Improving Your Oral Health With Periodontics
We are committed to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health at Reiser Dental in Denver, CO. Our periodontic services are designed to diagnose, prevent, and treat gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. We offer a variety of periodontal treatments that are tailored to meet the unique needs of our patients.
Understanding Gum Disease or Periodontal Disease
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It is caused by bacteria that form plaque on the teeth and gums. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems if left untreated.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It is a progressive disease that starts with gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums and can lead to periodontitis, a more serious form of gum disease. Periodontitis can cause irreversible damage to the teeth and supporting structures, leading to tooth loss.
Common Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
The symptoms of gum disease can vary, but there are some common signs to watch out for. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, seeing a dental periodontist for an evaluation is important. They include, but are not limited to the following:
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Receding gums or teeth that appear longer
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
Who Should See a Periodontist?
If you have gum disease or are at risk for gum disease, you should see a periodontist for an evaluation. Some common risk factors for gum disease include:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Smoking or tobacco use
- Hormonal changes
- Certain medications
Periodontal Treatments We Provide
At Reiser Dental, we offer a variety of periodontal treatments to help our patients achieve optimal oral health. Dr. Reiser will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Some of the periodontic services we provide include:
- Scaling and Root Planing – A deep cleaning procedure that removes plaque and tartar from the teeth and roots.
- Periodontal Maintenance – Regular cleanings to prevent the progression of gum disease.
What Are the Benefits of Periodontal Treatments?
By addressing gum disease early on, you can prevent the need for more extensive dental procedures in the future. Periodontal treatments offer many benefits, including:
- Improved oral health
- Reduced risk of tooth loss
- Improved appearance of the teeth and gums
- Improved overall health
Contact Us for Periodontal Services
If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease or are at risk for gum disease, contact us to schedule an appointment. We are committed to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.