Periodontal disease can cause serious harm to your oral health as well as the health of your entire body, which is why we treat it with periodontics in Denver, Colorado. Our dentist can reduce the bacteria count in your mouth and help your gums reattach to teeth when we perform treatment. Some of the periodontic services we provide for patients include:
When Dr. Thomas Ouellette treats your periodontal disease, you can then experience the benefits of a healthier mouth and body. Call 303-296-1402 to schedule an appointment with our dental team if you need to receive periodontics.
Periodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating gum disease and other conditions that affect the gums and soft oral tissues. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infectious dental condition caused by harmful bacteria in plaque. When plaque builds up on the teeth, these bacteria infect, irritate and inflame the gum tissues, leading to the disease and to the related damage in the mouth.
The early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. This is a more mild version of gum disease and is characterized by red, tender, bleeding and swollen gums. Gingivitis can often be brought under control with ease, and in many cases, the disease can be eliminated. Common treatments at this stage include professional cleanings and improved at-home oral care.
If the disease continues to advance, it may develop into periodontitis, which causes significantly more damage to your oral health, including gum recession, tooth loss and bone loss. Periodontitis requires more involved and frequent treatments to be brought under control.
Our dentist and team will check for signs of periodontal disease during each of your regular dental exams. If you are diagnosed, we will evaluate your mouth to determine the severity of the disease and create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs. We are committed to providing you with high-quality care that will improve your oral health.
If you have any questions about periodontics or would like to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, please contact our office today.