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Periodontal (gum) disease can develop slowly over time, and you may not even notice it until it really begins to cause you pain and troublesome dental issues. However, even if you only miss flossing or brushing your teeth once in a while, it can still creep up on you from the gradual accumulation of tartar, bacteria and plaque. There’s no need to worry, though, because nowadays, if you have gum disease, you can benefit from non-surgical periodontal therapy. This set of less invasive methods of therapy can heal your gum disease and prevent the complications that it often brings. Some of the non-surgical methods include the use of antibiotics and antimicrobials, tray delivery systems, and scaling and root planing. These can all be done with a local anesthetic and are very effective.

Risks of Gum Disease

If gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to a host of problems. There may be bleeding of the gums around the teeth when you are brushing and flossing, or the bone around the tooth foundation may begin to deteriorate, causing your face to have a sunken look. Your gums may shrink, making your teeth appear longer. You may even have teeth that fall out because they do not have an adequate foundation to hold them in place. Gum disease also causes halitosis, or bad breath, and the bacteria can even get into your bloodstream and may cause issues with the heart or other vital organs. That’s why it’s so important to treat gum disease early and to use the most effective and non-invasive methods available.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Arizona Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Dentist Today

If you need general dental care or have gum disease, call to schedule a free consultation with an Arizona non-surgical periodontal therapy dentist today. Our experienced professionals can examine you for gum disease and recommend appropriate treatment that will keep your teeth and gums healthy. At Douglas Family Dentistry, you’ll enjoy state-of-the-art therapies that use the most modern technology. ¬†¬†Visit our website at douglasfamilydentistry.com or call us at 480-948-3680 and schedule a time to come in for a free consultation. We’ll answer any questions you may have and help you develop an effective plan to keep your mouth healthy and functioning well.