in Sun City, Arizona

Effective treatment for periodontal issues. Taking good care of your gums is always a priority. Your gums help to protect your teeth so any signs of an infection must be taken seriously.

Burns Dentistry offers periodontal services including periodontal (gum) disease treatment and reshaping of the gum tissue. Our goal is to help you maintain healthy, infection-free gums and a beautiful smile for years to come. If you have symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding or swollen gums, gum recession, or shifting teeth, you should come in for a consultation as soon as possible.

Stages Of Periodontal Disease



  • Red, swollen, inflamed gums
  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing
  • Chronic bad breath


  • Pockets form between the teeth and gums
  • Gum recession
  • Gaps between the teeth

Advanced Periodontis

  • Connective tissues destroyed
  • Shifting or loose teeth
  • Tooth and bone loss

Periodontal treatments at our practice

There is still no cure for gum disease but there are several ways to prevent an infection from destroying the gum tissue and bone. Prevention is critical for keeping your gums in good health but we do offer several treatment options if gingivitis has developed into periodontal disease. Burns Dentistry performs many periodontal treatments and procedures at our practice, including:

Gum Disease Therapy

  • Scaling – to remove hardened plaque from below the gum line.
  • Root Planing – to reduce rough areas on teeth roots.
  • Antibiotic Therapy – to battle infection.
  • Laser Treatment – to remove bacteria and promote gum reattachment.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing, is a procedure involving removal of dental plaque and calculus and then smoothing, or planing, of the exposed surface of the roots, removing cementum or dentine that is impregnated with calculus, toxins, or microorganisms that cause inflammation.

Soft Tissue Recontouring

The gums are an essential part of your smile. If your gums are puffy and unhealthy, or do not accentuate the shape of your teeth, soft tissue recontouring can be used to adjust the appearance of the gumline, and provide you with a better looking smile.

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance (PM) is distinctly different than prophy and is most commonly utilized for patients who have had active perio treatment. It is ongoing treatment for periodontis, which is a chronic and non-curable bacterial infection. The objective of PM is to keep the disease under control.

Schedule a Consultation

With a fully trained dental team and an in-house lab to deliver every type of dental procedure, we are fully equipped to customize an exact plan for you and your mouth. At Burns Dentistry, we know that every patient is different and that is why we’ve gone through the care and training to make sure we can deliver exactly what you need. With a personalized treatment plan, you can have the information you need to make an educated decision about your health and your future, with no pressure on our end.

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