Did you know that one in three adults in Colorado has some form of gum disease?
Maintaining the health of our gums is an extremely important part of our oral health care. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease occurs when the tissue surrounding the teeth is infected or inflamed.
This inflammation of the gums leads to deterioration of bone around the teeth. Why is this a big deal? Because gum disease is one of the most significant causes of tooth loss in adults. Our goal at Norco Family Dental is to identify and eliminate gum disease, allowing people to maintain healthy smiles for their entire lives!
Signs of Gum Disease
Gum disease most often occurs silently. In other words, it’s not like you wake up one morning feeling the signs and symptoms of gum disease, causing you to run to the nearest dentist. They occur slowly over time and are often unnoticeable. However, there are signs that could indicate that there is a problem:
- Swollen gums
- Red or irritated gums
- Bleeding gums
- Sore gums
- Teeth beginning to feel loose
- Recession of gum
Dr. Buffington, Dr. Stewart, and their team of hygienists are not only committed to helping you to learn about the health of your gums. They will strive to work as a team with you in halting the adverse effects of periodontal disease.
One of the best defenses is routine dental cleanings every three to six months. During these visits, our hygienists will use a combination of hand instruments and ultrasonic machines to clean your teeth and surrounding tissue in ways that you are unable to do at home. You will leave feeling refreshed, revitalized, and more committed to doing your part in maintaining your oral health.
Why Choose Norco Family Dental?
Why choose Norco Family Dental over another dentist? Well, mostly because we care. We talk daily about the needs and lives of each of our patients. We strive to remember details about how they are and what makes them unique. We forge long-lasting friendships with our patients. This is what makes us unique. But that’s not all!
We provide the following to make your appointments fast, efficient, and stress-free:
- State-of-the-art technology
- Accommodating hours – we’re even open on Saturdays!
- Staff who will make you feel like family
- Accepting of most insurances
- Assistance finding affordable payment options
- Dr. Stewart and Dr. Buffington will make you laugh – almost every time.
We Will Make Ourselves Available
If you find yourself concerned that you have periodontal disease or any other oral problem, don’t hesitate to contact our staff at Norco Family Dental as soon as possible. Whether by phone, email, text, or even just drop in, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please call so we can get you started with your first appointment!