COVID-19

Patient health and safety is always taken very seriously at our dental practice. Please know that we are vigilantly monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and will continue to operate on a normal schedule for now, but these hours could change based on how this situation progresses within our community.

We are encouraging our employees to stay home if they are not feeling well or have been possibly exposed to someone who is ill. We are also asking our patients to do the same and please call to reschedule your appointment if you or a family member have any flu- or cold-like symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, etc.) or have traveled out of the country within the past 30 days. We will continue to use the CDC- and OSHA-mandated cleaning and disinfection protocols in our treatment area utilizing a bactericidal, viricidal, fungicidal and tuberculocidal disinfectant that will kill the coronavirus. As an extra precaution to keep our patients and staff protected, we will have hand-sanitizer for you to use when you first come into our office.

We have also removed toys, magazines, video games, coffee and water stations, iPads, and computers from our waiting rooms to help prevent cross contamination. We would also like to limit family members in our waiting room and in our treatment areas so it would be helpful for everyone, except the patient and perhaps one family member if necessary, to wait in the car and provide a cell phone number so we can update you about the appointment by phone. For future updates, we encourage you to check out our Facebook or lnstagram pages.

The health and safety of our patients and our team is of utmost importance. We greatly appreciate your help and understanding with these temporary measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give our office a call.

Gum Disease Treatment

Without treatment, gum disease undermines both the look and health of your smile.

Professional periodontal care not only eliminates pain and bleeding gums, but also prevents the need for more expensive treatment

How can we eliminate gum disease before it causes damage?

What Are the Benefits of Early Treatment?

Eliminating unpleasant symptoms.
By addressing the source of the problem, we can stop the most immediate side effects, from bleeding gums to bad breath.

Laying foundations for aesthetic results.
Once we have eliminated the risk to your oral health, you can focus on ensuring your smile looks as good as possible.

Minimizing cost.
The sooner gum disease is addressed, the less likely you are to need more expensive treatments, such as gum grafting surgery or dental implants.

Illustration of laser gum disease treatment

Periodontal Disease Is a Common Problem

Illustration demonstrating how common gum disease is in the US.

If you are diagnosed with gum disease, you don't have to feel alone. Periodontal infections are an extremely common problem. According to a 2012 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half the adult population in the US suffers from gum disease.

Comparison of gums affected by periodontal disease and healthy gums.

Your Health - and Your Money - Are at Stake

Professional treatment is the only reliable solution to eliminate gum disease. While many patients avoid dental care for as long as possible out of anxiety, untreated periodontitis has severe repercussions. The more advanced the condition, the more expensive treatment becomes. In all cases, gum disease results in bone loss around the roots, and in severe cases, teeth have to be extracted.

Depending on the severity of the case, your dentist may break up treatment over several appointments. 

If Routine Dental Maintenance Has Failed...

Scaling and root planing is the first line of attack against gum disease. Treatment is split into several steps: 

Removal of plaque from above and below gum line with specially designed instruments

Smoothing out tooth roots to remove potential footholds for future plaque buildup

Frequent checkups to monitor patient compliance and recovery

Early Treatment for a Healthier Smile

Because gum health is an integral part of your oral health, it is not usually possible to pursue other treatments without first addressing gum disease. Both restorative and cosmetic treatments require healthy gums for the best chance of success. 

Gum disease is a potentially dangerous problem with an easy solution. Every patient should attend regular check-ups with their dentist to ensure that any sign of periodontal disease is caught as early as possible. Schedule an appointment today to learn how to protect your smile.

Dr. Steven Krendl

Colorado Dental Arts

Dr. Steven Krendl and the team at Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton, CO, offer comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and family dentistry. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • Fellow at The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Graduate of The Misch International Implant Institute

To make dental treatment as accessible as possible, we offer late-night and weekend appointments. Schedule a visit by contacting us online or calling (303) 978-9572.

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