Ultrasonic Cleanings Luker Dental dentist in Greeley Colorado Dr. David Lucker

Ultrasonic Cleanings

Ultrasonic Cleanings After a thorough, professional tooth cleaning, you know that your teeth look brighter and feel fresher. But tooth cleaning isn’t just about appearances. It’s the primary means of preventing and treating periodontal (gum) disease. Many studies have demonstrated a possible link between periodontal health and overall (systemic) health — which means regular tooth…

Periodontal Flap Surgery Luker Dental dentist in Greeley Colorado Dr. David Lucker

Periodontal Flap Surgery

Periodontal Flap Surgery When advanced gum disease (periodontitis) develops, your teeth are in danger: At this stage, the ligaments and bone tissue that surround them are being destroyed, and you could even begin losing teeth! If the disease can’t be controlled by non-surgical treatments like cleaning and scaling, then periodontal flap surgery may be your…

Oral Systemic Connection Luker Dental dentist in Greeley Colorado Dr. David Lucker

Oral Systemic Connection

Oral Systemic Connection Maintaining good oral health has many rewards: A sparkling smile, fresh breath, and healthy gums. But recent scientific evidence suggests that it may have an even greater benefit to your overall health: Specifically, it could potentially reduce your risk for a number of systemic (whole-body) diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and…

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Luker Dental dentist in Greeley Colorado Dr. David Lucker

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection caused by bacterial plaque, a thin, sticky layer of microorganisms (called a biofilm) that collects at the gum line in the absence of effective daily oral hygiene. Left for long periods of time, plaque will cause inflammation that can gradually separate the gums from the teeth…

Professional Teeth Cleanings Luker Dental dentist in Greeley Colorado Dr. David Lucker

Professional Teeth Cleanings

Professional Teeth Cleanings Even if you brush and floss your teeth faithfully, it is important that you have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis. (Of course, if you aren’t quite so meticulous about your oral hygiene, it’s even more important!) After a thorough cleaning, your teeth will feel smooth and squeaky-clean, and they…

Gum Grafting Luker Dental dentist in Greeley Colorado Dr. David Lucker

Gum Grafting

Gum Grafting If gum recession is affecting your health or your appearance, a procedure called gingival (gum) grafting may be recommended. Although it might sound scary, a variety of gum grafting procedures are routinely performed by periodontists (specialists in the area of gingival tissue), and by some general dentists with specialized training in this field.…

Cosmetic Gum Surgery Luker Dental dentist in Greeley Colorado Dr. David Lucker

Cosmetic Gum Surgery

Cosmetic Gum Surgery There are many elements that make up an ideal smile; bright, healthy-looking teeth immediately come to mind. But the gum tissue that surrounds and supports those teeth also plays a big role in how appealing your smile will look. There are various cosmetic issues involving gum (gingival) tissue. For example, your smile…

Loose Teeth & Bite Problems Luker Dental dentist in Greeley Colorado Dr. David Lucker

Loose Teeth & Bite Problems

Loose Teeth & Bite Problems When you are a child, your first loose tooth can be cause for celebration; when you are an adult, it definitely is not. Biting and chewing with a tooth that is not securely attached in its socket can be difficult or even painful — and any tooth that becomes loose…