Why Periodontics Is Important

Posted on: April 25, 2016


In order to maintain a healthy smile, you must have healthy gums.  While most people only consider their teeth, without healthy gums, you are likely to lose your teeth in the future.  In fact, most people that suffer non-accident related tooth loss, do so because of gum disease.  This makes periodontics incredibly important.  At Rocky View Dental Care we can provide you with the dental care you need to maintain healthy gums.  If you live in Littleton, CO or the 80120 area, we invite you to call (303) 219-2053 and schedule an appointment for dental care today.

Signs that You Need Periodontics Care

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gums that hurt or feel constantly irritated
  • Teeth that appear to be getting longer

When you come in for an appointment we will examine you, take x-rays and determine if you have gum disease.  If you do, we will look at the level of disease when making a determination regarding the type of procedures you would benefit from. Our goal is to return your gums to good health so that your overall oral health can be restored.  This is necessary for ensuring that you can maintain healthy and natural teeth as you age.

Periodontics Treatments

At Rocky View Dental Care one of the first procedures we recommend is a deep dental cleaning.  Gum disease typically starts because plaque and tartar have built up on the portion of your teeth that is underneath your gum line.  As it does, your gums will become irritated and respond by swelling, bleeding or hurting.  Fortunately, by performing a deep dental cleaning to remove that plaque and tartar we can restore the health of your gums.  Your body will naturally begin to heal once the plaque has been removed.  If, however, your gums have started to recede and pull away from the tooth structure, you may need more than a deep dental cleaning.  In this case, we can discuss other periodontics solutions like a gum graft in order to restore the actual position of the gums.

Gum Disease and Tooth Loss

We encourage our Littleton, CO patients to have their gum disease treated immediately because a failure to do so could result in eventual tooth loss.  Natural teeth are critical for the health of your jaw in addition to the appearance of your smile, so preserving them is important.

If you do lose one or several of your teeth, we can restore them using dental implants.  This is the only procedure that is surgically placed and the only option for replacing your root system in addition to your missing tooth.  To complete this procedure we provide you with sedation and anesthesia so that you do not feel anything and will remain completely calm. We will then place a titanium implant under your gums and secure it to your jawbone. Over a few months, the process of osseointegration will take place and bone will be deposited around your implant.  Afterward, we can secure your new tooth to an abutment that is attached to it.  As a result, you will have a new tooth that looks and functions as well as your natural one did.  As a provider of 80120 periodontics, we are well equipped and highly trained in how to perform this modern procedure.

To learn more about our periodontics or to schedule a deep dental cleaning, call (303) 219-2053.