Caring for All Aspects of Your Smile, Including the Soft Tissues
When you look at your smile, you see more than just teeth. While it sure is nice to look at those lovely pearly whites, it is important to note the soft, pink gums that cozily wrap around each tooth. Your gums do a lot for your smile – more than just keeping your teeth cozy warm. In fact, your gums help hold your teeth in place and protect the roots from being exposed to nasty, heartless bacteria and plaque that would otherwise damage your roots.
At Burkart Dental, our dentist and team are committed to caring for every aspect of your smile, including your gums. With regular dental visits and good dental hygiene, we can work with you to keep your gums healthy. However, if they are not properly cared for, your gums can develop what’s called gum disease. Ever heard of it? Gum disease is extremely common and affects half of adults in the United States who are over the age of 30.
Gum disease comes about when the bacteria in plaque begin to infect and inflame the gums. As a result, the gums can bleed when brushing or flossing them, and they can start to pull away from the teeth, creating pockets where more bacteria can build up. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important that you visit with Dr. John Burkart as soon as possible to determine whether you have gum disease and to receive proper treatment.
Depending on the severity of your condition, our dentist may recommend one or more different gum disease treatments, including an improved at-home dental hygiene routine, antibiotics, scaling and root planing or gum surgery. No matter your situation, we are here to help stop gum disease in its tracks and restore your oral health. Give us a call today at 303-693-7330 if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease, and to start your gum disease treatment in Aurora, Colorado.