Regular professional cleanings at our dental office are essential for removing bacteria-harboring plaque and tartar that can’t be cleaned with at-home oral health care. Without regular tartar removal, you can develop gum problems such as gum disease and even periodontitis (a severe gum infection). Thankfully, our dentist in Reno, NV, offers cleanings to protect your gum health!

Causes & Risk Factors

While some people are simply more prone to developing gum disease, there are factors you can avoid or fix to reduce your risk, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth (more difficult to care for than straight teeth)
  • Excess sugar consumption
  • Poor oral hygiene

Gum Disease Symptoms

Initially, gingivitis (early-stage gum disease) will make your gums bleed when you brush. Gingivitis can be reversed with proper cleaning and gum therapy. However, if left untreated, it can progress to periodontal disease and eventual tooth loss. 

Some other symptoms include:

  • Loose teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Bad breath
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Red or inflamed gums
  • Receding (shrinking) gum line
  • Teeth sensitivity

If you notice any of these symptoms, contact our dentist. The longer you wait to have your gum condition treated, the more it will affect your dental health down the line. 

Treatment Options

The best treatment is prevention. However, if you have developed gingivitis, we will perform a deep cleaning to help reverse the condition – this involves scaling and root planing. Scaling removes hardened tartar and planing smooths the root over to allow your gums to reattach to a clean surface. 

If your gum disease has progressed to a more serious stage, we can discuss options to treat infection below the gum line, or bone grafts if the infection has traveled further. Talk with our dentist today to get on the road to healthy gums!

Contact Our Dentist in Reno, NV, for More Information

To get in contact with our friendly team at Atencio Dentistry, call our Reno office today at 775-298-6108!

Your 5-Star-Rated & New Favorite Dentist in Northern Nevada

The team at Atencio family dentistry is amazing. The entire staff is kind, courteous, professional and most of all understanding of your needs. The prices are very reasonable and Dr. Atencio's work is perfection. Their dedication to professionalism and the highest quality dental care is why I only trust Atencio family dentistry. Well worth the drive for a great dental experience. See you next time.

- Justin warren b 5 star review

Had a recent visit to Atencio Dentistry as a new patient; staff was wonderful and accommodating to my disability needs from appointment scheduling to cleaning. My hygienist was very gentle. Dr. Atencio was present to review my dental X-rays and properly evaluated what needed to be done. Needed referral for evaluation for my jaw discomfort. Will be back to get what needs to be done and for my next cleaning.

- Donna abilene r 5 star review

Dr. Atencio and his staff are so friendly, kind, gentle and professional! I had a tooth pulled today, and everyone was awesome. Dr. Atencio was amazing and when he was done I was shocked that the tooth had been pulled. I highly recommend Dr. Atencio for any of your dental needs!

- Jeff j parel 5 star review

I like Karian, my new hygienist. She is personable, professional, knows her craft and made me feel comfortable and at ease. A very nice addition to Atencio's team. I also love the new air filtering equipment that has been added in each hygienist work station. An extra measure of precaution during this pandemic.
Nice to see a profession that is so proactive and protective during these challenging times

- Maggie kathleen a 5 star review

Excellent!! Wish I could give more stars as I am deathly afraid of the dentist and this office is amazing. Love the fact I can have nitrous oxide for cleanings. Sarah the dental hygienist is amazing!!! Best Dentist (Dr. Atencio) I have ever had in my 59 years!!! Thank you

- Cathy julius w 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Atencio Dentistry. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
To see more reviews, go to the Resources dropdown in the navigation bar, then click Reviews.

google reviews
yelp reviews
facebook reviews
solutionreach reviews
rateabiz reviews
logo footer

Our Reno, NV
Dental Office
3773 Baker Lane, Suite #3
Reno, NV 89509


Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8AM - 4PM

atencio dentistry in reno nv
atencio dentistry logo

Our Reno, NV
Dental Office
3773 Baker Lane, Suite #3
Reno, NV 89509


Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8AM - 4PM

dentistry office in reno nv