Our dentist and team can fight the inflammatory infection harming your gum tissue when we provide periodontal treatment. We will perform deep cleanings and antibiotic procedures at the office of Dr. Thomas Ouellette in order to heal your gum tissue and reverse gum disease. Contact our dental team today at 303-296-1402 if you want to learn more about our treatment options for gum disease in Denver, Colorado.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a degenerative dental condition caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria become trapped in plaque, where they infect and inflame the gum tissues. Untreated gum disease may eventually lead to gum recession as well as bone and tooth loss, but the earlier symptoms are much more mild, consisting of swollen, red or tender gums; gums that bleed easily; loose teeth; pain when chewing; and persistent bad breath.
If you are diagnosed with gum disease, our dentist and team will work with you to create a treatment plan that can fight the disease and help you regain a healthy mouth and smile. We will begin by examining your mouth to determine the severity of your disease. Your treatment will be based on your individual needs and may consist of several different therapies to improve your oral health. Common treatments for gum disease include:
- Additional professional cleanings
- Improved at-home oral hygiene
- Antibiotic treatment
- Scaling and root planing (deep cleanings)
- Gum surgery
To make an appointment with our dentist and find out more about gum disease treatment, call our office today and speak with a member of our team.