At 21st Street Dental Group, our periodontal staff specializes in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of periodontal disease whether simple or severe. During your check up, our experienced and well trained professionals will examine the mouth and assess the health of the teeth, the gums and the other surrounding areas including the jaw, muscles and tongue. They usually use a dental instrument known as the periodontal probe that they use to assess the quality of your gums and tooth attachments. Our Colorado Springs dentists will also review your x-rays and relay their findings to you, always ensuring you are in the loop at all times. They will explain everything from what is wrong, what could have caused it and how they intend on treating you.
At 21st Street Dental Group we strive to offer comprehensive dental services in Colorado Springs. We help deal with different oral health issues such as bone tissue and gums problems. This includes:
- Sore or bleeding gums
- Longer teeth or gum recessions
- Sensitive gums
- Short crowns
- Missing teeth among others
If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms or you have swollen gums and are experiencing discomfort, you are likely to need the services of a periodontist. It is surprising that about 75% of all adults over the age of 35 usually have gingivitis, which is a mild form of gum disease. If the disease is left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a more serious gum disease, periodontitis. In most cases this disease is the underlying cause of missing and unhealthy teeth.
What are common periodontics treatments?
Apart from diagnosing, our dentists offer a variety of services that make us your one stop shop for all dental services in Colorado Springs. Since they are concerned with not only restoring the gums, but also other supporting structures of the teeth, they perform a number of surgical procedures including:
Pocket Reduction Surgery
In this case, the dentist will lift back your gums so that they can remove the tartar. Tartar refers to hard calcifies deposit that usually forms on the teeth and is known to contribute to its decay. They then smoothen the irregular surfaces to ensure bacteria does no build up again. Gums are then snugly placed around your teeth eliminating any area where bacteria can hide.
Soft Tissue Grafts
This is commonly done for those with receding gums. What the dentist will do is take graft tissue from the roof of your mouth and stitch it on to the thin and receding gums so as to reinforce them.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
This is a common procedure that our professional dentists carry out when the bone that supports your teeth is destroyed. In this case, a small piece of mesh like fabric is usually placed on the gum tissue to prevent the gum from growing where the bone should be. This allows the bone to grow and offer the teeth the needed support.
We do admit that treatment of periodontists can sound a bit intimidating but you can trust and count on our trained professionals to give you back your smile. If you are looking for the best periodontist services in Colorado, contact us (719) 387-5612, and make an appointment.