Periodontal disease affects millions of Americans. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is caused by harmful bacteria trapped in your mouth. Gum disease can cause pain and swollen, red gums. If you are experiencing gum disease, then our Family Dental Care dentists in Mesa, AZ can provide you with relief. Read on to learn more about periodontal therapy.

Do I Need Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal diseases are caused by a variety of factors. Some of these are the following:

  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Malnutrition
  • Family history of gum disease
  • Buildup of plaque

Gum disease symptoms include red and swollen gums, loose teeth, bleeding teeth, and even an abscess. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then contact your Mesa dentist for help.

What is Involved with Periodontal Therapy?

Our dentists at Family Dental Care are highly trained in treating gum disease. Your dentist will remove the pockets of bacteria around your teeth. Once we remove the bacteria, we recommend frequent dental cleaning visits with your dentist to prevent the bacteria from returning. If your teeth have become too loose, then your dentists may recommend a gum disease surgery to remove the harmful bacteria completely. Scaling and planing is another common and effective method to remove bacteria. Feel free to ask your dentist any questions you may have about the different therapy options.

Contact our Mesa, AZ dentists if you are in need of periodontal therapy. Schedule your next appointment with one of our dentists today!