Entries by Dr. Pete N. Mellas, DMD

Signs of Gum Disease You Shouldn’t Ignore

Gum disease is a challenge faced by a large number of Americans. The CDC estimates that four out of every 10 Americans has at least some type of gum disease. Whether you’re suffering from gingivitis or periodontitis, gum disease is not a problem you should ignore. Dr. Mellas, your Scottsdale periodontist, wants you to know […]

5 Times Tooth Extraction May be Needed

The number one goal of dental professionals is to preserve the patient’s natural teeth. And there are more treatments than ever available to do just that. However, depending upon the circumstances, tooth extraction in Scottsdale, AZ, may be needed. In any event, your dentist will always inform you ahead of time about what to expect. […]

3 Advantages of Computer-Guided Implants

Computer-guided implant surgery integrates advanced scanning technology and visualization programs to show surgeons exactly what to do for the best results. If you’re curious about whether the differences are worth it, we’ll look at what to know about the benefits. 1. Fewer Risks  Precision is probably the most oft-repeated benefit forcomputer-guided implant surgery in Scottsdale, […]

Should I Choose Implant-Supported Dentures?

PLEASE NOTE: THE SERVICES PAGE FOR IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURES IS SHOWING A PAGE NOT FOUND ERROR. Have you ever wondered about Implant-supported dentures? They have pretty much revolutionized the field of dentistry. They’re perfect because they offer a stable and long-lasting solution if you have lost several of your teeth. But what are implant-supported dentures? We […]

Do Your Wisdom Teeth Need Removal If They’re Not Impacted?

It’s a common practice for dentists in Scottsdale, AZ, to remove wisdom teeth from their patients, though it’s important for everyone to know the reasons behind the removal. If the wisdom teeth are impacted (meaning they have not fully emerged from the gum line), this can not only be painful for the patient, but it can also […]

When Wisdom Teeth Require Oral Surgery

Are you thinking about wisdom tooth removal surgery? If you’re experiencing jaw pain, sinus pain, swelling around the jaw, or generalized discomfort, it’s time to book an exam with your periodontist in Scottsdale, AZ. Wisdom teeth could be to blame. Wisdom teeth are your very back molars that usually erupt during the teenage or young adult […]