Periodontal Dentistry

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What is Periodontal Dentistry?

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What are the Types of Gum Disease?

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What Services are Included in Periodontal Dentistry?

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is an outpatient procedure that eliminates plaque and tartar from beneath your gum line. During scaling and root planing, the team uses a scaler to remove plaque and tartar. Afterward, they smooth out the roots of your teeth, allowing your gums to reattach.

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry uses targeted light energy to access and remove inflamed gum tissue from around the root of a tooth. In addition to cutting through damaged tissue, the laser eliminates harmful pockets of bacteria. Laser dentistry requires no anesthesia and allows for a quick, pain-free recovery.


If you have a severe case of gum disease, the team might recommend antibiotic treatment with Arrestin®. This medication prevents the growth of harmful bacteria, ensuring your gums are able to heal and remain healthy.

What Type of Periodontal Dentistry Will I Benefit From?

To determine the type of periodontal dentistry that you’ll most benefit from, the team at Desert Dentist conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your symptoms. They then take a series of oral X-rays to determine the extent of the infection.

After gathering the necessary information, the team develops a custom treatment plan that aligns with your budget and needs.

To learn more about periodontal dentistry, request a consultation at Desert Dentist. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the nearest office today.

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