Dental Implants 102: Details about Dental Implants

Are you looking for more details on dental implants? Start with Dental Implants 101? What materials are dental implants made of? Titanium Most dental implants are made from surgical-grade titanium that is biologically compatible with both bone and tissue.  During Dr. Branemark’s original research, he found that when titanium is placed against the bone, the…

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Treating Periodontal Disease: Comparing Osseous Surgery to LANAP Surgery

Our practice specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal disease. Our goal at Desert Ridge Periodontics & Implant Dentistry is to help you achieve optimal oral health and then maintain optimal oral health going forward. Patients with active periodontal disease (periodontitis) require treatment that is appropriate to the severity of their condition. For…

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Gum Disease Awareness Month in Phoenix, AZ

Dr Dan Indech and official proclamation for 2022 Gum Disease Awareness Month in AZ

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, an initiative started by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD) to raise awareness of the prevalence of gum disease and its impact on overall health.  Dr. Dan Indech is the Arizona state representative for Gum Disease Awareness Month and secured a declaration from AZ Governor Doug Ducey to…

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What is LANAP Laser Gum Surgery?

What is LANAP Laser Gum Surgery? LANAP laser gum surgery is a minimally invasive, highly effective approach to treating gum disease. Periodontal laser surgeries are less invasive, less painful afterwards, and patients generally recover more quickly than they do following traditional gum flap surgery approaches. This is similar to the benefits seen in arthroscopic joint…

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Periodontal Disease and Women

A woman’s periodontal health may be impacted by a variety of factors. Puberty During puberty, the increased level of female hormones, such as progesterone and possibly estrogen, causes increased blood circulation to the gums. This may cause an increase in the gum’s sensitivity and lead to a greater reaction to any irritation, including food particles…

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Do You Have Periodontal Disease Without Knowing It?

Most people understand that seeing a dentist twice a year for a check-up and cleaning is important to maintain good oral health. The objective of these regular visits is to monitor the integrity of existing restorations (fillings, crowns etc.), search for decay (cavities) and allow the dental hygienist to remove tartar build-up, polish the teeth…

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Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are important to help your dentist see beyond the structures visible in the mouth. Combined with visual examination, x-rays provide necessary information to diagnose dental caries (cavities), periodontal (gum) disease, root canal conditions and abnormal growths such as cysts, tumors or other pathology. In younger patients, x-ray show whether the teeth are present,…

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