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Dan Indech, DDS, Periodontist
Specializing in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Dan Indech, DDS
(480) 664-GUMS4867 (4867)

Periodontal Disease and Women

A woman’s periodontal health may be impacted by a variety of factors. Puberty During puberty, the increased level of female hormones, such as progesterone and possibly estrogen, causes increased blood circulation to the gums. This may cause an increase in the gum’s sensitivity and lead to a greater reaction to any irritation, including food particles…


Do You Have Periodontal Disease Without Knowing It?

Most people understand that seeing a dentist twice a year for a check-up and cleaning is important to maintain good oral health. The objective of these regular visits is to monitor the integrity of existing restorations (fillings, crowns etc.), search for decay (cavities) and allow the dental hygienist to remove tartar build-up, polish the teeth…


Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are important to help your dentist see beyond the structures visible in the mouth. Combined with visual examination, x-rays provide necessary information to diagnose dental caries (cavities), periodontal (gum) disease, root canal conditions and abnormal growths such as cysts, tumors or other pathology. In younger patients, x-ray show whether the teeth are present,…


Wisdom Teeth- Wiser to Keep or Remove

Wisdom teeth are a subject of ongoing debate. While removal of these teeth has become a right of passage for teenagers and young adults, there are those that object to the routine removal of these teeth claiming it unnecessary, painful and risky. We expect these teeth to erupt between 16 and 20 – the age…


Enhancing Your Smile

When you look at a person, their teeth and their smile is the first thing you see. While perfection is not necessary and rarely encountered, nice looking teeth are desirable both socially and in the work-place. Many conditions affect the appearance of the teeth including crowding, spacing, misalignment, uneven biting edges, excessive wear, chips and…


Options for Replacing a Missing Tooth

The Issues with a Tooth Retained Bridge Before dental implants became the standard of care for retaining missing tooth replacements, teeth were replaced with either a partial denture or a fixed bridge. To place a fixed bridge, the dentist prepares down (files or drills) the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. An impression…


“All-On-Four” – Replacement Teeth in a Day

The “All-on-Four” procedure is a very attractive solution for patients wanting to secure their removable dentures or for patients losing all of their teeth due to advanced periodontal disease or tooth decay in need of a full upper or lower arch replacement. This solution, as the name implies, requires four dental implants placed into the…


Periodontal Disease and Men

Good periodontal health is extremely important for men as it may impact a variety of other health factors. Heart Disease Research has found that the rate of periodontal disease is higher in men (56.4 percent) than in women (38.4 percent). This may be because men are less likely to go to the dentist or because…