Welcome to My Family Dentist, your go-to place for smiles in Sedona, AZ! Dr. Chris Marsh and our team are here to guide you through the journey of achieving and maintaining a healthy smile. One of the key services we offer is Periodontal Therapy, a specialized treatment designed to combat gum disease and help you keep your teeth for life.

What Is Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal therapy is a suite of treatments aimed at stopping periodontal disease (commonly known as gum disease) in its tracks and repairing the damage it causes. Whether you’re facing early signs of gum disease or dealing with more advanced issues, Dr. Chris Marsh has the expertise to bring your gums back to health.

Causes of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease doesn’t just pop up overnight. It’s usually the result of a combination of factors, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking or using tobacco
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Certain illnesses, like diabetes
  • Medications that reduce saliva flow

Understanding these causes can help in preventing periodontal disease from taking hold.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Keep an eye out for these warning signs:

  • Bleeding gums during or after brushing
  • Swollen, red, or tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums

Noticing these symptoms early can make a big difference in treatment outcomes.

Periodontal Therapy Options

At My Family Dentist, we personalize your treatment plan based on the severity of your gum disease. Options include:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: A deep-cleaning procedure that removes tartar from above and below the gum line.
  • Gum Graft Surgery: To cover exposed roots or develop gum tissue where absent.
  • Periodontal Maintenance: Regular cleanings to keep gum disease at bay.

Post-Treatment Care

After your treatment, we’ll guide you through a care plan to ensure your gums heal properly and remain healthy. This includes personalized hygiene instructions and scheduling regular follow-ups.

Periodontal Therapy FAQ

  • Will it hurt? Comfort is our priority. We use the latest techniques to minimize discomfort during and after the procedure.
  • How long does recovery take? Recovery times vary depending on the treatment, but we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Pricing and Insurance

Investing in periodontal therapy is investing in your health and well-being. We offer transparent pricing and work with a variety of insurance plans. More than just a cost, it’s about the long-term benefits for your oral and overall health. For specific questions about your insurance coverage or our payment options, please give us a call.

Call to Schedule an Appointment Today

Ready to take the first step towards healthier gums? Dr. Chris Marsh and our dedicated team at My Family Dentist in Sedona, AZ, are here to help. Call us at (928) 282-3246 to schedule your appointment and let’s talk about how we can bring back your healthy smile with periodontal therapy.