Periodontal Treatment

stock17Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. Your dentist and dental hygienist will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment.

Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar, causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket space, they can cause damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth!

If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended. You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings.

If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended. It is usually done one quadrant of the mouth at a time while the area is numb. In this procedure, tartar, plaque, and toxins are removed from above and below the gum line (scaling) and rough spots on root surfaces are made smooth (planing). This procedure helps gum tissue to heal and pockets to shrink. Medications, special medicated mouth rinses, and an electric tooth brush may be recommended to help control infection and healing.

If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths, making teeth easier to clean. Your dentist may also recommend that you see a Periodontist (specialist of the gums and supporting bone).

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Rebecca

We have been Dr Drew's patients for many years, I think since he began his practice. We drive 15 miles each way to visit the dentist because we trust and respect Dr. Drew and his staff. We like that the doctor and everyone there are friendly, and that they remember our family. Dr Drew always greets me with a smile and pleasant conversation. His diagnoses are conservative and our options are always explained. I have recommended Dr Drew to others who were looking for a new dentist.

Drew Family Dentistry
2016-05-09T07:49:09+00:00
We have been Dr Drew's patients for many years, I think since he began his practice. We drive 15 miles each way to visit the dentist because we trust and respect Dr. Drew and his staff. We like that the doctor and everyone there are friendly, and that they remember our family. Dr Drew always greets me with a smile and pleasant conversation. His diagnoses are conservative and our options are always explained. I have recommended Dr Drew to others who were looking for a new dentist.
Robert

My wife Kathleen and I have enjoyed the exceptional dental services from the Drew Family for years, always looking forward to our regular cleaning appointments. When talking to friends and family about the trials of taking care of our teeth, we love to share that we have the best dentist and team.  The state of the art dental care and service we receive is above reproach.  This history of quality of service and support from all the staff is a testament to their honest professional integrity.  Kathleen and I appreciate, and look forward, to our continued patient involvement for many more years to come.

Drew Family Dentistry
2016-05-09T07:56:28+00:00
My wife Kathleen and I have enjoyed the exceptional dental services from the Drew Family for years, always looking forward to our regular cleaning appointments. When talking to friends and family about the trials of taking care of our teeth, we love to share that we have the best dentist and team.  The state of the art dental care and service we receive is above reproach.  This history of quality of service and support from all the staff is a testament to their honest professional integrity.  Kathleen and I appreciate, and look forward, to our continued patient involvement for many more years to come.
Julie

What I LOVE about Drew Family Dentistry is that it's so welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. Everyone is so friendly, positive, and upbeat. The staff & Dr. Drew all seem like a family and you can tell they really love what they do. Going to Dr. Drew's office isn't like going to the scary dentist for us anxiety ridden individuals, it's like you are going to hang with your friends at some really cool high tech place where you get to watch movies and visit with some really cool people. Dr. Drew is very kind and takes time to make sure all of your questions are answered and he makes you feel very comfortable...bonus that he has a sense of humor too!! All of the people I've referred had nothing but glowing recommendations. Who knew that going to the Dentist could actually be fun!!

Drew Family Dentistry
2016-05-09T07:57:17+00:00
What I LOVE about Drew Family Dentistry is that it's so welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. Everyone is so friendly, positive, and upbeat. The staff & Dr. Drew all seem like a family and you can tell they really love what they do. Going to Dr. Drew's office isn't like going to the scary dentist for us anxiety ridden individuals, it's like you are going to hang with your friends at some really cool high tech place where you get to watch movies and visit with some really cool people. Dr. Drew is very kind and takes time to make sure all of your questions are answered and he makes you feel very comfortable...bonus that he has a sense of humor too!! All of the people I've referred had nothing but glowing recommendations. Who knew that going to the Dentist could actually be fun!!
Maureen

Dr. Drew has improved my smile greatly with the invisalign treatment and his expert tweaking along the way. He is a true architect and loves his work as well.The bonus to Dr. Drew's work is his staff; Dee is a tooth techie that really know her stuff, Trish is a financial wizard that doesn't let up on the tough insurance co's and Cristina is a pure delight as well as a scheduling dinamo. Gina is the hygienist who is new to me but I do like her style very much. I couldn't ask for a better dentist and team. Also a special thanks to Trish for her generosity with a certain 'glitch', many thanks are overdue. Sincerely

Drew Family Dentistry
2016-05-09T07:57:32+00:00
Dr. Drew has improved my smile greatly with the invisalign treatment and his expert tweaking along the way. He is a true architect and loves his work as well.The bonus to Dr. Drew's work is his staff; Dee is a tooth techie that really know her stuff, Trish is a financial wizard that doesn't let up on the tough insurance co's and Cristina is a pure delight as well as a scheduling dinamo. Gina is the hygienist who is new to me but I do like her style very much. I couldn't ask for a better dentist and team. Also a special thanks to Trish for her generosity with a certain 'glitch', many thanks are overdue. Sincerely
Sam

Just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for all your help and kindness with my caps. It was a painless procedure and much better than my Navy experiences!!! Also thank Dee for me. y'all took excellent care of a nervous patient. Now instead of seeing my picture in the Post Office I will probably be on the cover of a dental journal :).

Drew Family Dentistry
2016-05-09T07:57:50+00:00
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for all your help and kindness with my caps. It was a painless procedure and much better than my Navy experiences!!! Also thank Dee for me. y'all took excellent care of a nervous patient. Now instead of seeing my picture in the Post Office I will probably be on the cover of a dental journal :).
Kelli

Everyone in the office was kind and professional, and helped me feel very comfortable through the entire procedure. I’d recommend this dental office to anyone!

Drew Family Dentistry
2016-05-09T07:58:14+00:00
Everyone in the office was kind and professional, and helped me feel very comfortable through the entire procedure. I’d recommend this dental office to anyone!
Dave

In my 78 years, I have never enjoyed going to the dentist more than I do when I visit the Drew Family Dentistry. Who looks forward to going to the dentist??? I do!

Drew Family Dentistry
2016-05-09T07:58:29+00:00
In my 78 years, I have never enjoyed going to the dentist more than I do when I visit the Drew Family Dentistry. Who looks forward to going to the dentist??? I do!
Randall

Drew Dental is the best dental practice I have been to. Everyone is friendly and cheery, I have never had a bad experience.

Drew Family Dentistry
2016-05-09T07:58:44+00:00
Drew Dental is the best dental practice I have been to. Everyone is friendly and cheery, I have never had a bad experience.
Emily

Dr. Drew is the best!! I have bad teeth and have been to a LOT of different dentists, and he is the best one I’ve ever one to!

Drew Family Dentistry
2016-05-09T07:59:00+00:00
Dr. Drew is the best!! I have bad teeth and have been to a LOT of different dentists, and he is the best one I’ve ever one to!
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Drew Family Dentistry
2161 E. Warner Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: 480-839-0502