Periodontal Therapy / Maintenance in Firestone, CO
Do you need periodontal therapy or maintenance in Firestone, CO? Dr. Dawne Adams has extensive experience in treating periodontal (gum) disease, as well as in creating customized care programs to maintain healthy gums.
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. It can begin at any age, and it is usually linked to a lack of proper brushing and flossing. The subsequent build up of plaque and tartar on the tooth surface causes chronic irritation, inflammation, and infection beneath your gum line. Left untreated, this gum disease can eventually weaken your jaw bone and even increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart disease and stroke.
Dr. Adams offers periodontal therapy and maintenance in Firestone, CO to treat gum disease before it becomes too advanced and has such serious health consequences.
In line with the American Academy of Periodontology guidelines, Dr. Adams focuses on minimally invasive and cost-effective therapies to treat gum disease. These include:
Scaling and root planing - to remove tartar and infectious material from the periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root so bacteria has less space to grow. Scaling and root planing is an effective treatment for mild to moderate gum disease, and an important part of our approach to periodontal therapy and maintenance in Firestone, CO. A local anesthetic may be used to minimize discomfort, and antibiotic medication may also be used to help stop bacterial growth and infection.
Dental crown lengthening - this procedure reshapes excess gum and bone tissue to correct a 'gummy smile' and expose more of the natural tooth. Crown lengthening can be done to one tooth to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.
Regenerative procedures - can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease by regenerating lost bone and tissue with membranes (filters), bone grafts, or tissue-stimulating proteins. If Dr. Adams diagnoses any areas in your mouth that could benefit from crown lengthening or regenerative procedures, she will refer you to a periodontist.
Laser dentistry - has revolutionized many of Dr. Adams procedures for periodontal therapy and maintenance in Firestone, CO. Dr. Adams uses soft tissue lasers to safely remove excess gum tissue and destroy bacteria in gum pockets, preventing infection and allowing the tissue to return to a healthy state. Dental lasers reduce discomfort, support better recovery, and also help to control bleeding during surgery.
To maintain the health of your gums following periodontal treatment, you should visit Dr. Adams for regular cleanings and x-rays. You will also need to be diligent about proper oral hygiene, and you should use an anti-microbial mouthwash.
Want to discuss your periodontal therapy and maintenance in Firestone, CO with Dr. Adams? Call us at (303) 833-5660 to make an appointment today.
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