What is Perio Maintenance, and Why Do I Need it?

We hear this question quite frequently from our patients who have completed their gum treatments.  After undergoing the required dental procedures to treat active periodontal disease, a different type of maintenance is necessary to keep the periodontal tissues healthy.  In this article, we will explain why this maintenance routine is so important. What is Perio

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Laughing Gas for Root Canals

Some people hear the phrase “root canal” and shiver in fear.  This common endodontic procedure has an unfairly bad reputation.  Most people who fear them have never had one, so they are not reacting from experience, but from hearsay. Today, root canal treatments can be completely comfortable, and one of the ways we ensure patients’

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Can a Gingivectomy Improve My Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile is one in which an abnormal amount of pink gum tissue is visible above the upper front teeth when the person smiles.  This is a relatively unattractive appearance that many people dislike. It can give the illusion of the teeth being far too short or too small for one’s face. The good news

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All on 4 Dental Prosthesis

What is All on 4 Tooth Replacement?

All on 4 Implants When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you have a number of options! One of the options that is rapidly gaining in popularity is commonly referred to simply as “all on 4”. We will describe this dental treatment option in detail here. What is All on 4? All on 4 is a dental

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Evaluating Orthodontic Options

How to Choose between Invisalign and Traditional Braces When it comes to straightening your teeth, you have orthodontic options to choose from. The two of the most predictable and successful options are Invisalign, which straightens the teeth using clear aligners, and traditional braces, which use brackets and wires. Of course, each option has considerable pros and cons. In

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Cone beam CT (CBCT) is part of our dental technology suite

Cone Beam Technology

What is a Cone Beam, and Why Do I Need it for a Root Canal? Advances in technology make dentistry better.  One of the important advances in imaging is the use of cone beam computed tomography, or CBCT. We also call it a “cone beam” image.  CBCT images provide great advantages during a root canal treatment,

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Sinus infections and tooth infections

Can a Tooth Extraction Cause Sinus Problems?

People suffering from chronic sinus infections or inflammation are surprised to hear from a doctor or dentist that it could be related to their teeth.  Both dental infections and dental treatments can affect the sinus cavities on certain teeth.  We’ll explain that relationship here. How are the Teeth Related to the Sinuses? In general, the

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Learn about crown lengthening

Crown Lengthening: What is it, and Do I Really Need it?

Many patients find it difficult or frustrating to hear that they need more than just a crown to “fix” a tooth.  One of the dental procedures that often accompanies a crown is a periodontal surgery known as crown lengthening.  This procedure may be necessary even for teeth without dental crowns.  We’ll explain below. What is

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Dental implants replace missing teeth

Tooth Loss from Gum Disease

I’ve Lost Teeth Due to Gum Disease.  Can I Still Get Dental Implants? This is a great question to ask when you consider the treatment options to replace missing teeth.  At Empire Dental Specialty Group, we love replacing missing teeth and restoring the ability to chew.  One of the best and most predictable ways we

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