Dr. Trujillo, Periodontist
Periodontist in Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Trujillo is a top Phoenix, AZ, periodontists available for new patients. We believe that all of our patients should receive personalized and gentle care. We take the time to get to know each of our patients and their unique needs.
For example, if you have anxieties about visiting a dentist or periodontist, we help by offering services that reduce your anxiety such as sedation dentistry. If you have a low pain tolerance, we ensure that you receive the proper pain reduction for your procedures. Whatever your needs are, we will help accommodate them. We want you to feel at home here at Arizona Periodontal Group.
Dental Services We Offer to Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ, Periodontal and Dental Services
We provide standard dentistry services like oral health examinations and teeth cleanings. Our office also diagnose and treat periodontal disease. Below is a list of dental services that we provide to assist with treatment:
We provide a dental implants service from our Phoenix periodontist. Dental implants are the ideal solution if you are missing one or several teeth. They are a permanent way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. In addition to giving you your confident smile back, they can help to correct problems with eating and speaking that might be caused by missing teeth. We are sure that our dental implants service can meet your needs.
Dental implants are posts that are implanted into the jaw bone so that artificial teeth can be placed on them. This means that you can get natural-looking teeth that don't need to be removed. Dental implants are designed to look and work like real teeth, and they can last a lifetime. At Arizona Periodontal Group, we use restorative dentistry to give you your smile back. You will be able to talk, eat, laugh and smile in the way that you did before, without having to worry about your missing teeth. You can correct single or multiple missing teeth using dental implants. Dr. Trujillo can begin by offering you advice on whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants during an exam and consultation.
Treating gum disease early prevents the problem from developing and affecting the teeth and bone. Our service ensures gum disease is diagnosed as soon as possible and that our patients receive the right treatment. There are different stages of gum disease, and Dr. Trujillo will recommend the best treatments for each stage. Preventing gum disease is also essential, and is the best method for treating it. There are several treatments available for patients to help prevent gum disease, including pocket reduction surgery and pocket irrigation.
Periodontal treatments from Dr. Trujillo are designed to halt the progression of gum disease in mild or more advanced cases. Gum disease is an infection, so treating the infection is one of the most important steps. It's also essential to focus on saving the teeth and restoring both the look and functionality. The sooner that gum disease is detected, the easier it is to treat. However, Arizona Periodontal Group can help patients with more advanced cases of gum disease to give you your healthy smile back. Start with an appointment to check the health of your teeth and gums.
All-On-4® is a type of dental implant, which you can consider if you are looking for a permanent way to replace missing teeth. It is ideal for patients who have multiple missing teeth because the procedure is slightly different to traditional dental implants. Instead of requiring an individual implant for each missing tooth, All-On-4® allows the patient to have four implants at the top or bottom of the mouth or eight implants in total if all the teeth are missing. The titanium implants fuse to the jaw bone, becoming a permanent solution for missing teeth.
At Arizona Periodontal Group, we can consider the benefits of the All-On-4® procedure for anyone considering dental implants. They are ideal for anyone who currently wears dentures but wants a more comfortable and permanent solution. It is also a smart choice if you are worried about the possibility of jaw bone shrinkage in the future, which can occur after tooth loss. Like other implants, All-On-4® implants look and act like your natural teeth and the procedure is easier to carry out than traditional implants.
Cosmetic dentistry includes dental treatments and procedures that improve the look of your smile. If you want to give your smile a makeover, cosmetic dentistry can offer the solutions that work for you. Although your teeth may be healthy, you can still dislike their appearance and wish for a brighter, straighter, or more uniform smile. Our cosmetic dentistry services include dental contouring and bonding and gum contouring, which both help to give you the smile that you want.
Dental contouring improves the shape of your teeth, correcting chips or teeth that are too long or too short. Using dental contouring and cosmetic bonding, it's possible to reshape the teeth or apply a composite bonding material to give the teeth a new look. Gum contouring is used to help expose more of the surface of the tooth. This treatment is ideal for anyone who feels that they have a gummy smile. The procedure removes extra gum tissue using a state-of-the-art laser to reduce or even-up the gumline. Cosmetic dental treatments like these give you the smile you have been wishing for.
Taking good care of your teeth is the best way to prevent problems such as cavities, gum disease and tooth loss. Our general and preventive dentistry services make it easier for patients to look after their teeth day-to-day, keeping your teeth clean and healthy. These services include dental cleanings and exams, sealants, dental hygiene education, and oral cancer screening. We help you to stay healthy and ensure your teeth are in good condition, picking up on any problems before they can develop and become worse.
Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential for the health of your teeth and mouth. They are especially important for preventing periodontal disease and for people who already have problems with the disease or other gum problems. When you attend your dental checkup, the dentist will be able to check on your teeth and gums and the progression of an existing gum disease infection. It's also a good opportunity to look for any signs of oral cancer. When you benefit from our preventive dentistry services, you can avoid having to deal with a wide range of problems that can threaten the health of your teeth and gums.
Visiting the dentist can be difficult for some patients. At The Arizona Periodontal Group, we offer sedation dentistry that make your visits easier. If you find it hard to relax or keep still, sedation dentistry is an option that could work for you. We offer several options that help to make coming to see the dentist a more pleasant experience for you. These include the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and orally administered sedation to help you relax but allow you to remain conscious. We also offer IV sedation for our patients who want a deeper level of sedation.
Dr. Trujillo can discuss the options that are available if you are considering sedation dentistry. Dental anxiety is a common problem, and sedation dentistry is often the best solution to help make patients more comfortable in the dentist's office. The choice of sedation types allows you to select a treatment that suits you, whether you need some help relaxing or you think being completely sedated is the best option for you.
One of the consequences of periodontal disease once it advances to a certain stage is that it can cause tooth loss and bone loss in the jaw. If you have experienced tooth and bone loss, the bone that remains can also atrophy or absorb, causing even more problems. For anyone who is considering dental implants to replace missing teeth, this can be an issue. If there is not enough healthy bone, implants might not be possible. This is where our bone grafting treatment comes in.
A bone graft repairs defects in the jaw, which might be caused by gum disease but can also be the result of injury or congenital defects, among other things. It involves taking bone from another source, such as the patient's hip or tibia, which is then grafted onto the jaw to repair it. When you make an appointment with Arizona Periodontal Group for a bone graft, our dental team will begin by assessing your situation and determining whether the procedure is right for you, as well as the best way to proceed.
Gum grafting is a treatment that protects your teeth from the impact of gum recession. It can also be chosen as a cosmetic treatment for patients who want to improve the look of their smile. Gum recession is when the gums shrink away from the teeth and it is often a result of gum disease. When it occurs, a number of gum grafting options could be suitable for you. Dr Trujillo most often carries out connective tissue grafts, free gingival grafts and pedicle grafts. These are all different ways to carry out gum grafting to achieve the desired results.
Connective tissue grafts are the most common, involving tissue taken from the palate (roof of the mouth), which is stitched to the gum tissue. While this procedure involves opening and closing a flap in the palate before stitching it back up, free gingival grafts use tissue directly from the palate. This option can be used if only a small amount of tissue is needed. In a pedicle graft, the tissue is taken from the gum near the tooth that needs to be grafted.
If you suffer from gum recession, Arizona Periodontal Group is also able to help you in other ways. Gum grafting is one option for treatment, but there are also other things to consider. One thing to consider is that the cause of the gum recession should be addressed. There are a number of different causes of gum recession, ranging from periodontal disease to smoking and brushing your teeth too hard. Even genetics can cause receding gums. While you can't change some things that cause gum recession, there are several causes that you can control. Treating periodontal disease or making lifestyle changes like quitting tobacco use can help to prevent further gum recession.
The Pinhole Surgery Technique is another option for correcting gum recession, and Dr Trujillo is one of a limited number of dentists who have the training necessary to offer this treatment. It does not require cutting or sutures like traditional gum grafting does but instead involves gently loosening and positioning the gum tissue through a tiny hole in the gum.
The Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is a new laser gum surgery offered by your local Phoenix periodontist. Dr Trujillo uses this modern, therapeutic procedure as an alternative to the traditional methods of treatment for periodontitis (gum disease). The innovative LANAP system creates new tissue attachments to the teeth at the coronal level. Using this method can remove the need for cut and suture surgery in most cases. The laser is able to distinguish between healthy gum tissue and diseased gum tissue, treating with ultraviolet light to remove harmful bacteria.
LANAP helps to improve patient comfort and the procedure can be completed quickly. The recovery time is also fast and the procedure is suitable for most patients. There is a lower risk of infection as inflammation and bacteria are reduced and laser gum surgery can even reverse the effects of gum disease. Dr Trujillo is an expert in performing LANAP and ensures that each patient receives the best treatment and care.
A periodontal pocket occurs when plaque builds up around the teeth. This can result in receding gums, missing teeth and sometimes even bone loss in more advanced cases. Once periodontal pockets get to a certain size, dental attention is required to address the problem. Pocket reduction surgery stops bacteria and plaque from spreading to the other teeth and gums. It also helps to prevent tooth loss and bone loss, and it can even make it easier for patients to maintain their oral health.
Patients can recover quickly from pocket reduction surgery. Following the correct post-operation procedure will help you to heal faster. This may include a saline rinse routine, antibiotics, and daily brushing and flossing to keep the teeth clean. If you suffer from periodontal disease, choosing a periodontist like Dr Trujillo to carry out pocket reduction surgery and other procedures is the smart thing to do.
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Take a look around our website to learn even more about us. If you have specific questions regarding our offices or services, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. Dr. Trujillo and his team are ready to help you with all of your periodontal and dentistal needs! Arizona Periodontal Group accommodates both English and Spanish speakers—¡se habla Espanol!