Gum Disease Treatment - Basalt, CO

Keep Your Gums in Good Working Order

Recognize Gum Disease Before the Damage Is Done

Are you one of the many American adults who are living with gum disease? You may be and not even know it! Prominent health and dental industry sources estimate that 50 to 80 percent of adults in this country have some level of gum disease, or gingivitis, a condition that can lead to periodontitis, an incurable disease characterized by receding gums and loose teeth. At this stage, serious gum disease treatment is needed to save your teeth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you may have gum disease:

  • Bleeding when you brush or floss
  • Sore, inflamed gums
  • Persistent bad breath
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Signs and symptoms of gum disease

3 Simple Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Though gum disease is common, you don’t have to be one of its statistics! You might be able to avoid gum disease if you:

  • Practice good oral care habits
  • Have regular dental checkups
  • Understand the condition itself

Dr. Blue and our staff are here to see that you know what you need to know about this potentially serious but completely preventable condition. This website is a good place to start, but if you’re concerned that you may have gum disease, schedule a visit to see us in our Basalt, CO office.

dr. blue during gum disease treatment

Understand Your Gum Disease Treatment Options

If you have a mild case of gum disease, Dr. Blue and our staff can help you heal by removing bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the affected area. More advanced cases may require osseous surgery. In these instances, Dr. Blue will remove a portion of the gums to reach the tooth roots, which he will thoroughly clean of any bacteria, plaque, or tartar before replacing the gum tissue. The gums will typically heal within a few weeks after your osseous surgery is completed.

Don’t Let Gum Disease Get a Foothold

Contact us in our Basalt, CO office to set up an appointment soon.