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When do dentists suggest periodontal treatment?

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a serious condition that can lead to dangerous infections, tooth loss, and more. Luckily our experienced and highly skilled team at Dental Care in Moon Valley provides gum disease treatment in Phoenix. With our help, gum disease can be controlled and treated. 

Signs You May Need Periodontal Treatment 

Your dentist in Phoenix may recommend periodontal treatment if you experience the following:

Gum Recession 

When gum disease begins to advance or spread, you may experience gum recession. Gum recession can also occur due to hard brushing, a malpositioned tooth, or teeth grinding (bruxism). 

Advancement of Gum Disease 

Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease and is completely reversible. However, if this conditioning continues to spread and advance, periodontal treatment may be necessary. Periodontal treatment prevents the disease from spreading to other areas of your mouth, and this treatment can include deep cleaning, infection treatment, or simply improving your daily oral health care.  

Bone Loss 

Bone loss and tooth loss can occur if gum disease becomes severe. Your dentist may recommend that you receive a deep cleaning specifically for gum disease, also called scaling and planing. This deep cleaning allows your dentist to remove plaque buildup that sits below your gumline. Also, he may suggest a dental extraction or another more effective technique for preventing the infection from spreading. 

Contact Our Dental Office Phoenix Today! 

Depending on your unique case and the severity of the disease, your dentist will determine the best course of action to keep your teeth and gums healthy. To schedule gum disease treatment in North Phoenix, please call our dentist office at (602) 843-6000!

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