Gum Disease Treatment

Treat Periodontal Disease in Phoenix

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Three out of four Americans have gum disease, which can be more damaging to oral health than cavities. There is little to no pain associated with the early stage of gum disease, so many people are unaware they are affected. Untreated, gum disease can lead to painful, tender gums, bad breath, jaw deterioration and tooth loss. The bacteria associated with gum disease can also negatively impact vital systems of the body, including the heart, lungs, and kidneys.

Gum health is of primary concern at Harris Dental. Our hygienists specialize in the identification of bacterial infection, and customize treatment for each individual patient according to their specific needs. They use the latest in ultrasonic and laser instruments to treat and repair damaged tissues, and to restore oral health. Caring for your smile goes beyond creating straight, bright teeth; a great smile begins with pink, healthy gums, so come visit our Phoenix area location.

Periodontal Disease Symptoms and Risks

Periodontal disease is usually indicated by a variety of symptoms. If you have a combination of any of these signs, there is a chance that you may need gum disease treatment:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Teeth that appear longer
  • Teeth that feel loose
  • Pus around the gums or teeth
  • Gums that are pulling away from your teeth
  • Frequent or constant bad smelling breath

On top of all of these symptoms, gum disease has been linked in a number of studies to other health problems. Some of these problems include:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes complications
  • Babies with low birth weights from pregnant mothers
  • Premature birth of babies from pregnant mothers
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Having periodontal disease is a serious risk to your long term health. One of the very best things that you can do for your gum health is to get a regular tooth cleaning. During a tooth cleaning our team will work to clear away built up plaque and tartar that contributes to this disease.

At Harris Dental, we also offer a cutting edge perio program that assists our patients with combating periodontal disease. Our perio program uses modern treatment technologies (such as OralDNA) that can comfortably and effectively fight back against the bacterial infections that cause this problem.

Get Gum Disease Treatment in Phoenix!

If you have gum disease, we want to help you receive gum disease treatment that will assist you in returning to optimal oral health. If you have questions about gum disease, gum disease treatment or anything else, please call, text, or email us today in Phoenix!

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“For the first time in years, my condition improved…”

"I have had gum disease for years, no matter how religiously I floss, and other hygienists have had no luck getting it under control. When I moved to Phoenix and started seeing Susan, she used every tool at her disposal and was incredibly persistent in treating me, so that for the first time in years, my condition improved. She also responded to me long distance when I was living out of state for several months and had questions about my gum health. The staff here is friendly, professional and very good at what they do."

– Cathy B –

“Friendly staff, attentive care – can’t recommend enough!”

"I have been going to Harris Dental since I was a child, and the service is nothing short of impeccable. In particular, I can't say enough good things about Susan, my dental hygienist. My father and I both have health issues that impact our gum health, and Susan has not only been incredibly understanding of our medical history, but also has taken it into consideration when performing our routine cleanings, using special techniques and cleaning approaches in order to ensure that we get the best care possible. Friendly staff, attentive care - can't recommend enough!"

– Edith A –

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