Dr. Mark Anderson offers a number of treatments to help manage gum disease and improve your oral health. Our periodontist and team will check your mouth for signs of periodontal disease during each of your regular exams, and if you are diagnosed, we will work with you to determine the extent of the disease and create a treatment plan that meets your needs. We invite you to call Anderson Family Dentistry at 480-633-3447 to learn more about periodontics in Mesa, Arizona, and to schedule your one-on-one consultation.
Our periodontal services include:
Your gums play an important role in protecting your mouth and overall health. In addition to providing a beautiful frame for your smile, they defend against harmful oral bacteria. When left untreated, this bacteria can cause damage to your teeth, to the point of losing them, and can even contribute to health issues such as heart and respiratory problems or complicated conditions like diabetes.
Several factors can contribute to gum disease, including tobacco use, hormonal changes and genetics. However, the primary cause is the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. Over time, this buildup can cause your gums to become inflamed and swollen, creating pockets for even more bacteria to accumulate.
The earliest stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. Symptoms include swollen, red gums that may bleed during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be reversed with proper treatment and oral care. However, if left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, a more serious form of gum disease that requires more aggressive treatment.
If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, it is important to seek treatment right away. Our experienced periodontist and team can evaluate your condition and recommend a personalized periodontal treatment plan. Doing so allows us to restore your gum health and help protect your overall well-being. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.