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Steven Fife DDS, PC
2240 Grande Blvd SE Suite 101
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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"Thank you for all your consideration and time to help our son. Even when the hospital messed up his prescription, you came through for us and faxed a copy! We sure appreciate all of your efforts!"

- The B. Family
"I appreciate you taking me back as a patient. You do top notch work and everyone is extremely helpful. Making the drive across town is difficult but worth it. Thanks again!"

- Kim A.
"Thank you so very much for giving back my self confidence and my true smile. You are such a great dentist and a wonderful person. From the bottom of my heart, your service is highly appreciated!"

- Jocelyn
"I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how much I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule. You were such a sweet heart about the
whole thing."

- Gina
"This is just a small token of appreciation for all you have done for us and our little family. We can't thank you enough for the care and compassion you have shown all of us! You have always gone above and beyond for us and we are truly grateful. Thanks for everything!"

- Kenton and Marina
"Thank you for giving me a gorgeous smile. It has really boosted my confidence and helped me to feel better about my smile! You're amazing and your staff is so wonderful. The results are just fabulous.
Thank you and Bless you!"

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Periodontal Gum Disease Treatment

Peridontal (gum) disease affects millions of Americans, according to the American Dental Association, and research has shown that periodontal disease is linked to many other systemic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia. Maintaining your oral health is an important part overall health care. Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM provides periodontal care to effectively prevent and treat gum disease and to help keep you healthy.

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Diagnosing Periodontal Disease

There are three stages of gum disease: mild (gingivitis), moderate and severe. Patients can have gingivitis, perhaps even moderate gum disease, without experiencing any symptoms, but as periodontal disease progresses, people usually notice the following signs:Rio Rancho Periodontal Care

  • Red, swollen and/or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth

Dr. Fife can diagnose periodontal disease at any stage by measuring gum pockets—spaces between surrounding gingival tissue and the tooth. As periodontal disease progresses, gum pockets get deeper, creating sites for bacterial infections.

Treating Periodontal Disease

Fife Dental Care provides periodontal care to prevent and treat gum disease. Our periodontal treatment includes deep teeth cleaning, also called root planing and scaling, which removes tartar (hardened plaque) from around the gum line to reduce or eliminate irritation to the gingival tissues. By preventing or controlling inflammation, we can help stop, in some cases even reverse, the progression of bacterial infection that could eventually affect underlying bone.

Periodontics from Your Rio Rancho, NM Family Dentist

Dr. Fife has years of experience helping people improve the appearance and health of their smiles. As a patient of Fife Dental Care, we can diagnose gum disease during your comprehensive dental exam and provide effective periodontal care in our office. Be proactive about your oral and overall health. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.