Periodontal Treatment in Glendale, Arizona
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If you’re a newcomer to the Phoenix area – or if you’ve been putting your next visit to the dentist off for too long – you may be in need of the services of a good Glendale periodontist. We’d be happy to assist you with any and all of your periodontal treatment needs, and our expert help has been instrumental in keeping a lot of smiles in Glendale and the greater Phoenix area healthy and happy over the years.
Periodontal Care – What Is It?
Periodontal care is a very important part of the wider discipline of oral health and hygiene. Its province involves all of the connective tissues which link the teeth together with the jaws. These include the gums, and collectively they’re all known as the periodontium. Periodontists are professional dentists who have further specialized in caring for the tissues that make up the periodontium.
Potential Periodontal Problems
We’re proud to be the Glendale periodontist’s office that increasing numbers of patients entrust with their smiles. Expert periodontal care can help resolve a wide range of oral health issues. By far the most common problems we deal with are gingivitis and periodontal disease, AKA gum disease.
These are closely related conditions, both of which are caused by persistent inflammation and infection of the gums. Gingivitis is the less-severe version of the problem, characterized by soreness, bleeding, and tenderness of the gums. Gingivitis can often be corrected with a basic in-office cleaning and improvements to your home tooth care routine. Periodontal disease calls for more thorough treatment in order to prevent tooth loss.
We help patients avoid the risk of developing gum disease by providing thorough cleaning services to eliminate tartar and plaque buildup. Regular cleaning ensures that the microorganisms responsible for gingivitis and periodontal disease do not get a chance to take root on your teeth.
Periodontal cleaning involves both supragingival (above the gum) and subgingival (below the gum) techniques. Subgingival cleaning is particularly effective because there is no way for patients to remove material from pockets beneath the gum line at home. Advanced gum pocket cleaning may involve root planning (see below).
Any good periodontist in Phoenix AZ can handle preventative care like tooth cleaning. We provide our patients with more extensive solutions to virtually any periodontal problem, though. A wide range of different techniques are available to help correct and prevent periodontal disease, and we put them all at our patients’ disposal.
Examples of cutting-edge periodontal treatments include laser treatment, root planning, ultrasonic debridement, and antimicrobial medication. In all cases, the intent of our periodontal work is to eliminate the source of infection that threatens our patients’ teeth and restore them to both health function and appearance.
The Importance of Regular Treatment
The truth of the matter is that the vast majority of issues we help patients with could be preventable. Good home tooth care and regular dental check-ups are almost always enough to prevent periodontal disease and keep your teeth healthy. Just remember that regularly-scheduled visits for cleaning and inspection with a dental professional are a necessity! If you’ve gone without dental care for too long, we can help you get back on track to an attractive, trouble-free smile.