Periodontal Treatments

Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove built-up tartar.

Preventative & General Dentistry

Loveland, Colorado – Dental Services

Periodontal Diseases

Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. These contaminants will lead to periodontal diseases ranging from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in serious damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque but the plaque that is not removed will harden and form “tartar” that brushing alone doesn’t clean and causes gum disease.

What happens if I wait to long between regular dental visits

The longer plaque and tartar are on teeth, the more harm they cause. Bacteria cause inflammation of the gums which is commonly know as gingivits. In gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist. If not treated it can lead to a more serious disease called periodontitis, which is inflammation around the tooth.


The gums start to pull away and form pockets that become infected. Bacterial toxins and the body’s natural response to infection start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If left untreated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth… are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.


Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or
dental hygienist can remove built-up tartar.

There is a remedy!

Our skilled Hygienists will perform either a Periodontal Cleaning, Full Mouth Debridement, or Scaling and Root Planning. These processes can dramatically slow the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis.

Full Mouth Debridement

Will enable the dentist(Hygienist) to remove the tartar and plaque from the teeth and to allow the gums to heal and become healthy, so that a proper comprehensive/periodontal evaluation can be done.

Scaling and Root Planing

A careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins.

What’s the next step to protect against oral diseases

Call our offices today at 970.669.6111970.669.6111 FREE or sign-up for our amazing New Patient Special offer. During your visit we will screen for potential issues and diseases and help you build a treatment plan back to great dental health!

We urge you not to delay. At such an
amazing price, you really have nothing
to lose… but your teeth.

During or after your initial visit we can implement one of the following methods to help put your Healthy Smile back on track.

  • Charting and Diagnostic Services
  • Non-Surgical Gum Therapy
  • Periodontal Cleanings
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Detailed Oral Hygiene Education
James K Richards, DDS | NeedDentist.Com
1647 E 18th St. Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: (970) 669.6111
Fax: (970) 667.0971
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