What are “periodontal pockets”?

As one of the biggest threats to oral health, untreated gum (periodontal) disease is capable of destroying soft tissues and bone in its advanced stages. This oral condition is also the chief cause of permanent tooth loss. Gum disease is quite common, too. Research indicates that about 80% of the adult population in the United…

What is Bone Resorption?

Tooth loss has far-reaching effects on a patient’s oral health. In addition to a lack of confidence in one’s smile and the difficulty that tooth loss presents with speaking and eating, missing one or more teeth has negative effects on the entire oral health system, far beyond what’s visible to the naked eye. One of…