The dental specialty that focuses on the gums and other structures that surround and support the teeth is called periodontics. Treatment for gum disease and periodontitis as well as getting dental implants are considered to be periodontal procedures. Some dentists are trained to care for a variety of periodontal conditions while other oral circumstances must be treated by a periodontist.
Dr. David Evans, member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, can assist you with periodontal needs such as scaling and root planing at his private practice in Boulder, CO. Scaling is the process of removing all the plaque and tartar from the exposed tooth as well as the portion of the tooth under the gumline. Root planing involves smoothing out the root of the teeth to help gum reattachment.
More intricate procedures such as crown lengthening, laser gum surgery, frenectomies, dental implants, and Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation are administered by a trained periodontist. Colorado native, Dr. Pearl Lai is a Periodontist that recently joined Dr. Evans’ team. Completing her periodontics residency at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Dr. Lai is highly trained and equipped to assist you with your periodontal needs.
The Boulder dental office of Dr. David Evans has state of the art technology and laser equipment available to ensure comfort and quality for all your oral hygiene needs. If you are experiencing red, sore, or bleeding gums you may have a periodontal condition that needs to be treated before it becomes worse. Schedule an appointment with Dr. David Evans if you need a routine or preventative check-up or call immediately if you have dental concerns that can’t wait.