Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is not only a very common oral health problem, it's actually 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 it’s the mild form (known as gingivitis) or the more advanced form (known as periodontitis).
At Springs Dental Care, Dr. Cea offer minimally-invasive care for gum disease. With periodontal therapy from our Colorado Springs office, you can enjoy better oral health in addition to relief from the symptoms you’re experiencing.
The symptoms of gum disease include:
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, it can have a dramatic impact on your oral health, and it may even lead to an increased risk of other kinds of health problems, like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pregnancy complications, and more.
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. The most common forms of nonsurgical periodontal therapy include scaling and root planing (known as a deep cleaning) and treatment with antibiotics. 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 periodontal therapy to patients from Colorado Springs, Denver, Woodland Park, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls, Falcon, Fountain, and all surrounding areas.