Periodontal Therapy in Centennial, CO

Periodontal therapy encompasses a range of treatments designed to address gum diseases and conditions, promoting healthy gums and supporting structures for a confident smile. At Periodontal Associates, we are proud to offer the following treatments to address periodontal disease in Centennial, CO:

How Does Periodontal Disease Start?

Periodontal disease begins with the accumulation of plaque — a sticky film of bacteria — on teeth, eventually causing inflammation of the gums. Without proper intervention, it can progress to more advanced stages, potentially resulting in tooth loss and other systemic health concerns.

Periodontal therapy is a specialized branch of dentistry dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. Our team of skilled professionals employs a comprehensive approach to address various stages of gum disease, tailoring treatment plans to individual patient needs.

Common Periodontal Treatments: 

  1. Scaling and Root Planing: This non-surgical procedure involves the removal of plaque from the surfaces of the tooth and roots.
  2. Pocket Reduction Surgery: In more advanced cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to reduce pocket depths between the teeth and gums. This helps eliminate hiding places for bacteria and facilitates easier maintenance of oral hygiene.
  3. Soft Tissue Grafts: To address gum recession and improve the aesthetics of the smile, soft tissue grafts may be recommended. This procedure involves the transplantation of tissue from one area of the mouth to another.
  4. Dental Crown Lengthening: Crown lengthening is performed to expose more of the tooth’s structure, facilitating restorative or cosmetic treatments. This can be beneficial when addressing excessive gum tissue or a “gummy” smile.

While periodontal therapy effectively treats existing issues, preventive measures are crucial for long-term success. Our team emphasizes patient education, encouraging proper oral hygiene practices, regular dental checkups and lifestyle modifications to reduce risk factors associated with periodontal disease.

Ready to start Gum Disease Treatment?

Investing in periodontal therapy in Centennial, Colorado, is an investment in your oral health and overall well-being. Our dedicated periodontists and team are committed to providing personalized and effective treatments, ensuring you enjoy a healthy, confident smile for years to come. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Dan Thousand or Dr. Katelyn Fleming by calling 303-795-5700 to embark on your journey toward optimal periodontal health.