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Protect Your Pearly Whites with Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease is the most common oral health condition in the U.S., with nearly 48% of adults aged 30 and older and 70% aged 65 and older affected to some degree. In addition to age, risk factors include poor oral hygiene and/or nutrition, tobacco use, genetics, stress, teeth clenching (bruxism) and certain systemic diseases (e.g., diabetes). Gum disease is caused by bacterial plaque and associated toxins that can turn into tartar (calculus) if not adequately removed. Early-stage periodontal disease called gingivitis can cause inflammation, bleeding gums and gum infection. Without early intervention from a periodontist or trained dentist like Dr. Eddie Harsini, advanced gum disease (periodontitis) can lead to formation of periodontal pockets and eventual tooth loss. 

If you do require gum disease treatment in Phoenix, AZ we’re the team to trust.

If you’re experiencing red, swollen or tender gums that bleed when you brush, we encourage you to schedule prompt gum disease treatment in Phoenix, AZ to protect your smile, oral health and systemic health. We accept insurance from multiple insurance companies and offer third-party financing because we never want deductibles or co-pays to be a barrier to seeking the prompt gum disease treatment your smile deserves.

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Gum Disease Warning Signs

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Targeted Treatment for Gum Disease

Every time you visit Phoenix Implant Clinics for your biannual exam and cleaning, we perform gum screenings to ensure your gums are healthy or to detect inflammation before it damages your oral health. Our office is equipped with the latest diagnostic technology and diode lasers to deliver comfortable, predictable and efficient gum disease treatment. Using a small probe, we’re able to measure the size of pockets around your teeth and determine the most appropriate treatment. From early-stage gingivitis treatment in Phoenix, AZ to advanced-stage periodontitis procedures, our team relies on evidence-based methods to prevent gum disease from progressing. With regular professional care, maintenance and good oral health habits, gum disease doesn’t have to damage your smile ever again!

Select Gum Disease Treatments

Scaling and root planning is a deep cleaning focused specifically on treating gums and roots of teeth that are impacted by gingivitis or chronic periodontitis. During this procedure, Dr. Harsini removes any plaque and bacteria from below your gumline, then gently smooths out the tooth roots. This procedure reduces the risk of plaque and bacteria from impacting your gums again and helps prevent reinfection.

Periodontist studies indicate that after scaling and root planing, bacteria can form on gums and teeth almost immediately. Frequent removal of bacteria beneath the gumline can help control inflammation. Although it may not be possible to completely reverse periodontal disease, our team has found that this type of gum disease treatment in Phoenix, AZ is highly effective for halting its progress. We’ll determine how often you need this done, but in general, periodontal maintenance is recommended every three to four months.

Also known as pocket reduction surgery, a periodontist or trained dentist performs this procedure to gain access to diseased root and bone areas, remove bacteria and infected gum tissue and reduce pockets. In addition to a local anesthetic to numb your gums, we offer sedation if you wish. A small incision is made along your gumline, then your gums are folded back and bacteria is removed. Next, damaged or irregularly shaped bone is smoothed out to help prevent new bacteria growth and reinfection. If bone is severely damaged, bone grafts and guided tissue regenerative membranes may be used. Then gums are sutured back into place and covered with a dental dressing to manage bleeding.

Peri-implantitis is an aggressive, destructive inflammatory process that impacts soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants. In early stages, you may experience swollen gums, tenderness and mouth sensitivity. When soft tissues become inflamed and the condition is left untreated, the alveolar bone (hard tissue) surrounding the implant can get resorbed, which can lead to losing the dental implant. If surgical treatment is needed, we use a minimally-invasive laser to reduce bacteria, treat the damaged bone and save the implant from failure, with less pain and discomfort than conventional treatment.

Tender Gums Deserve Attention, So Don’t Delay!

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