Our Services

Dr. Malek’s practice, Malek Periodontics, provides a variety of surgical services for the treatment of periodontal issues.

We pride ourselves on the fact that we are very conservative in our treatment recommendations and limit surgery to the areas where it is absolutely necessary.

Gum Graft

Gum Grafts

When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Services

Periodontal treatment is necessary when various conditions affect the health of your gums and the regions of your jawbone that hold your teeth in place.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts.

Biopsy

Oral Cancer Screening

According to the American Cancer Society, over 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year, with over 7000 resulting in the death.

Biopsy

Oral Cancer Screening

According to the American Cancer Society, over 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year, with over 7,000 resulting in death.

Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Cosmetic Perio Surgery

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue.

Other Periodontal Services

Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy, such as scaling and root planing. Even in severe cases, non-surgical periodontal therapy often precedes surgical therapy. This is done to improve the overall tissue quality prior to surgery and also to help limit the areas requiring surgery.

After Dr. Malek has completed the active phase of periodontal treatment, your periodontal disease will be under control. She will provide you with a personalized maintenance program of care to keep your gums healthy.

Maintenance therapy is an ongoing program designed to prevent disease in the gum tissues and bone supporting your teeth. Adherence to a program of conscientious home oral care and regularly scheduled maintenance therapy visits with your dentist and Dr. Malek will give you an excellent chance of keeping your teeth for your lifetime.

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits include:

Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.

A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.

Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection. Prophylaxis can be performed at our office or by your general dentist. It may be beneficial to have your regular cleanings done by Dr. Malek, who is more familiar with the full scope of your periodontal disease. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Malek can use to effectively halt its progression.

DENTAL DEEP CLEANING The initial stage of treatment for periodontal disease is usually a thorough cleaning that may include scaling or root planing. The objective of these non-surgical procedures is to remove etiologic agents such as dental plaque and tartar, or calculus, which cause gingival inflammation and disease. Scaling and root planing can be used as a stand-alone treatment, or a preventative measure. They are commonly preformed on cases of gingivitis and moderate to severe periodontal disease.

WHAT DO THE PROCEDURES ENTAIL? Dr. Malek will only perform scaling and root planing after a thorough examination of the mouth, which may include taking x-rays and visually examining the mouth. Depending on the condition of the gums, the amount of tartar present, the depth of the pockets, and the progression of periodontitis, Dr. Malek may recommend scaling and root planing. In some cases, a local anesthesia may be used during the procedure.

Scaling: When scaling is performed, calculus and plaque that attaches to the tooth surfaces is removed. The process especially targets the area below the gum line, along the root. Scaling is performed with a special dental tool called an ultrasonic scaling tool. The scaling tool usually includes an irrigation process that can be used to deliver an antimicrobial agent below the gums to help reduce oral bacteria.

Root Planing: Root planing is performed in order to remove cementum and surface dentin that is embedded with unwanted microorganisms, toxins and tartar. The root of the tooth is literally smoothed, which promotes healing, and also helps prevent bacteria from easily colonizing in the future.

Antibiotics or irrigation with anti-microbials (chemical agents or mouth rinses) may be recommended to help control the growth of bacteria that create toxins and cause periodontitis. In some cases, Dr. Malek may place antibiotics in the periodontal pockets after scaling and planing. This may be done to control infection and to encourage normal healing.

When deep pockets between teeth and gums are present, it is difficult for Dr. Malek to thoroughly remove plaque and tartar. Patients can seldom, if ever, keep these pockets clean and free of plaque. Consequently, surgery may be needed to restore periodontal health.

A bite is considered to be healthy when all or most of the teeth are present and not destroyed by normal daily usage.

It is destructive when teeth show wear, looseness or when TMJ (jaw joint) damage is seen. Bite therapy helps restore a bite that can function without damage and destruction. The therapy may include:

Reshaping the biting surfaces of the teeth and eliminating spots of excessive pressures where the teeth are brought into contact. This is done by carefully dividing bite pressures evenly across all of the teeth. Bite splint therapy using a custom-fitted and adjusted plastic bite guard to keep the teeth apart, worn during the day, at night, or both. Braces to reposition mal-aligned or drifted teeth. Replacement of old, worn out, or damaged fillings. Reconstruction of badly worn and damaged teeth.

Gum disease has traditionally been treated by eliminating the gum pockets by trimming away the infected gum tissue and by re-contouring the uneven bone tissue. Although this is still an effective way of treating gum disease, new and more sophisticated procedures are used routinely today. One of these advancements is guided bone regeneration, also referred to as guided tissue regeneration. This procedure is used to stabilize endangered teeth or to prepare the jaw for dental implants.

As periodontal disease progresses, pockets of degenerated bone develop in the jaw. These pockets can promote the growth of bacteria and the spread of infection. To address these pockets, Dr. Malek may recommend tissue regeneration. During this surgical procedure, the pockets are cleaned thoroughly, and a membrane is installed between the soft tissue and the pocket in the bone. Some of these membranes are bio-absorbable and some require removal. The membrane covers the pocket so that fast-growing soft tissue is blocked, and slower-growing bone can begin to grow, or “regenerate” itself.

The effectiveness of the procedure generally depends on the patient’s willingness to follow a strict postoperative diet and careful oral care. Dr. Malek will help you determine if bone regeneration surgery is right for you.

Osseous surgery, sometimes referred to as pocket reduction surgery or gingivectomy, refers to a number of different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the tooth roots to remove tartar and disease-causing bacteria.

Osseous surgery is used to reshape deformities and remove pockets in the alveolar bone surrounding the teeth. It is a common necessity in effective treatment of more advanced periodontal diseases. The ultimate goal of osseous surgery is to reduce or eliminate the periodontal pockets that cause periodontal disease. Despite the word “surgery” the procedure is reported to feel more like a thorough cleaning. The specific goals of surgery include:

Reducing Bacterial Spread: Bacteria from the mouth can spread throughout the body and cause other life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and respiratory disease. Removing deep tartar and thereby bacteria can help reduce the risk of bacteria spreading.

Preventing Bone Loss: The immune system’s inflammatory response prompted by periodontal bacteria can lead to bone loss in the jaw region, and cause teeth to fall out. Osseous surgery seeks to stop periodontal disease before it progresses to this level.

Enhancing the Smile: Mouths plagued with periodontal disease are often unsightly. Brown gums, rotting teeth, and ridge indentations can leave a person feeling depressed and too self-conscious to smile. Fortunately, osseous surgery can help reduce bacteria and disease and thereby restore your mouth to its former radiance, while restoring confidence at the same time.

Facilitating Home Care: As the gum pocket deepens, it can become nearly impossible to brush and floss adequately. Osseous surgery reduces pocket size, making it easier to brush and floss, and thereby prevent further periodontal disease.

What does the procedure entail? A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area prior to surgery. First, Dr. Malek will cut around each tooth of the affected area to release the gum tissue from the bone. This allows access to the bone and roots of the teeth. After the roots have been thoroughly cleaned through scaling, a drill and hand tools will be used to reshape the bone around the teeth. Bone is removed in some areas to restore the normal rise and fall of the bone, but at a lower level. Bone grafting may also be necessary to fill in large defects.

Next, the gums will be placed back over the remaining bone and suture them in place. Pain medicine and mouth rinses containing chlorhexidine are generally prescribed following the surgery.

Gum Disease

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth.

Periodontal disease affects one or more of the periodontal tissues: alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, cementum, or gingiva. While there are many diseases which affect the tooth-supporting structures, plaque-induced inflammatory lesions make up the majority of periodontal issues, and are divided into two categories: gingivitis and periodontitis. While gingivitis, the less serious of the diseases, may never progress into periodontitis, it always precedes periodontitis.

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Straumann Dental Implants

The Straumann® Dental Implant System

Proven, simple and flexible.

The Straumann® Dental Implant System was designed on the basis of simplicity and freedom of choice.

All on 4 Same Day Implants

All-on-4 Implant Procedure

Same Day Implants.

All-on-4 refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants, a surgical and technique prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation.

Laser Lesion Removal

Laser Use at Malek

Same Day Implants.

All-on-4 refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants, a surgical and technique prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation.

Piezoelectric Dental Surgery

Piezoelectric Surgery

By adjusting the ultrasonic frequency of the device, it is possible to cut hard tissue while leaving soft tissue untouched by the process.

Pinhole Technique

Pinhole Technique

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is a recent advancement in minimally invasive soft-tissue grafting surgery that combines specialized surgical instrumentation and modifications of the tunnel technique.
Piezoelectric Dental Surgery

Piezoelectric Surgery

By adjusting the ultrasonic frequency of the device, it is possible to cut hard tissue while leaving soft tissue untouched by the process.

Pinhole Technique

Pinhole Technique

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is a recent advancement in minimally invasive soft-tissue grafting surgery that combines specialized surgical instrumentation and modifications of the tunnel technique.
The Straumann® Dental 
Implant System

The Straumann® Dental Implant System

Proven, simple and flexible.

The Straumann® Dental Implant System was designed on the basis of simplicity and freedom of choice.

All-on-4 Implant Procedure

All-on-4 Implant Procedure

Same Day Implants.

All-on-4 refers to "all" teeth being supported "on four" dental implants, a surgical and technique prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation.

Laser Use at Malek

Laser Use at Malek

Proven, simple and flexible.

Dr. Malek uses lasers to remove tooth decay, reshape gums and remove bacteria, as well as biopsy and cancerous lesion removal.

Piezoelectric Surgery

Piezoelectric Surgery



By adjusting the ultrasonic frequency of the device, it is possible to cut hard tissue while leaving soft tissue untouched by the process.

Pinhole Technique

Pinhole Technique



The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is a recent advancement in minimally invasive soft-tissue grafting surgery that combines specialized surgical instrumentation and modifications of the tunnel technique.

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Malek Periodontics

20100 N 51st Ave #F650
Glendale, AZ 85308

T: 623.362.8969
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About Dr. Malek

Tannaz Malekzadeh, DMD

Serving Maricopa County and the West Valley area

Dr. Tannaz Malekzadeh your Glendale AZ Periodontist, provides Periodontal Services including Non-Surgical procedures, Bone Grafting, Dental Implants, Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery, Gum Grafting, Osseous Surgery, and Treatment for Gum Disease.

For more information about our practice or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Malek, call our office in Glendale, AZ.
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