The Onset and Progression of Periodontal Disease

Gum (periodontal) disease is hazardous to your oral health and general wellbeing. Early detection of this condition is imperative for securing minimally invasive treatment. Advanced periodontal disease destroys teeth and bone in addition to the gums. By addressing gum disease sooner, rather than later, you can safeguard your oral health. How Gum Disease Develops The…

The Purpose of a Gum Graft

A gum graft is often required when gum recession has occurred that exposes the tooth beneath the crown (the part of the tooth above gum tissue that you normally see). The main problem with severe gum recession is that when the root of the tooth becomes exposed, the patient may experience sensitivity, tooth decay, gum…

How do I know if I will need sedation during my procedure?

Some patients pursuing gum disease treatment with a periodontist may have some anxiety about the procedures involved. Others may be facing complex, time-consuming interventions that could stretch over the course of several appointments. Sedation dentistry can be beneficial for patients in both of these categories. The sedatives delivered to the patient can be relatively mild,…