Covid-19 Update

August 31, 2020

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and while many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety! Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and this is one area where we are continually making improvements.  Besides our standard infection control procedures, we have made several other office changes to keep you safe. We understand that some of you may want to delay or reschedule your appointments and we are happy to do this for you. Please give us a call and we will find a time that is convenient. With our additional safety procedures in place and your cooperation we feel that we can provide great care in a safe environment.

 Some of our new procedures:

We complete a pre-screening questionnaire the day before all appointments. We ask our patients to wait in their car until the time of their appointment so that we limit the number of people in the office at any given time. We take temperatures as soon as patients arrive in the office and require all patients to wear masks while not in a treatment room. The clinical team wears two masks as well as a face shield to protect our patients. And, we have reconfigured the front desk to include plexiglass barriers and “stand stations” to show where patients should stand to follow social distancing requirements. In between appointments we are using hospital grade disinfectant to clean all surfaces in both our treatment rooms as well as in the front office, bathrooms and reception area, and these areas are being disinfected on the hour. Finally, Dr. Andy regularly reviews the latest updates on how to best manage patient safety as we learn more about the virus.

We look forward to continuing to provide you with great care in the safest way possible during these unique times!

Restore the Health of Your Gums with Periodontal Treatment

Dr. Andy Maples points to a screen while speaking to a patientPeriodontal disease is one of the most common health problems in the world, and while symptoms may start out relatively mild, they can quickly turn dangerous by causing bone deterioration, tooth loss, and much more. At West Lake Dental, we take this threat very seriously, which is why we recommend diligent dental check-ups, hygiene, and other preventive dentistry measures to protect the well-being of your smile. If periodontal disease is already a reality for you, there’s no reason to despair – we offer advanced periodontal treatment options including scaling and root planning for effective, comfortable, and convenient results.

How Do I Know if I Have Periodontal Disease?

Signs that may indicate the presence of periodontal disease include:

  • Gums that bleed after brushing or flossing
  • Gums that appear unusually red or swollen
  • A tender or uncomfortable mouth
  • A bite that feels suddenly different and/or teeth that feel loose
  • Bad breath that isn’t helped by diligent homecare or mouthwash
  • Teeth that appear longer (this is a sign of a receding gumline)

Of course, it's crucial to remember that many cases of periodontal disease may not be identifiable by an untrained eye until they’ve reached more advanced stages. That’s why attending regular check-ups with our Loveland team is a must.

Soft-Tissue Laser Gum Treatment

Loveland dentist, Dr. Maples is always pursuing the latest in continuing education and technology, which is why he’s happy to offer a state-of-the-art soft tissue laser as an effective way to treat moderate cases of periodontal disease. Our laser can cut away diseased tissue with more precision than ever before, and it also instantly sterilizes the treated area, reducing the risk of bacterial infection and minimizing any bleeding and swelling. Your tissues can even heal and regenerate faster!

Schedule Your Periodontal Evaluation Today

Reclaim your oral health today with our team’s help! Contact West Lake Dental if you have any questions about periodontal treatment, or if you’d like to schedule your first evaluation. We’re located in Loveland, CO, and we also welcome new patients from the nearby areas of Fort Collins, Berthoud, and beyond.

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West Lake Dental

At West Lake Dental in Loveland, CO, Andy Maples, DDS, and his team provide excellent dental care to patients of all ages. Whether your dental needs are routine or advanced, we can serve you at our comfortable, inviting office. Dr. Maples is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • The Misch International Implant Institute

We invite you to schedule an appointment today by contacting us online or calling (970) 669-1444.

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