Dentist in Scottsdale, AZ

If you are suffering from gum disease, come visit Dr. Nick Lupo for periodontal treatment! Our dentist can give you special fluoride treatment to help heal your gums, as well as offer suggestions on further treatment you can take at home. Call 480-661-6541 to schedule your next periodontal treatment at Lupo Family Dentistry!

dental servicesPeriodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is a dental condition identified by inflammation and infection in the gums. When left unchecked, it can result in a number of severe oral health concerns, such as gum tissue recession, tooth loss and bone loss.

Periodontal disease originates with harmful bacteria that accumulates in the mouth and is found in dental plaque. These bacteria are responsible for the initial inflammation of the gums, which will eventually begin to pull away from the teeth. There are multiple stages to gum disease, and the symptoms will vary depending on the severity of your case. The first stage can manifest as swollen, red or tender gums that bleed easily. As the disease progresses and the gums pull away from the teeth, teeth can become loose, and many patients experience pain while chewing and persistent bad breath.

If you are experiencing the above, our dentist can thoroughly examine your mouth to determine whether gum disease is the cause of your discomfort and, if so, can recommend specific treatments based on your individual needs. A simple case may be stopped in its tracks with deep dental cleanings and improved at-home care, while more complex cases may require antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing, or gum surgery. We encourage you to learn more about periodontal treatment by calling our office and planning your visit with our team.