We keep a sharp eye out for the redness and swelling that can indicate periodontal, or gum, disease. This disease can irritate your mouth and pose other health threats. Dr. Angela Osborn will examine your mouth for the signs of gum disease and give you treatment options. Ask our dentist when you come to see her at our office for more information about our treatments for gum disease in Lone Tree, Colorado.
Periodontal disease, often called gum disease is a condition caused by plaque bacteria. The bacteria infects the gum tissues, leading to a myriad of oral health problems, if left untreated. Periodontal disease can cause bone loss, tooth loss, and gum recession.
Common symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Swollen gums
- Red, tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Loose teeth
- Painful chewing
- Persistent bad breath
- Receding gums
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you visit the dentist for an assessment. Dr. Angela Osborn and her team will be able to determine during your appointment if you are experiencing gum disease.
We like to catch gum disease before it becomes a problem. Dr. Osborn and her team make every effort to diagnose periodontal disease in the earliest stages of development. If you are diagnosed with gum disease, we will provide an individualized treatment based on your specific needs. It may be that our dentist recommends additional dental cleanings, better at-home dental hygiene, antibiotics, or scaling and root planing (deep cleanings). If you have a more severe type of gum disease, we may recommend that you receive gum surgery. Regardless of your individual needs, our dedicated team at will make sure you are comfortable and well cared for. If you want to know more about periodontal disease in Lone Tree, Colorado, call our office today.