Early and Advanced Gum Disease

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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. While gum disease cannot be cured completely, it can be managed and treated effectively to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. Here are some things you can […]

Are Dental Implants Replace Teeth Permanently?

Who is the best candidate for Tucson Dental Implants

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 […]

Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

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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 […]

How to Keep Your Natural Teeth

Tucson Gum Disease Treatment

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 […]

How to Deal with Excessive Gum Bleeding

Gum bleeding is a common problem that many people face. It can be experienced daily, or it can be something that only happens occasionally. However, excessive gum bleeding can signify something more serious and should not be ignored. What Does Excessive Gum Bleeding Means? If you notice bleeding gums more often than usual, it could […]

What is Gingivectomy?

Gingivectomy is a procedure where the gum tissue is removed through a surgical procedure. It can be used to treat gingivitis. Gingivectomy also removes extra gum tissues for cosmetic purposes such as improving one’s smile. Gingivectomy can be recommended if one has gum recession from gum injury, bacterial infection, gum diseases, and aging. These procedures […]

What I Need to Know Before and During a Periodontal Procedure

For individuals with severe gum inflammation, a periodontal procedure may be recommended to remove bacteria that have crept in beneath the gum line, making brushing and flossing teeth easier. A periodontal procedure also helps reshape the bone structure, strengthen the support and prevent future gum infection. Preparation for a Periodontal Procedure Before a periodontal procedure, […]

Teeth Scaling Treatment: All You Need to Know

Dental scaling, also known as teeth scaling, is a standard procedure performed to remove plaque and tartar from teeth. Tartar is a form of plaque that is hardened and can only be removed with special dental instruments. If you leave this untreated, tartar can lead to gum disease and other oral health problems. What Is […]

Is It Painful To Undergo A Gum Graft?

You may need a gum graft if you have receding gums as a result of periodontal disease. If your teeth are appearing longer than they should and you have increased sensitivity due to an exposed tooth structure, your gums may be contributing to the problem. Luckily, there is a solution for repairing receded gums that […]