At Plaza Family Dental in Peoria, AZ, our caring and compassionate team is dedicated to providing our patients with quality dental care that includes a variety of preventive and restorative periodontal services.
Why might someone need periodontal care?
Periodontal disease, also known as advanced gum disease, is an infection that affects the tissues surrounding and supporting a person’s teeth. It is caused by bacteria that accumulate on teeth and gums and can lead to inflammation and, in severe cases, tooth loss.
In many cases, patients who experience periodontal disease not only experience oral health-related issues, but when left untreated, the condition can also lead to and exacerbate serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and respiratory issues.
What types of services are involved with periodontal care?
In addition to regular dental cleanings, services can include antibiotic therapy, scaling and root planing, gum surgery, and more.
Regular dental cleanings are important because they remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to periodontal disease. Antibiotic therapy can be very effective in killing the bacteria that are thought to cause periodontal disease while scaling and root planing remove bacteria from teeth and gums. In advanced cases, gum surgery can be necessary to remove damaged tissue and restore gum health.
Are there additional benefits associated with receiving these services?
Periodontal care not only helps prevent and treat periodontal disease, but it also offers cosmetic benefits as these treatments and procedures can improve the appearance of your smile, make your teeth look whiter, and freshen your breath.
At Plaza Family Dental, we understand that receiving periodontal services can be intimidating for some patients. That's why our team provides compassionate care that makes you feel comfortable during your visit. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile – call us today!