Periodontal / Preventive


How to Prevetn Gum Disease, Periodontal and Preventive Dental ServicesWe believe strongly in preventive care and our goal is to help individuals achieve and maintain maximum oral health throughout their lives. For the patient who thinks in terms of economic benefits, prevention pays. If preventive programs are started early enough by the patient freedom from plaque related disease is possible.

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is an inflammation or infection that attacks the gums and bone that hold your teeth in place. It is caused by bacteria in plaque. In its early stage, gum disease is called gingivitis. A later and more serious stage is called periodontitis. Every person needs a strong foundation in their mouth. Healthy gums are that strong foundation.


An appointment with one of our hygienists always includes an evaluation of your mouth, an oral cancer screening, periodontal charting of bone levels, pocket depths and a meticulous cleaning of your teeth. If necessary a deeper cleaning also referred to as scaling and root planing with local anesthetic can be performed in our office to treat diseased gums. Home care instructions are always part of any hygiene appointment and provide you with the necessary knowledge to maintain a beautiful smile and teeth that last a lifetime!


Patients come to Sun Dental for periodontic / preventive dentistry (and other dental services, from Rancho Vistoso, Oracle, Catalina, San Manuel, Mammoth, Saddlebrooke, Hayden, Winkelman, Kearny and other nearby Southern AQrizona communities.