Do Dental Implants Require Special Care?

Since they became widely accepted more than 30 years ago, dental implants have been known for their impressive resemblance to natural teeth. They are attractive, highly functional, and low-maintenance. In light of those qualities, many patients mistakenly believe that these replacement teeth do not require special care. The truth is that implants require the very…

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Benefits of Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP)

The Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP™) has revolutionized the way in which we manage periodontal disease. With state-of-the-art laser technology called Periolase, diseased gum tissue can be removed and new tissue growth can be promoted in a manner that is more conservative and successful than ever before. Compared to traditional periodontal therapy methods such as…

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Sedation Dentistry: What are my options?

Patients can be especially skittish about procedures involving the soft tissues of the mouth, and they may request that the periodontist take additional measures to ensure their comfort during deep cleanings or surgical interventions. Sedation dentistry can benefit patients who are facing treatment for gum disease or cosmetic procedures that make the gums more symmetrical…

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Treating Periodontal Disease with Lasers

The earliest stages of gum disease, such as gingivitis, are typically treated with a specialized deep cleaning, but advanced stages of periodontal disease may require surgical interventions to remove affected tissue. Specifically, surgery may be recommended when pockets have developed between the gums and the teeth or when the gums have receded. In the past,…

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Dental Implants: Are there age requirements?

Dental implants are a popular treatment option when it comes to tooth restoration, and offer a number of benefits over other methods of reconstructive surgery, such as dentures and fixed bridge treatments. Dental implant treatment involves an implant dentist placing a small titanium rod directly into the patient’s gum tissue and this rod then fuses…

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Causes of Gum Recession

Gum recession is a common dental issue in which the gum tissue that surrounds the tooth erodes to the tooth’s root, exposing more of the tooth’s structure than is usual. Many people are unaware that their gums are undergoing recession, as the process is a gradual one and often goes unnoticed. Along with bleeding gums,…

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