. Cea and Dr. Webb offer minimally-invasive care for gum disease. With periodontal therapy from our Colorado Springs office, you can enjoy better oral health plus relief from the symptoms you’re experiencing.
The symptoms of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed when you brush
- Red, swollen, or sensitive gums
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Pockets between teeth and gums
- Persistent bad breath
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease is caused by a combination of bacteria and plaque. Over time, as this combination builds up around your teeth and gums and hardens into tartar, the gum’s soft tissues become irritated and an infection can develop. If left untreated, you can actually lose tissue as the gums recede, exposing your tooth roots and endangering healthy teeth in the process. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults due to the effect that bacteria and plaque can have on your tooth roots. That’s why it’s important to seek help for gum disease as early as possible. If left untreated, gum disease can have a dramatic impact on your oral health, and may even lead to an increased risk of other kinds of health problems, like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pregnancy complications, and more.
Deep Cleaning to Help Treat Gum Disease
The most common forms of periodontal therapy include scaling and root planning and treatment with antibiotics. At Springs Dental Care, Dr. Cea and Dr. Webb are happy to provide nonsurgical care. With nonsurgical care, you can look forward to a more comfortable treatment for your symptoms. During a consultation appointment, we can talk to you about your exact needs and how your treatment will work.
Call Springs Dental Care if you have questions or if you want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cea or Dr. Webb. We’re happy to offer comprehensive dental care to patients from Colorado Springs, Denver, Woodland Park, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls, Falcon, Fountain, and all surrounding areas.