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How can we help you?

Your dental needs are a very personal thing, and you deserve to have all the information you need to make sound decisions about certain treatments or procedures. We don't just tell you what we think is best for you. Our dentists in Phoenix, AZ take the time to explain what the procedure is, why it's necessary, and how it will benefit you in the long-term. So we welcome and encourage your questions, because it's the best way for us to know what's on your mind.

Here are a few of the questions we hear most often, but you may have others that you don't see here. Please don't ever hesitate to contact our dentist office at (602) 843-6000 if you're looking for more information. 

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The short answer is no; there is no way to regrow gum tissue once it is lost. When the dentist notices an issue with receding gums caused by something like periodontal disease, treatment becomes all about prevention to keep the receding from getting worse and management to help the patient compensate for the gum loss through patient education and extra care. 

Even after the periodontal disease is gone, the receded gumline will always pose an additional risk of dental issues, requiring extra care and more attention from the dentist and patient.

What Options Do I Have for My Receding Gum Line? 

Just because gums can't grow back doesn't mean there is no hope. There are several options for treating receding gum line issues, like grafts. This is less important than conquering the underlying condition causing the receding. For the health of your teeth, the only option you don't have is to do nothing. Ignoring the problem can cause a host of issues for your teeth, comfort, and dental health.

Issues like periodontal disease have passed the point where you can't treat it at home. No amount of flossing or mouthwash will eliminate the bacteria and plaque likely to live under the gumline, so vowing to step up your dental routine won't cut it. It would be best if you had a dentist on your side who can assess the situation, determine the underlying causes, and help you develop a game plan for stopping further damage.

Find a Dentist Who Is on Your Side

Dental Care at Moon Valley is proud to serve the greater Phoenix, AZ area providing a wide range of services, including treating gum disease and mitigating receding gums. Contact us if you are looking for help getting your smile back.

Are you tired of dental practices where you feel you’re expected to work around their schedule? At Dental Care at Moon Valley, we believe the opposite should be true. Our schedule is specifically created with your busy lifestyle in mind. We’re open early at 7 AM Monday through Thursday and by appointment only on Friday, so you can conveniently schedule an appointment before work or school. You’ll receive the essential dental care you need, and you don’t have to rearrange your life to do it!

Affordable Dental Care in North Phoenix

We work with many dental insurance plans, including Delta, Cigna, Assurant, Humana, and others, but we’re happy to file all insurance claims promptly and at no charge. Our financial coordinator will gladly analyze your insurance benefits as they apply to the proposed treatment. We want you to know exactly what to expect beforehand to be fully informed before making any decisions.

If you’re interested in financing your treatment or covering out-of-pocket expenses, we’ll be happy to tell you about interest-free CareCredit. This financial option works like a healthcare credit card, allowing you to spread your treatment cost into convenient monthly payments. You won’t be charged any interest once the balance is paid within the agreed-upon time frame.

Contact Dental Care at Moon Valley Today!

Call (602) 843-6000 today to schedule your next exam with Dr. Chad Hines, DDS or Dr. Jonathan Keller, DMD!

Dental Care at Moon Valley is located off 7th Street and Bell Road in North Phoenix, near Lookout Mountain. We are always accepting new patients, so contact us today! 

Couple sleeping peacefully after sleep apnea treatment in 85022If you or your partner snore excessively or wake up feeling fatigued and then drag through the rest of your day, you may have sleep apnea.

The first line of treatment for severe sleep apnea is a CPAP machine that helps keep the airway open while you sleep. But many patients don’t use the CPAP as prescribed because they find it bulky, noisy, and uncomfortable to wear.

However, sleep apnea treatment is a non-invasive approach that is appropriate for patients with mild sleep apnea or those who can’t tolerate the CPAP.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep-related breathing disorder. When you fall asleep, your tongue naturally falls back toward your throat. Sometimes this movement blocks your airway to the point that you can’t breathe freely.

Since you can’t breathe, your body is deprived of oxygen, and the result is a loud gasping snort as you finally catch a breath. For some patients, this can occur hundreds of times a night, with each episode lasting ten seconds or longer.

While our dentist office in Phoenix does not provide sleep apnea treatment anymore, we would be happy to refer you to a nearby specialist! Give Dental Care at Moon Valley a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule a dental exam. 

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