Gum Disease Therapy in Glendale, AZ
Glendale General Dentist Providing Gum Disease Therapy
According to the American Dental Association, over 80% of the population has some form of gum disease. Advanced forms of gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease, begin to develop when bacteria that normally exist in the mouth begin to work their way between the teeth and connective threads of the gum tissue. As these germs actively deteriorate the area, teeth become looser and are at risk of falling out altogether. Dr. Steele can use gum disease therapy to treat patients if this develops. The team of Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry is able to identify gum disease during an examination, which is another great reason to never miss a valuable general dentistry appointment. However, if you believe that you need gum disease therapy to revitalize your mouth, call us today.
Dr. Steele only uses gum disease therapy when necessary, and will work with you to help you understand the finer aspects of at-home care and gum disease maintenance.
Signs that you may have gum disease can include:
- loosened teeth.
- tender, aching gums.
- gums that bleed when you brush or floss.
- persistently bad breath, no matter how often you brush.
- receding gums.
- pain when chewing.
When left unchecked, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and even bone deterioration. Some people are at a higher risk than others for gum disease if they have diabetes, are on certain medications, or even if a history of gum disease is present in their family. While there is no cure for gum disease, diligent treatment from Dr. Steele can help slow its progression.
Root planing and scaling is a form of gum disease therapy used by Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry to clear out bacteria from above and underneath the gum line. This delicate procedure is only performed by members of our team who have undergone extensive training and who are skilled at using gum disease therapy to provide relief for our patients. You’ll feel secure knowing that you are taking an active stance to fight gum disease by working with our Glendale staff.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment at Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry. Dr. Steele cares for patients from Glendale, Avondale, Phoenix, North Scottsdale, Deer Valley Village, Peoria and the surrounding Arizona communities. If this will be your first exam with us, please take a moment to briefly review our new patients page, which provides beneficial information for those unfamiliar with our practice. Dr. Steele and the entire Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry team look forward to assisting as you improve and maintain your overall oral health.