The Gordon West DDS Guide To Preventing Gum Disease

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Hearing that you have periodontal disease (or “gum disease”) can be upsetting. Here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Lafayette, Colorado, we are committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing gum disease. If you discover that you already have gum disease, don’t despair. We can help.

Symptoms of Gum Disease
Bleeding gums
Swollen, tender gums
Receding gums
Bad breath that won’t go away
Loose adult teeth
Sensitive teeth

Whether you are just being diagnosed, working to undo problems of the past, or trying to prevent gum disease for the future, Dr. Gordon West has answers.

Steps for Healing or Preventing Gum Disease

Brush at least two times a day – morning and night
Brush with fluoride toothpaste
Floss at least once a day
Visit dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings
Use a fluoride rinse before brushing
Avoid between-meal snacking
Avoid tobacco products

Solutions for Correcting Serious Gum Disease

Scaling
Root planing
Antibiotics
Surgery

Dr. West knows gum disease can sneak up on you. Regular check-ups and consistent, thorough oral hygiene is critical for preventing the pain and health issues associated with periodontal disease. Gum disease can be successfully treated, but avoiding it is clearly best.

Dr. West is equipped with the education and experience to care for the full gamut of Boulder patients’ dental needs, including cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.

Gordon West
Gordon West DDS, Aesthetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201
Lafayette, Colorado 80026
720-862-3630
https://www.bouldercountysmiles.com/services/