cleaningsIn order to make sure that both your mouth and body remain in good health, Dr. Jon C. Bauman provides periodontal care, or gum treatment, in Brighton, Colorado. Periodontal care makes sure that your gums and the areas around your teeth remain in good health. A healthy smile includes your gums and soft tissues as well as your teeth. Periodontal disease is a common dental health issue that can put your teeth at risk and become a big problem if left untreated.

During your regular hygiene assessment at Riverdale Dental Center, the dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease. Common symptoms of gum disease include red or discolored gums, swelling of the gums, and gums that bleed easily. Dr. Jon C. Bauman will also use special tools to check for potential concerns. If there are signs of periodontal disease or if you have more advanced disease, our experienced dentist will determine what course of treatment is best for you. There are many stages of periodontal disease, so the treatment will vary depending on how severe your case is. Often the gums can be treated with a simple cleaning, while it might sometimes require scraping or surgical removal of parts of the gums in the worst cases.

It is important to treat periodontal disease as early as possible. If left untreated, periodontal disease can affect the health and structure of your teeth, exposing the roots and causing decay. Periodontal disease has also been linked to major health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, and pregnancy complications.

If you have any questions about periodontal care or would like to schedule an appointment, we invite you to contact our office for more information. It is our goal to keep your smile healthy and beautiful!