Periodontal Therapy

If you live in the Verde Valley, near Cottonwood, AZ (Jerome, Clarkdale, Sedona, Camp Verde, Prescott, Prescott Valley or Chino Valley), you will find our Cottonwood dental office to be your best solution for periodontal treatment. You will experience innovative, advanced and compassionate therapy in a caring environment.

Our patients appreciate our dedication to educating and helping them make knowledgeable decisions about their treatment. We believe in developing a strong partnership with each of our patients. In addition to treating and healing your gum disease with our high-tech equipment, we promise to help you will learn about the importance of taking care of your teeth, working together closely with you to obtain optimum dental health.

You will appreciate our commitment to excellence, as well as the state-of-the-art care you will receive from our team.

Periodontal disease, sometimes referred to as gum disease, is a chronic inflammatory disease that impacts the gums and bone that supports the teeth. When left untreated, periodontal disease typically results in significant tooth loss. Periodontal disease can have a range of symptoms including no symptoms. Only a thorough dental exam including dental x-rays and a periodontal charting or measuring of the gum tissue surrounding your teeth can diagnose periodontal disease.

In cooperation, your dentist and dental hygienist will carefully screen and evaluation your gums and supporting bone health. You know a beautiful smile must be built on a solid foundation. Like you, we believe in starting with the foundation when we are creating a healthy and happy smile.

We use advanced techniques to diagnose, treat and manage periodontal disease and related conditions as part of maintaining good overall oral health. There are many stages of gum disease and we can help treat you, whatever stage you might be experiencing. If needed, the team at Cottonwood Smiles will provide a comprehensive dental periodontal plan.

One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease, according to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A study titled Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010 estimates that 47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults, have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. In adults 65 and older, prevalence rates increase to 70.1 percent.

This study is published in the Journal of Dental Research, the official publication of the International and American Associations for Dental Research.  Because there is such a high prevalence of periodontal disease in the U.S. population, the American Academy of Periodontology encourages yearly comprehensive periodontal evaluations to assess for disease. (Source: American Academy of Periodontology

Uncontrolled gum disease has been linked to many systemic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and pre-term labor in expectant mothers.  Having your periodontal health assesses and under control has far reaching benefits.  The mouth is part of the body and your oral health being in top shape can and a will have overall health benefits.