Southern Arizona Periodontics specializes in a wide range of non-surgical periodontal treatments. These treatments are typically our first line of defense against periodontal disease and other health challenges.
One of the reasons our patients seek the specialized care of a periodontist is that the care we provide cannot simply be a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Each one of our patients has specific needs that are individual to them and we approach each patient to build a plan specific to their oral health.
Click on the links below the learn more about the non-surgical periodontal treatments we offer:
Root Scaling and Planning
This thorough cleaning removes plaque and calculus deposits above and below the gumline, which then allows the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth.
This procedure is for patients who have previously been treated for periodontal disease and is typically started after the completion of active periodontal therapy.
Oral Cancer Screening
We are now able to detect precancerous cells years before oral cancer ever starts. Our specially designed process is simple and can provide accurate information about a potentially disastrous health concern.
Locally Delivered Chemotherapeutics
Antibiotics or irrigation with anti-microbials may be recommended to help control the growth of bacteria usually after scaling and root planing to further control infection and encourage normal healing.