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Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment in Phoenix, AZ

Periodontics patient
Hi-Fi Dental provides non-surgical periodontal treatment in Phoenix, AZ. To treat gum disease, Dr. Napoleon Gaither IV provides scaling and root planing , periodontal maintenance cleanings and laser bacterial reduction therapy. If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease, such as swelling, bleeding, tenderness, or gum discoloration, call 602-242-5445 to schedule an appointment.

What Is Periodontal Treatment?

Periodontics is a field of dentistry focused on the health of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth in the jaw. At Hi-Fi Dental, Dr. Napoleon successfully treats gum disease with scaling and root planing (known as deep cleaning). For reducing bacteria, soft tissue laser treatment is also available to help restore gum tissue to optimal health. 

Benefits of Periodontics

Gum disease is one of the leading oral health problems worldwide. Gum disease is caused by an infection of the tissues that keep the teeth in place. Gum disease will not go away without periodontal treatment. Fortunately, scaling and root planing are effective at treating gum disease, resulting in the following benefits:

  • Decreased inflammation in the gums
  • Decreased pain or tenderness in the gums
  • Reduction of bacteria in the gums
  • Promotes reattachment of the gums to the teeth
  • Reduces plaque accumulation on the teeth, including below the gumline
  • Prevents gum disease from worsening
  • Reduces risk of tooth loss
  • Protects overall health, by preventing periodontal disease from spreading
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Periodontal Procedures Offered 
at Hi-Fi Dental

Hi-Fi Dental in Phoenix provides nonsurgical treatment for gum disease. Periodontal procedures Dr. Napoleon and his team offer include scaling and root planing and laser bacterial reduction.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a periodontal procedure in which plaque is removed from the teeth and periodontal pockets. The first stage, scaling, involves scraping all visible plaque, bacteria, and debris from the teeth, including from between adjacent teeth, and below the gum line. Root planing is the second stage of the procedure, wherein the surface of the tooth root below the gum line is smoothed using specialized tools. This helps to promote reattachment of the gum to the base of the tooth. 

Laser Bacterial Reduction

Periodontal Splinting

Laser bacterial reduction is an advanced technology that uses soft tissue lasers to target bacteria in the periodontal pockets. The lasers can effectively reduce the amount of bacteria by millions, in just seconds, thereby decontaminating the pockets to promote healing and health of the gums.

Why Choose Hi-Fi Dental?

At Hi-Fi Dental, Dr.Napoleon and his team are passionate about helping their friends and neighbors achieve and maintain excellent oral health. Poor oral health, particularly periodontal disease is linked with many potentially serious and chronic conditions including heart disease, stroke, and more.

At our state-of-the-art practice, Dr. Napoleon aims to provide all essential treatments under one roof. He participates in continuing education to remain at the forefront of the most effective techniques and treatments for gum disease, including laser bacterial reduction.

Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontal Treatments

How often do I need a deep cleaning?
Each person is different. Some people may never need a deep cleaning. Others may need a deep cleaning more than once. If you’ve struggled with gum disease over time, you may be a candidate for more frequent cleanings.
Does scaling and root planing hurt?
Our team ensures that the area of your mouth being treated is completely numb, therefore the treatment is painless.You may notice soreness in your jaw from keeping your mouth open and after the procedure, it is normal for the gums to feel tender for a couple of days.
How long will the procedure take?
Scaling and root planing appointments are usually done in two sessions. One side of the mouth is completed then the other within 2 weeks. This helps prevent bacteria re-contaminating the cleaned side.
Is laser bacteria reduction safe?
Laser bacteria reduction is gentle and safe, and the device used by Dr. Napoleon is FDA-approved.
Will gum disease return after periodontal treatment?
Unfortunately, it may. Some people are more susceptible to recurring infections in the gums, despite having good oral hygiene habits. To keep your gums as healthy as possible, be sure to brush at least twice daily for two minutes, and floss with dental floss or a water flosser (WaterPik, etc) daily. See your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and exams.
How long is recovery from scaling and root planing?
Your gums may be sensitive and tender for several days after your periodontal treatment. You may be most comfortable with soft foods for the first 24-48 hours after your treatment. However, you will be able to return to work and normal activities immediately following your procedure.
Will my insurance cover a deep cleaning?
Many dental insurance plans cover scaling and root planing as a periodontal treatment. For the most accurate coverage information be sure to contact your insurance provider.
Are there any risks involved with periodontal treatment?
At Hi-Fi Dental, we do not perform surgical periodontal treatments. As a non-surgical treatment, scaling and root planing is deemed low-risk. All procedures have a small degree of risk, such as bleeding, but risks are rare and minimal.

Book an Appointment for Treatment for Gum Disease in Phoenix

If you’re experiencing tender, swollen, or bleeding gums, it is important to schedule a dental appointment. Hi-Fi Dental provides non-surgical periodontal treatment for gum disease in Phoenix. Call 602-242-5445 to book an appointment today.

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1222 E Missouri Ave, Suite 201
Phoenix, AZ 85014
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