Periodontist in Denver
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontitis is a serious and harmful health condition commonly known as gum disease. This infection starts in the soft tissues of the mouth and spreads to the bone. Once the jawbone is weakened, it can cause tooth loss. If you suspect that you may have periodontitis, call our office right away. The sooner we start your treatment, the greater your chances at avoiding serious health complications.
Our lead dentist is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, the Colorado Academy of Excellence in Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Colorado Dental Association. He is highly confident in his knowledge of dental health. Our entire staff wants you to be comfortable and relaxed during your visit. At Makowski Dental, you can rest assured that you are in caring and capable hands.
Book an appointment with our Denver periodontist at (303) 622-5060 today.
Do You Have Periodontitis?
Periodontitis, or gum disease, is typically the result of poor dental hygiene. Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing regularly can significantly reduce your chances of developing this disease.
Some common symptoms of periodontitis include:
- Swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Tender gums
- Changes in gum color (mostly bright red or purple)
- Pain while eating
- Loosening teeth
- Pus between the teeth and gums
- Changes in your bite
- A receding gum line
It is important to visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. A trained Denver periodontist can detect early signs of periodontitis and help you prevent it.
The Different Types of Periodontitis
There is more than one kind of periodontitis. Your treatment options will depend largely on your diagnosis. Chronic periodontitis comes from plaque buildup in the mouth. It can be quite damaging if it is not treated quickly. Aggressive periodontitis is a more rapid and far-reaching version of this illness.
Lastly, patients can develop necrotizing periodontal disease. It is characterized by dead gum tissue because of insufficient blood supply caused by an immune system deficiency. HIV/AIDS patients, chemotherapy patients, or malnourished individuals are at a higher risk.
Why Choose Makowski Dental?
Our Denver periodontist is well-educated in the treatment and diagnosis of gum disease. When your oral and overall health is at risk, hire a team you can trust. In addition to treating your periodontitis, our team can restore your smile with cosmetic procedures and jaw bone repair.
Contact Makowski Dental now to schedule a consultation with our periodontist in Denver.