Entries by Dr. Pete N. Mellas, DMD

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 […]

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 […]