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Tooth Loss Is Not Inevitable – With the Right Care, It IS Preventable

 

Most people assume that tooth loss is an unavoidable side-effect of aging, but the truth is that you can preserve your smile and keep your teeth strong and healthy by taking proactive measures to prevent tooth loss. "Active measures" involve not only caring for your teeth themselves but also, for the supporting structures, including the gum and jaw bone. By taking proper care of the tooth-supporting structures, you can prevent gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss, and keep your natural smile intact. Talk to our gum disease dentist in Littleton about what you can do to prevent tooth loss.

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Gum Disease Prevents Early Warning Signs

Gum disease is not a sudden disease. It progresses gradually and often gives sufferers ample warning and therefore, ample opportunity to correct it. Our Columbine dentist is familiar with the early warning signs of gum disease, some of which include the following:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Sensitive or loose teeth
  • Receding gums

If our team discovers any of the above signs, we may suggest a comprehensive and appropriate course of treatment to combat it. One such course of treatment is periodontal therapy.

Understanding Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy refers to the process of restoring the health of teeth and the supporting tissues. Sometimes this is done via non-surgical techniques, but in more extreme cases, surgery may be required. Some processes that fall under the category of periodontal therapy are as follows:

  • Gum Grafting – The process of replacing lost gum tissue with healthy tissue from another area of the mouth
  • Scaling and Root Planing – Deep cleaning techniques used to control early-stage gum disease
  • Crown Lengthening Treatment – Surgical procedures done to expose portions of the tooth covered by gum or bone tissue
  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery – The process of reshaping the gum tissues
  • Periodontal Laser Treatment – A painless procedure that involves using laser treatment to remove diseased gym tissue
  • Dental Implants – The preferred method of tooth replacement when all other procedures fail

Contact Your Littleton Family Dentist Today

If you notice any of the early warning signs of gum disease, or if you want to know what you can do to prevent gum disease and subsequent tooth loss, contact Columbine Dental today. You can reach us at (303) 979-4994 or by email.

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