Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is a condition caused by the harmful bacteria in the plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth. Our dentist, Dr. Guy Leavitt, may recommend one of many treatments to protect the health of your gums. If you would like to learn more about the treatments of gingivitis in Fort Collins, Colorado, please contact us today. We are anxious to hear from you!

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.

If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our doctor and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.

The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our doctor may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!

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Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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3950 John F. Kennedy Pkwy Ste E Fort Collins, CO 80525

970-840-9100