Healthy gums are essential to a healthy smile. Yet most people will have a periodontal infection at least once. When this happens, you should get Colorado Springs gum disease treatment as soon as you are able. Taking care of your gums can:Doctor Chad Murdock on gum disease treatment Read Transcript
Gum disease is very common among the adult population that I see. Most adults are going to have some sort of active gum disease. There's a great technology called laser-assisted periodontal therapy that is helping adults almost heal their gum disease. It is amazing therapy, where we take laser energy to remove the old scar tissue that has been growing around the diseased area, and allow it to regenerate and getting good, clean, healthy tissue in there. This technology of laser-assisted therapy is helping so many of my patients just advance past the gum disease that causes tooth loss. We can help prevent that now.
- Prevent tooth loss
- Give you a more attractive smile
- Get rid of chronic bad breath
- Boost your self-confidence
Don’t take chances with your oral health. You can get some of the most advanced periodontal treatments available at Accura Dental. Call 719-249-2854 to schedule your treatment with Dr. Murdock or Dr. Carroll.
Act Early to Keep Your Gums Healthy & Pain-Free
Gum infections are common, but they can be treated easily most of the time. Prevention is always your best option, which is one reason dental cleanings and exams should be part of your oral care routine. If we notice signs of trouble, we’ll help you get the right treatment:
- Scaling and Root Planing – This deep cleaning removes plaque and tartar buildup below the gum line on the roots of teeth. By smoothing the surface of the roots, you also reduce your risk of a new infection.
- Laser Light Therapy – Dental lasers are an alternative to oral surgery for advanced gum disease. Lasers let us precisely target infected tissue, remove it, and seal the healthy tissue. This gives you a quicker recovery than surgery.
Learning the symptoms of a gum infection will help you know when to seek help. This makes your treatment more effective and less invasive, too. In the early stages, gums may bleed when you brush or floss and may appear red and swollen. As your condition advances, pockets can form between your teeth and gums. You may notice sore gums and loose teeth.
Constant bad breath also can be a sign of a gum infection. Ask about our bad breath treatment along with your periodontal care.
Take Care of Your Gums to Keep Smiling
Many things can raise your risk of gum infections, including:
- Getting Older
- Using Tobacco
- Having Diabetes
- Being Pregnant
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly half of Americans 30 years and older have advanced gum disease. Being consistent with your daily brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups can go a long way toward preventing and catching periodontal problems early.