What non-surgical gum disease treatments are available to patients in the Lakewood, Colorado area?
When patients in the Lakewood, Colorado area do not take their dental health seriously, they may find themselves in a dilemma with the development of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that can develop in the mouth due to poor oral health habits. If patients are not brushing and flossing their teeth after every meal, they may be allowing food particles, plaque, and tartar to develop on the surfaces of the mouth including the gum tissues and tooth enamel. These begin to eat away at the surfaces, resulting in dental caries (cavities) and periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). These conditions require immediate attention by a quality dental team such as the group of
Dr. Scott Stewart at his team provide a wide range of gum disease treatments for patients in the Lakewood, Colorado area. Included are non-surgical solutions. These solutions are often available for patients with mild to moderate periodontal disease, while patients in the later, more severe stages of the condition may still require intensive treatment. This can be determined when patients arrive at the dental practice for a full evaluation to diagnose their condition properly.
Dr. Scott Stewart is a holistic, biological dentist who believes in providing quality, comprehensive dental care that is good for the mouth and body. He encourages patients to visit his practice for an examination if they believe they may be dealing with a condition such as gum disease.
The first course of treatment for the mild, earliest stages of gum disease (gingivitis) is a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums. A professional cleaning may be all patients need to return their smile back to better health. However, if the condition is left untreated and patients begin to experience signs of the later stages of periodontal disease, they may need to consider procedures such as laser periodontal treatment. This treatment uses a laser to kill of bacteria in the mouth and is much less invasive than traditional scaling and root planing, which is what most traditional dentists perform in the event of moderate periodontal disease.Back to Laser Dentistry Page