Summit View Periodontics
Dr. Christopher Sakkaris
Gum Disease Therapy and Dental Implants
Call: (303) 450-3144

FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: What options are there for cleaning between my teeth?

Q: What is a periodontal maintenance (PM) visit?

Q: How often do periodontal maintenance (PM) visits need to be performed?

Q: Why do I need to keep coming back to your office for my PMVs? Can’t my dentist just do them?

Q: My periodotnal cleanings can be so painful during and after that I dread going to them. Why?

Q: My teeth hurt when I have my teeth cleaned, so can you numb them first?

Q: Should I bring my bite guard ("night guard") to my appointments?