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If you’ve ever had any issues with your oral health that affected your gums, or other supporting structures in your teeth, then you’ve likely undergone some form of periodontic treatment. If not, then that means you’re doing well with your oral health.

However, it’s important to know about periodontics. Knowing more about this branch of dentistry can help you out in the long run. Let’s take a look at what it is.

What is it?
When you come in to see a dentist, you’re likely coming in due to concerns over gum disease. It’s also known as periodontal disease. What it means is that your gums are infected, and if it’s not treated quickly, you could lose your teeth.

So Dr. Thomas Ouellette handles treatment for gum disease. In addition, he will also work to make sure that the rest of your mouth is healthy. he will place dental implants as well.

When do I need it?
You’ll only need periodontal treatment if you have gum disease, or your dentist suspects you may be getting close to contracting it. Additionally, if you’re getting any dental implants to help restore your smile to its former glory, then you’ll be visiting with a periodontist.

How do I prevent it?
Gum disease is a serious issue. It’s one that our team here at Thomas E Ouellette, DDS, PC in Denver, Colorado, sees all too often. However, you can prevent it completely by practice great oral hygiene. This includes regular checkups with your dentist, where early signs of gum disease are easily spotted.

Periodontics is an important branch of dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 303.296.1402 .