Periodontal

What to Know About A Periodontic Referral

Why Did My Dentist Refer Me to a Periodontist? I Just Want a Regular Cleaning. We hear this question quite frequently.  It can be confusing to understand the different types of dental cleanings and why one is necessary for some people and not for others.  If your dentist refers you to see a periodontist (a gum

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Gum Grafting Procedure

What to Know about Healing from Gum Grafting? Gum grafting is an important periodontal surgery that improves the stability and appearance of your teeth.  It can also alleviate pain and sensitivity from gum recession.  It is a moderately invasive surgery, and the healing phase is extremely important. The Skill of Your Surgeon Affects Healing Gum

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Why Did My Dentist Refer Me to a Periodontist?

We hear this question quite frequently.  It can be confusing to understand the different types of dental cleanings and why one is necessary for some people and not for others.  If your dentist refers you to see a periodontist (a gum specialist), that means a “regular” cleaning will not fix your dental problem. What is

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What Are Periodontists and What Can They Do for Your Gums?

Dentists who concentrate in the areas of the mouth specific to the gum, bone, and tissues that protect and support your teeth are called periodontists. Periodontists immerse themselves in an additional three or more years of in-depth, graduate studies after dental school. It allows them to graduate with knowledge of how to perform both cosmetic

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A Simple Frenectomy Can Make a Big Difference in Your Mouth

Our periodontist commonly performs frenectomies on patients of a variety of ages, and this minor surgical procedure alters the oral structure for the better. The frenum is connective tissue in the mouth that has three main categories. These include the buccal frenum connecting the gum tissue to the inside of the cheeks while the labial

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Periodontal Disease and What It Means for Your Mouth and Body

A healthy smile is not just about your teeth. In fact, without your gums to keep your teeth in place, your smile would be, well, toothless. Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) affects not only your oral health but your overall health, and research increasingly shows that the two are linked. Look for Signs

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Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath the gum line, it creates

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Taking Steps Against Periodontal Disease

What can you do to avoid periodontal disease and the increased risks to your health? Here are some answers for you: Step 1. At-home Care This part is simple and easy to follow. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice each day for two minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It is optimal to

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