The dentist Longmont families trust for their cosmetic dentistry and oral health is just a phone call away when it comes to your smile. In addition to a variety of services that keep your smile looking great, we are also always on the lookout for early signs of periodontal disease. Learn to spot the signs and understand how a good oral hygiene routine can keep your gums and teeth in great condition. Our priority is making sure your oral health is the best it can be.
Periodontal Disease: What is It?
Periodontal disease is also referred to as gum disease. It starts as an inflammation of the tissues
and gums surrounding the teeth. Plaque
and bacteria are the cause of this inflammation and results in red, swollen
tissues. Gum disease begins as
gingivitis when plaque is affecting the gums.
When untreated, the plaque turns to tartar and progresses to periodontal
What to expect from periodontal disease
Gum disease causes your gums to pull away from your teeth
which then increases the exposed surface are of your teeth. Without proper maintenance, the likelihood of
cavities and tooth decay increases.
Additionally, the receding gums allow bacteria and plaque to deteriorate
the bones of the oral cavity. Loose
teeth or teeth that fall out are a result of this action.
Early Signs of Gum Disease
If caught early, gum or periodontal disease can be
treated. Talk with our Longmont dentist
if you have concerns or see signs and symptoms such as:
Red or swollen gums
Sore or painful gums
Gingivitis is much easier to reverse than periodontal
disease. Before your gingivitis
progresses to periodontal disease, reach out to our team.
A good regimen consisting of daily brushing and flossing as
directed by our Longmont dentist is the first place to start. If you see receding gums, loose teeth,
experience pain while eating or drinking, schedule an appointment. We can prevent tooth loss and restore your
Ensure that your smile remains healthy and free of periodontal disease symptoms. Stay in touch on Facebook for the latest in oral health care and talk with our Longmont dentist and staff if you have concerns. We’re here to make sure your smile is great and your mouth healthy.
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients. Call us anytime at (303) 776-6021.