18925 Base Camp Road Monument, CO 80132

Periodontics

Dr. Jeffrey Yelle will check your mouth for signs of periodontal disease during each of your regular dental visits. If you are diagnosed with this condition, he will work closely with you to create a treatment plan to fight the disease and improve your oral health. We invite you to call Mountain Wellness Dentistry at 719-488-2375 to schedule your appointment with our dentist and learn more about periodontics in Monument, Colorado.

What you need to know about Periodontics.

Periodontics focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and other conditions that affect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in plaque. When plaque builds up on the teeth, the bacteria irritate and inflame the gum tissues. If this condition is not treated in the early stage, called gingivitis, it can develop into periodontitis, which is the more advanced stage of gum disease. Gingivitis is characterized by red, tender, bleeding and swollen gums; periodontitis additionally involves gum recession and can eventually lead to bone loss and tooth loss. Gingivitis can usually be controlled, and even reversed, with professional cleanings and improved at-home oral care if the condition is diagnosed and treated early. Periodontitis, on the other hand, generally requires more involved, frequent treatment. We are pleased to provide high-quality treatment for gum disease at our office to return your smile to good health.

In addition to focusing on the treatment of periodontal disease, periodontics includes the placement of dental implants. Dental implant placement requires specialized, advanced training for optimal results. To learn more about periodontics and how we can care for your smile, we welcome you to contact us today. Our dentist and team look forward to caring for you!

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