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Gum Disease Treatment in Highlands Ranch, CO

August 24, 2021

What Is Gum Disease?

Inflamed, bleeding gums, bad breath, and gum recession are common signs of gum disease, ranging from gum irritation (gingivitis) to severe infection (periodontitis). Gum disease is caused by bacteria in periodontal pockets, deep in the gum tissue down to the tooth roots. Routine hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, helps to get rid of plaque, but if the plaque solidifies and forms tartar, brushing and flossing will not remove it. The professional skills of dentists or dental hygienists are required to regularly perform cleaning treatments to remove this tartar.

 

What You Need to Know About Gum Disease


HERE ARE SOME WARNING SIGNS:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Any change in the fit of partial dentures

GUM DISEASE RISK FACTORS:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Genetics
  • Crooked teeth that are hard to keep clean
  • Pregnancy/hormonal changes
  • Diabetes
  • Medications, including steroids, certain types of anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, some calcium channel blockers and oral contraceptives

 

IT’S NOT JUST GUM DISEASE. IT’S YOUR HEALTH.

If you have been told that you have gum disease, you are not alone. Nearly 70% of adults have some form of gum disease.1 The most important thing to know about gum disease is that you shouldn’t ignore it. Left untreated, gum disease will result in receding gums, bone loss, and ultimately may cost you your teeth. Additionally, studies show that periodontal disease is associated with heart disease, diabetes and cancer. So, if you have gum disease, it’s very important for your overall health that you get treatment.

Finally, a New Way to Manage Gum Disease
Now, with Epic Laser Dentistry™, we can control the bacteria in your mouth to prevent the progression of gum disease and bring your gums back to health. Epic Laser Dentistry may
be recommended as part of your treatment plan during the early stages of gum disease to prevent the progression of this disease.

Epic Laser Dentistry technology, from Magna Family Dental Studio in Highlands Ranch, offers significant advantages including:

  • Eliminates bleeding gums
  • Reduces discomfort associated with red, swollen, tender gums
  • Promotes more rapid healing

How Can We Help?

If you would like to enjoy the benefits of Epic Laser Dentistry, let’s talk. We invite you to make an appointment with our office to learn how Epic Laser Dentistry can give you the smile of your dreams while providing a more gentle experience.

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