Entries by Dr. Pete N. Mellas, DMD

When Is Sedation Dentistry Necessary?

Sedation dentistry is a relatively new term in the dental world, so it would be reasonable to ask when necessary. You may have even heard that sedation dentistry is never actually necessary, which could lead to some incorrect assumptions about how it works. We’ll look at what sedation is, how it’s typically employed in the […]

The Most Common Causes of Gum Disease

Is it possible you might have gum disease? How would you know? If you would like to know for sure if you have gum disease, schedule an appointment with your dentist in Scottsdale, AZ. But until then, let’s go over the signs of gum disease so you know what to look for. Then we’ll talk about […]

Why Do My Gums Have Pus?

If you notice a discharge of pus from your gums, it can be unsettling and cause for concern. Pus is a sign of infection, and in the context of oral health, it may point to a condition known as gum disease or periodontal disease, which affects the gums and surrounding tissues and needs to be […]

Getting a Tooth Extraction? What to Expect

Getting a tooth extraction can be a stressful experience – especially if you’re not sure what to expect. Before you go to the dentist in Scottsdale, AZ for a tooth extraction, you should learn more about what happens during this kind of procedure. In this article, we’ll give you information that can help set expectations for your […]