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Gingival grafting around teeth and dental implants

The gum tissue that is closely adherent to the necks of your teeth is called keratinized gingival tissue. The keratinized tissue in your mouth holds your teeth in place and protects the roots and bone. Loss of this keratinized tissue results in exposure of tooth...

Gingivitis and Periodontitis

  Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed something OFF about your smile? It could be that your gums look swollen or puffy or might've changed color to a bright red or even purple. Your teeth may be looking taller than usual or you may also have noticed that...

Here’s what you need to know about a gum graft

  When it comes to achieving the perfect smile that dreams are made of, nothing is more of a buzzkill than receded gums, whether it's just around a single tooth or involving multiple teeth. They can make your teeth look disproportionate and long, ruining the complete...

Gum Recession

Healthy gums function to keep the teeth tightly anchored, covering the entire length of the root. Gum recession refers to the process of gum tissue gradually pulling back from the teeth to reveal tooth roots. The exposure of tooth roots can be a serious health concern...

Oral Sedation

Drs. Heller, Beckman, Thousand, and Hyer want you to become more familiar with different sedation options that we provide at Periodontal Associates during surgeries. What is sedation? The definition of sedation is the administration of a sedative drug to produce a...

Stop Getting Visits from The Tooth Fairy

Drs. Heller, Beckman, Thousand, and Hyer want to let you know that February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day! When you were younger, losing your baby teeth was exciting because you earned a visit from the tooth fairy. You also knew that another tooth would soon take...

Is Your Heart Healthy for Valentine’s Day?

Drs. Heller, Beckman, Thousand and Hyer would like you to know that there is a link between the health of your gums, and the health of your heart. How could those two possibly be related? Well, everyone is aware of what plaque is, right? It’s that buildup of bacteria,...

Quick Tips for Healthy Oral Hygiene

Improving your oral hygiene by adding small changes to your daily routine can make all of the difference in achieving oral health. All of our doctors here at Periodontal Associates in Aurora and Littleton help create a system that works for you. Following these quick...

Dental Phobia

Are you embarrassed with your smile… you are not alone! For the longest time I have always had plaque buildup on my teeth.  My gums were always inflamed, sore and bleeding. When it came to visiting the dentist, it was incredibly embarrassing for me, and I would put my...

What is Gingivitis?

We have all had that grandparent that has joked with us as kids by popping out their dentures, which is hilarious!  But... It's not quite as funny when it's YOUR teeth! What is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. This can be caused by plaque...

5 Reasons to See a Periodontist

During this Pandemic of COVID-19, our office is taking extra precautions to ensure your safety. Drs Dr. Heller, Beckman, Thousand, Hyer, and Versman want to be sure that all existing and potential new patients feel safe and comfortable when they arrive at the office....

  • K. D.K. D.

    I received excellent care from Dr. Heller and his office for a gum graft. The procedure went well and the result is excellent. Thank you!

  • Denise G.Denise G.

    My husband and I both recommend Dr. Heller and the team at Periodontal Associates. We have each had two rounds of gum grafts with excellent outcomes. The...

  • Alissa H.Alissa H.

    I saw Dr. Hyer for a crown lengthening procedure. Everyone at the office was incredibly nice and helpful throughout my visits. They worked with my...

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