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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Periodontal Treatment

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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. 

Periodontal Treatment

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.

Schedule an Exam at Our Phoenix Dental Office

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 at (602) 843-6000 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chad Hines, DDS

Graphic of periodontal treatment at dentist in Phoenix Periodontal disease (also referred to as gingivitis) is the number one cause of tooth loss today. Gum disease causes tooth loss because it’s an infection that attacks your gums and the bones that hold your teeth in place.

Gum Disease Treatment

If you have gum disease, one of the first things you’ll probably notice that your gums bleed when brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods. Some other symptoms to look for are:

  • Puffy or inflamed gums that are tender to the touch
  • Chronic bad breath that remains even after brushing or using mouthwash
  • Teeth that feel like they’re coming loose

One of the reasons that gum disease is so prevalent is that it can progress to severe stages without presenting any symptoms at all. This is why routine exams and cleanings are crucial – they’re the best way to catch gum disease in its early stages before too much damage has been done.

Contact Our Phoenix Dentist Office to Schedule An Exam

If you do have advanced gum disease, don’t worry – we offer effective periodontal treatment in Phoenix that can eliminate the infection and get your oral health back on track. Please call our dentist office to arrange your next dental cleaning and exam. We can make sure your mouth is healthy and free of disease!

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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