Periodontal 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.