Treatment of
Periodontal Disease

Dental care focuses on more than just your teeth. You should also be maintaining your gums and supporting bone for your teeth. Periodontal (gum) disease can threaten the supporting tissues of your teeth and lead to significant problems. If our dentist notices apparent signs of the disease, they may recommend periodontal therapy.

What is Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal therapy refers to the various surgical and nonsurgical methods for restoring health to diseased gum tissues. We offer treatments to combat the effects of advanced gum disease and prevent its progression. Your exact procedure will vary based on how severe your case is.

Closeup of a person's teeth and gums getting examined with dental tools

Our Periodontal Therapy Treatments

Depending on the stage of your gum disease, your dentist may offer one of the following treatment options:

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing remove plaque and tartar from beneath the gum tissues using scalars. These deep-cleaning techniques are the best starting point for controlling gum disease.

Gum Grafting

You may need to replace areas of lost gum tissue for your tooth’s roots to be protected. Gum grafting accomplishes this by using healthy gum tissue from another area of the mouth or body.

Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Periodontal plastic surgery refers to the reshaping of gum tissues to make them look more aesthetically pleasing.

Periodontal Laser Treatment

Your doctor will remove diseased gum tissue with lasers during this treatment. It offers several advantages over conventional surgery, such as less discomfort and gum shrinkage.

Crown Lengthening Surgery

During this surgical procedure, your doctor will remove excess gum and bone tissue. Crown lengthening surgery can either be for cosmetic purposes or to help secure a new dental crown.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are today’s preferred method of tooth replacement. It involves surgically placing an implant post into the jawbone, then attaching a crown on top.

Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP Therapy)

LANAP therapy is an FDA-approved procedure that’s less painful and more effective than traditional gum surgery. It encourages new bone growth and gum tissue re-attachment. LANAP also has better long-term results, such as bone regeneration and fewer instances of tooth loss.

Are You Looking for Treatment of Periodontal Disease in Colorado Springs?

Our highly-trained hygienists are always on the lookout for early signs of gum disease. Let the Esthetic Family Dentistry team help you keep your teeth healthy with periodontal therapy. Contact our office for more information!

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