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How is gum disease treated?

If you have recently noticed that your gums bleed or you have chronic bad breath that mouthwash can’t eliminate, there’s a good chance you have gum disease. This is a bacterial infection of the gums that we need to treat promptly to minimize the risk to your oral and general health and overall well-being.

At Norco Family Dental, we individualize periodontal treatment for our Greeley, CO patients’ unique needs. Once we identify that you have gum disease or gingivitis, we will match the treatment method to your needs.

Gum Disease Treatment in West Greeley

Treatment for mild gum disease includes a thorough teeth cleaning with one of our gentle hygienists. During this appointment, she’ll also review your at-home hygiene techniques and give you pointers for getting the most out of brushing and flossing.

Advanced gum disease is called periodontitis, and at this stage, the infection has started to also attack the bone and structures that support your teeth. This stage requires a deep dental cleaning, where your hygienist “scales” or removes every trace of plaque and tartar from your teeth.

Next, she “planes” root surfaces to smooth them out and eliminate places where bacteria can hide and cause another infection.

Do You Need Periodontal Treatment in Greeley, CO?

If you notice classic gum disease symptoms like bleeding or swollen gums, bad breath, or loose teeth, call Norco Family Dental to schedule a dental cleaning today.

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