You may have heard about gum disease in the past; nearly 3 out of every 4 adults have some form of gum disease (also called periodontal disease). Periodontal disease has been linked to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, lung and respiratory conditions, oral cancer, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and more. We provide thorough, high-quality gum treatment in Sun City West, Arizona to treat any signs of gum disease and prevent these serious complications. During each visit to our office, our thorough dentist and dental team will carefully check your smile for signs of periodontal disease. If you suffer from the signs of moderate to advanced periodontal disease (called periodontitis), Dr. Karl K. Wirtz, DDS may recommend a series of deep cleanings called scaling and root planing. [Developer’s note: link to the Patient Instructions page.] The goal of scaling and root planing is to prevent further damage and control the progress of the disease. To further treat gum disease, we also offer the following types of periodontal therapy at Sunridge Dental Care:
- ARESTIN® antibiotic therapy
- Charting and diagnostic services
- Tetracycline and citric acid protocol non-surgical periodontal therapy
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more about gum disease and periodontal therapy. We are dedicated to helping you keep your smile healthy.