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Periodontal Disease Services in Scottsdale, AZ
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious oral health condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It is caused by a build-up of bacteria in the mouth, which leads to inflammation and infection of the gums. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and even systemic health problems. It is important to seek treatment for periodontal disease as early as possible to prevent its progression and maintain optimal oral health. At Scottsdale Perfect Smiles, our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for patients with periodontal disease. We offer a range of treatments to help patients manage and treat their condition, including deep cleanings, scaling and root planing, and periodontal surgery. Our compassionate and experienced team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Symptoms of periodontal disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums; persistent bad breath; loose or shifting teeth; and changes in the fit of dentures or other dental appliances. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek treatment from a qualified dental professional as soon as possible. Early detection and treatment of periodontal disease can help to prevent further damage to your oral health.
Treatments for Periodontal Disease at Scottsdale Perfect Smiles
Treatment for periodontal disease usually begins with a thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. This is followed by a period of daily home care, which may involve brushing, flossing, and the use of antimicrobial mouthwash. In more advanced cases, more extensive treatments such as scaling and root planing or gum surgery may be necessary. The type of treatment recommended will depend on the severity of the disease and the specific needs of the patient. At Scottsdale Perfect Smiles, our team of skilled and compassionate dentists will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and goals.
Professional Cleaning with scaling & Root Planing
Professional cleanings, also known as scaling and root planing, are a crucial part of treating periodontal disease. These cleanings involve the removal of plaque and tartar from the teeth and below the gumline, as well as smoothing out the root surfaces of the teeth to help prevent future build-up. Professional cleanings are often done in conjunction with other treatments, such as the use of antimicrobial mouthwashes or antibiotics, to help kill bacteria and reduce inflammation in the gums. By receiving regular professional cleanings, patients with periodontal disease can help control the progression of the disease and improve their oral health.
Improved Oral Hygiene
Improving oral hygiene is a crucial step in preventing and treating periodontal disease. Proper oral hygiene includes brushing teeth twice a day, flossing daily, using an antimicrobial mouth rinse, and having regular professional cleanings. By maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, you can help to remove plaque and bacteria that can contribute to the development of periodontal disease. Additionally, regular cleanings at the dentist's office can help to remove hard-to-reach plaque and tartar that can contribute to gum disease. It's important to remember that even if you have periodontal disease, improving your oral hygiene can help to slow the progression of the disease and prevent it from getting worse. By working together with your dental care team, you can develop a personalized plan for improving your oral hygiene and maintaining good oral health.
Medication can be an effective treatment option for periodontal disease. There are several different types of medication that can be used to treat periodontal disease, including antimicrobials, which kill the bacteria that cause the infection, and anti-inflammatory medications, which reduce inflammation and swelling in the gums. Your dentist or periodontist at Scottsdale Perfect Smiles will recommend the most appropriate medication for your specific case based on the severity of your disease and any underlying health conditions you may have. In addition to medication, your dentist or periodontist may also recommend professional cleanings and improved oral hygiene practices to help manage and treat your periodontal disease.
Surgery may be necessary in more severe cases of periodontal disease in order to remove infected tissue and restore the health of the gums. Some common surgical procedures used to treat periodontal disease include gum grafting, which involves taking healthy gum tissue from another area of the mouth and attaching it to the affected area to cover exposed roots; pocket reduction surgery, which involves removing excess gum tissue and reshaping the gums to reduce pockets around the teeth; and bone grafting, which involves replacing lost or damaged bone tissue in the jaw in order to support the teeth. At Scottsdale Perfect Smiles, our team of skilled dentists is equipped to provide a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments to help patients overcome periodontal disease and maintain healthy gums.
Get The Periodontal Disease Care You Need
At Scottsdale Perfect Smiles, we understand the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and the impact it has on your overall health. That's why we offer a range of periodontal disease services to help our patients maintain healthy gums and prevent the progression of gum disease. Our team of skilled and experienced dentists, including Dr. Feldhake and Dr. Rappa, are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients and helping them achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. If you are concerned about the health of your gums or have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, we invite you to contact us and schedule a consultation today!
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