Gum Disease

Our Gum Treatment Can Give You A Truly Healthy Smile

From early childhood, we’re all taught the importance of brushing and flossing on a daily basis.  Your parents, teachers, dentists, and others have probably reminded you throughout your lifetime that you need to take care of your teeth.  But, do you really understand why it’s so crucial to take proper care of your teeth and gums?

Proper brushing and flossing do more than just protect your teeth from cavities and leave your mouth feeling fresh.  The purpose of having proper oral hygiene is to avoid having a build-up of harmful bacteria that grow, linger, and multiply in our mouths, especially on the teeth and under the gum tissue.  The mouth is the ideal place for certain types of bacteria to grow, and gingivitis and periodontitis (types of gum disease) are almost guaranteed without proper dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist!

Poor Dental Hygiene Can Mean Poor Health In Other Areas

Several studies along with emerging medical research have proven a strong connection between gum disease and all sorts of health risks including:

  • Lung infections
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Low birth weights/pre-term births in pregnant women

Having poor gum health not only affects the overall health of your mouth (and is the leading cause of toothloss in America) but the entire health of your body.  If you believe that you may be suffering from gum disease, contact Dr. Pappas for gum treatment in Phoenix.

How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?

When it comes to gum disease, the symptoms are often telltale.  Unlike other types of dental problems, the symptoms that come about as a result of poor gum health are obvious and should be treated immediately.  Symptoms usually include:

  • Bleeding and/or sore gums
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Bad breath that never goes away
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Pain when chewing
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you just may need gum treatment.   Gum disease is not a problem to leave untreated.  To have your gum disease in Phoenix diagnosed and treated properly, come to Dr. Pappas.  He is an experienced dentist who knows how to keep your mouth healthy.

Laser Gum Treatment

While there are plenty of different treatments used to treat gum disease, Dr. Pappas prefers to use laser therapy.  Laser gum treatment is an alternative to some types of invasive gum surgery.  Following the removal of visible build-up around the teeth, the use of concentrated laser light is used to vaporize bacteria and unhealthy tissue.   Laser treatment and proper at home care promotes tissue healing within the gums and keeps the disease causing bacteria responsible for gingivitis and periodontal disease from returning.  This treatment method not only stops progression of gum disease but at the same time is able to stimulate those cells within the mouth so that healthy gum and bone tissue regeneration can occur.

Perioscopy – an alternative to gum surgery

Advanced periodontal or gum disease is caused in large part by bacterial colonies that have accumulated in deep pockets around the teeth.  Traditionally, advanced gum disease required extensive and painful surgery to clean theses hidden areas.  The Perioscope allows the visualization and cleaning of these areas without the discomfort of surgery.  A miniaturized fiberoptic camera with up to 48 times magnification allows Dr. Pappas and his staff to see and treat areas below the gumline that are otherwise impossible to reach without surgery.  Dr. Pappas is one of only a handful of dentists in Arizona who is trained to use this valuable technology.

Take Care of Your Gums and Your Body

Ignoring gum disease will only make it worse!  Instead, come to Dr. Pappas, a dentist in Phoenix who can diagnose and treat your gum disease.  We will always provide you with the highest quality, state-of-the-art dental care possible.  With technologies such as Laser Gum Therapy, we are sure we can provide you with the dental care you deserve.  Call our Phoenix dental office today at 602.680.5356 to schedule an appointment or to voice any questions or concerns you have.  You may also contact us online.  We are here to serve you!

Book A Gum Disease Consultation Today

If you have any questions about gum disease, you can call our Phoenix office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment.  Contact us at 602.680.5356 to schedule an appointment (or book one online) to meet with Dr. Pappas to discuss porcelain veneers.  Perfect your smile with the help of porcelain veneers placed by Dr. Pappas…you won’t regret it!Contact Us Now!


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