(928) 641-4000
919 12th Place Suite 7 Prescott, AZ 86305

Gum Disease & Periodontics in Prescott

Here at Horizon Dental of Prescott, we take gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, very seriously. Our skilled team will be able to walk you through each step, from creating a treatment plan to preserving gums and getting the gums back to good health.

If you have questions or think that you may have gum disease, give our office a call at (928) 641-4000.

Understanding Gum Disease

Gum disease is also known as what is called periodontal disease. This disease starts with gingivitis, which can be detected by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Gum disease can be caused by poor oral hygiene. Smoking, diabetes, and genetic predispositions can also increase the risk of developing gum disease. If left untreated, it can cause the gums to recede and cause the teeth to become infected. To prevent gum disease, it’s important to maintain good oral health by brushing and flossing twice daily and coming to your regular checkups and cleanings.

The Impact on Your Oral Health

Gum disease has a huge impact on your oral health. Leaving this disease untreated can result in gum and bone loss and tooth loss. This will impact how you chew food, speak and cause constant bad breath. It’s important to seek treatment for gum disease as soon as possible to prevent further health issues.

The Importance of Periodontics

Periodontics is a specific area in dentistry that specializes in treating gum disease. Periodontists specialize in many different procedures, some include serious gum problems, restoring gum health, and putting in dental implants.

Give our office a call if you have any questions or concerns about gum disease at (928) 641-4000.

The best treatment is prevention! Your gum health is crucial for a brighter smile and overall well-being.

If you suspect that you have gum disease or wish to explore periodontal treatment options schedule a consultation with our expert team here at our Horizon Dental of Prescott office. Call us today to take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile!  (928) 641-4000

Frequently Asked Questions

The most common signs of gum disease include red, swollen or bleeding gums, constant bad breath, and sensitive teeth. It is also possible to experience teeth becoming loose.

Yes. Leaving gum disease untreated can lead to gum recession, which can cause the teeth to become loose and even possibly fall out.

Yes. Gum disease is preventable by brushing and flossing twice daily, maintaining a healthy diet, and coming into your regular checkups and cleanings.

Yes. If left untreated, gum disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory problems.

This procedure is a type of deep cleaning that removes plaque and tartar below the gumline.

Natural remedies should not replace going to the dentist and receiving professional care for the treatment of gum disease.

Yes. It is possible for pregnant women to develop gum disease. Because of hormonal changes, this can increase the risk of gum disease. It is very important to make sure that you attend each dental visit to make sure that we can maintain the disease.

No. Gum disease can affect patients of all ages, it is important to make sure to attend the regular dental visits to ensure that we get you the care that you need.

To schedule a consult for gum disease with our team, give our office a call at (928) 641-4000.


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We are OPEN for ALL dental care procedures and emergency needs. Protecting the health and safety of our patients, families, and team members remains our number one priority.

In-house Discount Plan*

$119.95/yr/individual & $179.95/yr/family with discounts of 20%-30% off all services.

*Sign up in office, requires upfront payment to qualify for discounts.

$19.95 Exam and X-Rays^

For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

^For New Patients that do not have dental insurance. New patients must be 18 or older to receive this discount. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans. Additional fees may be included in individual cases.

$500 off Orthodontics^^

For New Patients without insurance we offer a great rate on your first Exam & set of X-Rays.

^^For new patients without dental insurance. Once per patient.

Horizon Dental of Prescott


M CLOSED | Tu 9-4 | Wed 8-4 | Th 8-4 | Fr CLOSED


919 12th Place Suite 7

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 641-4000


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