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Gum Disease Treatment

gum disease treatmentGum disease is extremely common. About half of all adults have some degree of gingivitis or gum inflammation, and between 4 and 12 percent have advanced periodontal disease. Periodontal tissues are the soft tissues that surround and anchor your teeth. They are vulnerable to the oral bacteria that naturally live in your mouth. Good dental hygiene and regular professional cleanings can help reduce the risk of gum disease, which can lead to serious consequences if left untreated and allowed to progress. Our expert in gum disease treatment in Phoenix offers treatments to control every stage of gum disease.

In its earliest stages, gum disease can usually be treated conservatively. Good dental hygiene and a professional deep cleaning may be all that is needed to get your smile glowing again. Some patients may need additional therapy with antibiotics or topical antimicrobials. This helps control bacteria so that the gums can heal.

Gum Disease Treatment Phoenix

Once the condition has extended below the gum line to reach the periodontal ligament or jawbone, surgery may be needed. Our Phoenix gum disease treatment expert can help you explore your options and locate the best surgical treatment for you. Pocket reduction surgery is one option that can be used when periodontal pockets become deep and difficult to clean. During this procedure, the pockets will be cleaned and the roots of the teeth smoothed in a process known as scaling and root planing, or SRP. The pockets will then be surgically tightened to reduce their size.

Once gum disease has reached the deeper tissues, our expert in gum disease treatment in Phoenix may recommend grafts. Gum and bone grafts can help restore lost tissues and protect your smile from further damage. These grafts can be used to save teeth, or they can be used in preparation for the placement of dental implants. Dental implants are special restorations that replace both the roots and the crowns of the missing teeth. In most cases, an SRP will need to be performed before the surgical procedure to reduce the plaque, tartar and bacteria buildup in the pockets.

Our Phoenix gum disease treatment expert can provide you with multiple treatment options based on your specific needs. A complete periodontal evaluation will be necessary to determine the extent of the problem. After your treatment, you will need to maintain good dental hygiene and follow all aftercare recommendations to help your gums heal and reduce the risk of further damage. Give us a call today to find out more or to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Phoenix.


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