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Protect Your Smile with Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. And some studies connect it to serious health conditions like diabetes, ulcers, and stroke. That’s why at Highlands Ranch Smiles we offer Non-surgical Gum Disease treatment in Colorado for your specific needs.

Dr. McCabe on Non-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment in Colorado Read Transcript

So our three doctors conduct a screening every time they do a dental exam at our Highlands Ranch, CO dentist office. If they find signs of gum disease, they treat it aggressively. They can eliminate it with a dental cleaning in its early stages. For more advanced cases, we do a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing.

To see a dentist who takes gum disease seriously, call Highlands Ranch Smiles at 720-644-8186 for a gum disease treatment in Colorado.

Different Stages of Gum Disease

If bacteria in your mouth infect your gums, you get gum disease. The infection gets under your gumline, where more bacteria collects. Your body begins breaking down the tissue and bone surrounding your teeth as it tries to fight off the infection.

Tender, inflamed gums are a primary symptom in the early stages of gum disease, called gingivitis. In the later stage of the disease, it starts destroying not just tissue but bone.

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling is a deep clean of your teeth and their roots, both above and below your gumline. Then, in a process called root planing, we smooth away rough areas from your tooth roots to prevent bacteria from collecting. We’ll also apply an antibacterial agent under your gums, if necessary, and use a laser to help us painlessly eliminate bacteria.

To ensure you feel no dental anxiety, we may numb the area with anesthesia. If so, we use a tool called The Wand® that helps us more accurately administer anesthesia and reduce residual numbness.

To help prevent reoccurrence, we can prescribe a special mouth rinse or customized trays filled with a medicated solution you can use at home. For really tough cases of gum disease, we’ll refer you to a periodontist.

Got tender gums? You could have gum disease! Call Highlands Ranch Smiles at 720-644-8186 for a non-surgical gum disease treatment in Colorado.

Highlands Ranch Smiles is home to trusted Highland Ranch, CO dentists. Dr. Michelle Haynes, DMD received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Courtney McKeever, DMD received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and a member of the Colorado Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Dr. Amanda McCabe, DMD graduated with a Bachelor of Science with distinction from Penn State University and then earned her dental school degree from Temple University.

Getting great dental care in Highlands Ranch doesn’t have to be a challenge – schedule an appointment with us today! We look forward to seeing you soon!