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Preparing for Your First Visit to a Periodontist

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Ronald Watkins
It is common for patients at our periodontal clinic to have their first visit following a recommendation from their general dentist. Have you been told to see a periodontist? If so, you have probably developed some issues related to your periodontium. The periodontium refers to the soft tissues that surround and support your teeth. At Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona, Ronald Watkins, DDS, MS and have been providing periodontal care to patients for many years. We specialize in the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of periodontal diseases that affect your gums, teeth, and jawbone. Here is some general info to help you prepare for your first visit to our periodontal office and make the most of your appointment. Getting Ready for Your Initial Consultation Before you visit us at Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona, try to make a list of the symptoms you might be experiencing. It is a good idea to jot them down on paper or your smartphone. Bring the list to our periodontists. It will help them better understand your condition and may even save the need for certain dental scans. We encourage you to also tell us about any, and all symptoms, including ones that you might think are unrelated to your oral problem. What to Expect? In order to determine the best treatment option for your dental condition, we might need your detailed medical history. Therefore, we might ask you about any existing or previous health problems. Or any allergies you may suffer from. We might also inquire about any routine medications you take, including dietary or herbal supplements and over-the-counter medicines. Additionally, we will thoroughly examine your mouth to check the position and strength of your teeth, along with gum health. Once we make a proper diagnosis, we will discuss the available treatment options. Moreover, we will assist you in understanding which one is right for you. We stay up-to-date on the latest techniques in periodontics and use our expert skillset to provide optimum results to our patients. To schedule your appointment, call us at (480) 504-0506 today....

How To Reverse Periodontitis

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Ronald Watkins
Almost, 64.7 million adults in U.S suffer from some form of periodontal disease; i.e. nearly 50 percent of the adult population. You only get one set of teeth in life, thus ensure to make them last as long as possible. However, many people focus on the teeth, but neglect the gums. What they fail to realize is that our gum health is directly connected to our teeth health; if the gums are unhealthy, chances are so will be your teeth. Are you suffering from a periodontitis but don't know what to do? Fret not. Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona is here to guide you because fortunately it's reversible. Keep reading to find out the ways to reverse periodontitis to ensure your oral health is great again. 3 Ways to Reverse Periodontal Diseases The key to reversing periodontal disease is eliminating the tartar that exists on both the teeth's root and under the gum line. You must know that periodontitis can only be slowed down and not inverted while gingivitis can be reversed. This is why it is essential to catch it early and prevent it from transforming into periodontitis. Here are some ways you can reverse a gum disorder to ensure it doesn't grow into something more severe: Practice & Uphold Oral Hygiene First and foremost, you should practice and uphold optimal oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, – preferably use an electronic brush – floss after eating, and use mouth wash to loosen and get rid of residual food particles or bacteria. Focus On Preventive Care Schedule regular visits to your dentist as preventative care is crucial when it comes to periodontal disease. Not only can your dental care provider look for cavities and other concerns, they can also remove tartar that you fail to get rid of by brushing. Quit Chewing Tobacco or Smoking Chewing tobacco can irritate the gums, which can further elevate the symptoms related to periodontal disease. Therefore, quitting can be fruitful in reversing gum diseases. At Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona, Ronald Watkins, DDS, MS and are always ready to answer your questions on periodontitis. Call now at (480) 504-0506 to schedule your appointment today....

4 Things You Can Do to Avoid Damage From Gum Recession

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Ronald Watkins
Gum recession is an oral health condition that results in your gums' shrinking back from their normal position around the teeth. This can expose your teeth to infections and can lead to painful tooth sensitivity. Most importantly, receding gums can affect your smile and, of course, your self-confidence. Fortunately, you can prevent this condition. Here are four things you can do to reduce your risk of gum recession and enjoy excellent oral (and overall) health. Stick to Daily Oral Hygiene Practices The most important cause of gum recession is gum disease, a bacterial infection that can affect your gum's attachment to teeth. Typically, gum disease's primary cause is plaque formation, a thin bacterial film that builds up on teeth. If not addressed well in time, plaque can harden and form tartar. Only professional dental cleaning can help you get rid of tartar. With regular oral hygiene practices, you can reduce the risk of plaque formation. Make sure you brush your teeth every day and floss regularly. Good oral hygiene practices can significantly reduce gum disease risk, which eventually minimizes the risk of gum recession. Oral Hygiene Practices are Important But … While brushing is critical for keeping your mouth healthy, brushing too hard or too frequently can do more harm to your gums than good. Eventually, it can lead to gum recession. It may be a good idea to scrub things nicely, but that doesn't go well with your teeth. Use a soft brush to gently clean your teeth and let your toothpaste continue to do the removal task. Make sure you don't brush your teeth more than twice a day or right after eating. Visit Your Dentist Regularly The best way to deal with gum recession is to prevent the condition. And you can only prevent it by practicing good oral hygiene along with professional dental care at least twice a year. Even with the best hygiene practices, your gums may be susceptible to infections. Moreover, you may have inherited specific genes that cause thinner gum tissues, increasing your risk of gum diseases. When you regularly visit your dentist, you can detect the problem early and get the right treatment before the problem aggravates. Act Immediately If your gum disease goes undetected at your semi-annual dental checkup or you notice signs of gum diseases between your scheduled dental checkups, act immediately. Gum disease can quickly aggravate and lead to gum recession. The best way to deal with the situation is to schedule a dental appointment as soon as you notice redness, swelling, or pain in your gum or if your gums bleed after brushing. In case you have advanced gum recession, you can still find appropriate treatments such as grafting that can help reverse the situation. To find out more information about how to avoid damage from gum recession, call us now at (480) 504-0506 and schedule an appointment....

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Preparing for Your First Visit to a Periodontist
How To Reverse Periodontitis
4 Things You Can Do to Avoid Damage From Gum Recession
Why Smile Makeover Is Needed for Senior Citizens?
What is Periodontal Disease?
How Do You Develop Plaque?
What is Trench Mouth and How Is It Treated?
Brushing Too Aggressive Can Cause Damage to Your Gums
How Can We Tell When Gums Require Grafts?
Lasers Make Treating Gum Trouble Easier
Are Gum Pockets a Problem?
Why Do So Many Athletes Have Gum Disease?
Is Your Oral Health Connected to the Health of Your Prostate?
Dry Mouth Can Increase Gum Disease Problems
How Same-Day Dentures Work
What Options Do You Have with Periodontal Plastic Surgery?
Can Your Regular Dentist Treat Your Gum Disease?
Ways of Treating Gums that Do Not Stay Tight Against Your Teeth
Can You Eat Right After a Gum Graft?
People of All Ages Need to Be Aware of Their Gum Health
What to Do to Improve the Health of Your Gums
What is the Diagnosis Process for Gum Disease?
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