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Symptoms and Treatments for Every Stage of Gum Disease

2020-11-15T08:09:46-07:00

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) affects millions of Americans every year. Almost every experience is different, yet the same stages and symptoms apply. It is so important that the patient receives immediate treatment for gum disease because it can cause severe damage to their oral and overall health. Thankfully, dentists offer effective treatments for every stage. To learn more about the symptoms and treatments for gum disease, continue reading this blog. Gingivitis The first and most well-known stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. There are so many reasons a person develops gum disease, including poor oral hygiene, hormonal [...]

Symptoms and Treatments for Every Stage of Gum Disease2020-11-15T08:09:46-07:00

What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

2020-08-20T09:56:25-06:00

If you have noticed that your gums look and feel differently, bleed easily, or are painful, you might have gum disease. This harmful condition can lead to other oral health issues, such as mobility and tooth loss. Our Denver team explores signs and symptoms of gum disease so you can seek treatment when you need it. What is Gum Disease? Gum disease – also known as periodontal disease – leads to inflammation of the gums that are caused by several factors, including bacterial infections. If left untreated, infection can spread to other teeth, causing mobility or tooth loss. Bacteria present in [...]

What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?2020-08-20T09:56:25-06:00

How to Stop the Progression of Gum Disease

2019-10-22T10:47:19-06:00

At Metropolitan Dental Care, our expert dentists are passionate about eliminating gum disease from our patients. However, for people who don’t visit the dentist regularly, the disease will continue to progress. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and older have some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This disease is caused by plaque not being properly removed from the teeth. Eventually, the plaque builds up and affects your gums, teeth, and then the gum tissue and bone that support your teeth. Common causes of periodontal disease include: Poor oral hygiene habits Diabetes Unaddressed tooth [...]

How to Stop the Progression of Gum Disease2019-10-22T10:47:19-06:00

Five Benefits of a Gum Graft

2019-08-22T10:03:53-06:00

Gum recession exposes the teeth roots and significantly increases the risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. A gum graft at Metropolitan Dental Care is the most effective treatment for a receding gum line. This procedure involves adding gum tissue to the area of deficiency. The tissue can either be autogenous (from the patient’s palate) or non-autogenous (donor tissue). Here, your Denver Dentist explores this procedure a bit more and discusses five major benefits of this treatment. If you have dental sensitivity, exposed teeth roots, or other symptoms of gingival recession, schedule an appointment at Metropolitan Dental [...]

Five Benefits of a Gum Graft2019-08-22T10:03:53-06:00