Good Tips to Prevent and Treat Gum Disease
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, cannot be “cured” in the way we think of a normal ailment. As we age, we become more susceptible to conditions like gingivitis which lead to the deterioration of the gumline and eventually cause tooth damage. There are a wide range treatments, but some tips you can practice […]
Are Dental Implants Replace Teeth Permanently?
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. While they are designed to be a long-lasting solution, they may not necessarily last forever. How long a dental implant lasts can depend on several factors, including how well it is cared for and maintained over time. Southern Arizona Periodontics has been providing […]
What Exactly Is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, as well as the placement of dental implants. Periodontal disease is a common condition that occurs when bacteria in the mouth irritate and inflame the gums, causing them to pull away from the teeth and form pockets […]
Spotting Gum Disease Early On
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common condition that affects the gums and can lead to serious oral health problems if left untreated. It’s important to be able to recognize the signs of gum disease so that you can take action early and prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. In […]
Dental Implants Vs. Dentures
Dental implants and dentures are two common options for replacing missing teeth. Both can restore the function and appearance of your smile, but they have some key differences. One of the main advantages of dental implants is that they are permanent. Unlike dentures, which must be removed and cleaned daily, dental implants are surgically attached […]
Do Dental Implants Last Forever?
Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution for missing teeth, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. However, like all medical devices, dental implants can fail over time. The success rate of dental implants is generally high, with studies showing that they have a success rate of 95-98%. How Long Do […]
Dental Bridge or All-On-4 Dental Implants
We get a lot of questions from people here in Tucson about the different options for replacing teeth. Patients with missing or failing teeth eventually come to a decision – should you solve the problem with a dental bridge or dental implants? Usually, this comes as a cost-benefit analysis. Dental bridges and dental implants offer […]
How to Keep Your Natural Teeth
Periodontists are not one of the standard dental health professionals most people hear about on a regular basis. Despite that over the course of your life, you may find that we’re one of your new best friends! Most of the time patients begin to see us once they encounter oral health complications or begin to […]
Gum Health Means Total Body Health
Do you know that Periodontal disease may increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and dementia? It’s true! We’ve been learning more and more over the decades as we gain a better understanding of how complex our health is that Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. But the damage […]
What are the FAQs about Periodontitis
The gums and connective tissues that hold your teeth in place are infected with periodontal disease—plaque and tartar build-up on and between teeth and along the gum line, starting the process. Plaque bacteria release acids and other poisons that irritate and cause inflammation of the gum tissue unless they are eradicated by regular brushing and […]