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Life Smiles Dental Care is OPEN to help you with your routine care. In response to the spread of COVID-19, to keep our communities safe we are taking numerous precautions. We are here to help you at Life Smiles Dental Care with all your dental needs. You may either call (602) 786-5484 or contact us through Virtual Consultation to book an appointment.

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New Patients: (602) 786-5484

Existing Patients: (602) 404-7266

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Can you reverse periodontal disease?

Reverse Periodontal Disease Phoenix AZ Area

Gum disease is a progressive condition that affects approximately half of adults over 30 years old, but it can start at any age. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause various oral health problems ranging from bad breath to tooth loss. It is also linked to several serious health problems, including heart attacks and strokes. While advanced periodontitis can only be slowed down and not completely cured, it is possible to reverse gum disease in its earliest stage (called gingivitis). At Life Smiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Arizona, we provide comprehensive gum care designed to prevent periodontal disease, along with treatments to halt its progression.

Early intervention is key

To effectively reverse gum disease, it is critical to stop it from progressing beyond its initial stages. That’s why we monitor the health of your gums at every dental visit and offer a variety of gum disease therapies to meet our patients’ needs. Some of the early gum disease signs and symptoms to look out for include:

  • “Pink in the sink” – bleeding when you brush and floss your teeth
  • Swollen, red gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Painful, tender gums

As periodontal disease progresses, it can lead to more serious oral health issues, including:

  • Further loss of gum tissue, exposing the sensitive tooth roots
  • Loose teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Changes in your bite
  • Bone deterioration
  • Tooth loss
We are here to help Call us at: New Patients (602) 786-5484 and Existing Patients (602) 404-7266 or request an appointment

Gum disease treatment tailored to your needs

At Life Smiles Dental Care, we treat gum disease with compassion and care using the latest technologies and techniques. Early-stage gum disease may simply require extra home care and professional cleanings. In contrast, patients with more advanced disease may need treatments such as nonsurgical ultrasonic scaling and root planing, pocket-depth reduction, soft tissue or bone grafting, or other tissue regeneration treatments. Based on an in-depth evaluation of your current gum health, we will talk with you about the best options for your specific situation and answer any questions you have about your recommended treatment plan so you can make decisions with confidence.

To schedule your appointment at our Phoenix, AZ practice, call (602) 786-5484 today!

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Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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