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 970.669.6111or 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

A Loveland native, Dr. Richards loves serving his community. By providing cutting edge technology through modern general dentistry, Dr. Richards is dedicated to the healthy dental hygiene and big, beautiful, bright smiles of his Loveland neighbors.

Patient Portal

Be it your first or next appointment, scheduling should be quick and simple with our easy to fill out digital forms. To schedule an appointment or simply ask the doctor a question, enter our portal now.

Latest Technology

We strive to find and use technologies that will help us provide significant improvements in the quality of our patient care. At our Loveland family dentistry center you will have access to the latest that dental technology has to offer…

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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Monday thru Thursday: 8AM to 5PM
Friday: 8AM to 1PM

Our knowledge and dental experience allows us to eliminate your dental fears. With state of the art dental technology we offer quick non-invasive pain free procedures. We understand your fears and dental anxieties are real. If, you are putting off that trip to the dentist consider our FREE dental consultation to discuss your dental needs, dental fears, and our approach to dentistry.

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