The gums provide protection and support for the teeth. That is why periodontal care is essential for achieving and maintaining good oral health. Drs. Bryan J. Shanahan and Ryan Tuinstra at Peak Family Dental Care offer a wide range of periodontal treatments for families in the Flagstaff, AZ, area. No matter what your dental needs, we are well-equipped to handle them.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 50 percent of all Americans have some form of gum disease. While this condition is not always accompanied by pain or discomfort, there are certain warning signs that could indicate a problem. You could have gum disease if you notice:
We evaluate patients' gum health during each examination, which is one reason why these visits are so important.
At Peak Family Dental Care, we also offer sedation for your comfort and relaxation. Patients can choose nitrous oxide, oral sedatives, or intravenous (IV) sedation which can be administered by a local dental anesthesiologist.
When it comes to gum disease, the earlier the condition is treated, the better. Proper periodontal care can:
Do bleeding, swollen, or tender gums keep you from smiling? If so, periodontal care can treat and reverse the condition, improving your overall oral health for many years to come. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment at Peak Family Dental Care, call us at (928) 774-2500 or contact us online.
This is the best dental office I have ever been to...and believe me I have been to A LOT over the past 10 years!. Each staff member is super friendly and the Dr. Shanahan is an amazing dentist! I highly recommend!