Periodontal or gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. In its early phase, the disease manifests as plaque and tartar buildup. Left untreated, it can eventually cause tooth and bone loss.
Dr. Scavuzzo offers periodontal treatments for patients with bleeding, inflamed gums, a receding gum line and other signs of bacterial infection. By taking a specialized approach to gum disease, he can help your mouth begin to heal.
Call 303-741-2727 or use the form on this page to schedule an appointment for periodontal treatment. Scavuzzo Dental Care serves patients in Centennial and Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Signs of Gum Disease
There are two stages of gum disease. Gingivitis, the early, milder stage, occurs before there is any permanent damage to your gum tissues. You may be able to treat gingivitis with regular cleanings at our office, as well as good oral hygiene habits at home.
Gingivitis manifests in the gums, and symptoms are often painless. Common signs of gingivitis include:
- Gum sensitivity
- Soft gums
- Red or purple gums
- Swollen or inflamed gums
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
If not addressed early on, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis. Signs of periodontitis tend to be more noticeable and can include:
- A receding gum line
- Pus discharge from gum tissue
- Deep gum pockets
- Loose or shifting teeth
In severe cases, tooth and bone loss can occur. For this reason, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
By visiting our office for your dental checkups, we can help you keep your mouth free from bacteria and infection. During your routine cleanings, Dr. Scavuzzo will measure the pocket depth of your gums to determine if you are at risk of developing gum disease.
Periodontal Maintenance With Ultrasonic Wave Therapy
When gum disease has progressed beyond mild gingivitis, standard dental care may not be enough to reduce bacteria and minimize infection. Scavuzzo Dental Care offers periodontal maintenance appointments for patients suffering from gum disease.
Periodontal maintenance is done more frequently than regular cleanings. During your visit, Dr. Scavuzzo will perform advanced hygiene techniques, including a specialized cleaning that uses the power of ultrasonic wave therapy to:
- Reduce buildup of plaque and tartar
- Kill existing bacteria
- Prevent new bacteria from forming
- Stimulate new gum tissue growth
Unlike traditional scaling and root planing, which rely on handheld tools to remove bacteria along the gum line, our ultrasonic scaler delivers a powerful stream of water to your gums. With a vibrating tip, it penetrates deeper and creates a more comfortable and effective cleaning than standard periodontal treatment methods. Best of all, it’s been proven to not only repair gum tissues but to regenerate tissues destroyed by infection.
Why Choose Scavuzzo Dental Care
When brushing, flossing and other oral hygiene measures have failed to prevent plaque and tartar buildup in your mouth, you need professional help. Dr. Scavuzzo and our dental hygienists understand that the health of your gums can be indicative of your overall health. They take personal responsibility for ensuring that your gums and surrounding tissues remain infection-free.
Periodontal Treatment in Centennial, CO
Call 303-741-2727 or use the form on this page to schedule a periodontal cleaning at our office. Scavuzzo Dental Care serves patients in Centennial and Highlands Ranch, Colorado.