One of the conditions associated with oral health is periodontal (gum) disease: a bacterial infection in the gum tissue, characterized by red or puffy gums, bad breath, gums that bleed while brushing or flossing, and loose teeth resulting from bone loss. The American Dental Academy Association and the American Heart Association have also determined that periodontal disease is linked to other health issues, including heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes.
By coming to Summit Smiles Dental for treatment, you are taking the first step in insuring the health of your gums; however, regular at-home care is just as important in controlling periodontal disease. Dr. Wolfe and his experienced dental team will perform a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to both remove plaque and other buildup from deep periodontal pockets, as well as to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins.
Gum Disease Side-Effect and Recovery
Some of the most common side-effects from treatment are hot or cold sensitivity, light bleeding, gum tissue soreness, and slight swelling. These are normal symptoms associated with the healing process. However, do not hesitate to call our Aurora, CO dentist office in the Southland Shops if you have any questions or if you experience extreme and prolonged discomfort, severe swelling, or excessive bleeding.
Each patient will have a different recovery time, but your commitment to home care and the recommended supportive periodontal therapy will ensure your success in dealing with periodontal disease.