Periodontal Disease Treatment in
Lakewood, CO

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Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.

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What is periodontal disease?
The word periodontal means “around the tooth”. Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth and is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.

Not only is it the number one reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease.

Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease:
  • Bleeding gums – Gums should never bleed, even when you brush vigorously or use dental floss.
  • Loose teeth – Also caused by bone loss or weakened periodontal fibers (fibers that support the tooth to the bone).
  • New spacing between teeth – Caused by bone loss.
  • Persistent bad breath – Caused by bacteria in the mouth.
  • Pus around the teeth and gums – Sign that there is an infection present.
  • Receding gums – Loss of gum around a tooth.
  • Red and puffy gums – Gums should never be red or swollen.
  • Tenderness or Discomfort – Plaque, tartar, and bacteria irritate the gums and teeth.

If you have any of these signs or symptoms and you live in the Lakewood, CO area, please contact Callahan & Klein Dental, the experts in gum disease treatment in Lakewood!

How can I lower the risk of gum disease?

Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits to your Lakewood, CO dentist can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease.

Treating gum disease in Lakewood, Colorado

At Callahan & Klein Dental, we provide effective, personalised care to all our patients. While periodontal and gum disease is a common problem, it’s also easy to prevent and treat. Contact our Lakewood, CO office today to schedule an appointment with our expert team.

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