Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious concern for many individuals. With proper periodontal care, patients in the Fort Collins, CO, area can keep this oral health issue in check. Whether you suffer from minor or complex symptoms, Northern Colorado Periodontics has effective solutions. We offer non-surgical and surgical treatment to help you achieve and maintain healthy gums and teeth. Our highly-trained doctors have a reputation for excellence in the northern Colorado area, and utilize the latest dental technologies.
Periodontal Disease Overview
Your teeth are supported and stabilized by gum and connective tissue. Keeping your soft tissues healthy and preventing gum disease is a crucial component to maintaining your gum health. In addition to causing significant discomfort and a number of other unpleasant symptoms, untreated gum disease can severely damage your oral health and eventually lead to tooth loss. The condition has also been linked to serious health concerns affecting the heart, brain, and lungs, potentially causing life-threatening health conditions and pregnancy complications.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Our practice offers several treatment options to help patients with all forms of periodontal disease, from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis. Mild to moderate cases can often be treated with non-surgical methods, including scaling and root planning, also known as a deep cleaning. Laser treatment with the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is a virtually painless way to clear away damaged tissue, sterilize gum pockets, and encourage healthy gum reattachment and growth. Advanced cases of periodontal disease may require periodontal surgery such as bone-smoothing osseous surgery or bone grafting.
Gum Disease Maintenance
Patients with a history of gum disease will be advised on specific protocols to follow for effective periodontal maintenance. Our team will also be sure to provide targeted cleanings scheduled at least every three months. If you suffer from gum disease, you must remain vigilant in your oral hygiene, brushing at least twice a day with a sonic toothbrush. Out team may also recommend various oral rinses, pulse water therapy, and other practices to ensure lasting oral health.
For prevention, treatment, and complete periodontal care, count on the professionals at Northern Colorado Periodontics. We can provide effective, gentle care to improve and maintain your lasting oral health.
Our comprehensive care includes treatments for peri-implantitis, an inflammatory gum disease surrounding a dental implant. A potential cause of bone loss and premature implant failure, peri-implantitis is relatively rare, but patients with past or present periodontal disease are at an increased risk to develop the condition. Treatment of peri-implantitis may include antibiotics, laser therapy, and bone regeneration surgery. It is important for implants patients with a history of gum disease to receive frequent exams and cleanings to ensure proper maintenance.
Protect Your Oral and Overall Health
For prevention, treatment, and complete periodontal care, count on the professionals at Northern Colorado Periodontics. We can provide effective, gentle care to improve and maintain your lasting oral health. To schedule an appointment, please contact our office online today.