The word periodontal means “around the tooth”. Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.
Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.
Not only is it the number one reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy. Researchers are determining if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease affects these systemic diseases and conditions. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease.
Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease.
Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease:
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Vicki C. Mesa
I meant Diane my Dental Hygienist for the first time and loved her. Very patience and explained everything before she started working with you. Asked how you were doing often and did amazing job on my teeth. I saw the before and after pictures. Even Dr Greco commented what a great job she did. Very pleased
Excellent. I'm amazed at the thorough explanation of my dental issues. I was seen quickly for my sudden tooth problem. I feel assured Dr Greco will fix my problem. Thank you.
Carol W. Mesa
The dental team was AMAZING! Everyone made me feel comfortable, special, and explained what was being done. I wish I would have had gone to them years ago. My bad!! But I feel I'm in great hands, and confident my dental issues will be addressed with care and expertise! Thanks for calming my nerves and enlightening me.
Cindy L, Mesa
This office is wonderful. I had an emergency visit and they were so friendly and efficient getting me in right away. Dr. Greco was thorough , explained everything in detail and was able to see exactly what they were looking at. I am looking forward to future visits. Staff and dentist are all 5 star.
Dr. Greco is an amazing,kind, compassionate Dentist! His skills in cosmetic reshaping of crooked chipped teeth is unparalleled excellence!!! After having 14 cancer related surgeries my confidence in my smile had vanished. Dr. Greco offered to help me restore my smile! I wish I could Share with you my before and after pictures! Words of praise are NOT ENOUGH to express my GRATITUDE!!! Dr. Greco is the very epiphany of TRUST and ethics!!!! He NEVER Fails to properly explain in great detail what he is going to do. I should know for he has been my personal dentist for over 15 years. Anyone who would give a review to contradict this sadly mistaken and has no clue what they are talking about. There is no other Dentist in all of the valley as informative and professional as Dr.Greco and his amazing Staff!!
Jill (Via Yelp)
Both Dr Greco and hygientist, Diana were very good and very informative. My wife and I look forward to many years of good dental care there. Also, very convenient to Apache Wells.
Dr Gary Crook
I’ve been going here for over 15 years. Wouldn’t go anywhere else. Everyone is so caring. Diana is an awesome hygienist and of course Dr. Greco is the best. Highly recommend!
Dr. Greco and his whole team are exceptional. I have been going to see him for seven years and have never had a bad experience. Today I had my second cleaning by his new hygienist, Diana, and she was exceptional. That is one of the things I love about going to see Dr. Greco, he always ensures that his team is extremely competent, friendly and happy.
Dr. Greco and His Staff are the BEST!!!! I didn’t like going to the Dentist now I look forward to going because of these people. They are truly caring people!!!! There are truly none Better than this office!!!!
John (Via Google Reviews)