What to Expect After Dental Surgery

The prospect of dental surgery can be daunting enough without worrying about the effects you will experience afterward. If you work with your periodontist in advance to plan your aftercare following surgery, you will give yourself some peace of mind as you undergo the procedure. The periodontist will have several recommendations for a regimen that…

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Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health

The surgeon general announced findings over forty years ago that smoking is hazardous to your health. Over four decades later, research has proven the findings that tobacco use is dangerous for general overall health. But if these warnings have not been sufficient enough to make you quit, maybe hearing what your periodontist says about the…

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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Diabetes

Research has consistently shown a correlation between gum disease and diabetes. In fact, periodontal disease is actually included on the list of complications associated with diabetes. The exact mechanism is unknown, but experts suspect that diabetics are more likely to have periodontal disease because they are more susceptible to inflammation and infections than people without…

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Should I Replace A Missing Tooth?

With today’s high standards in dental care, the decision to replace a missing tooth is easier than ever. There is a wealth of research that supports the recommendation for replacing even a single missing tooth. For your chewing capacity, the stability of your remaining teeth, and your self-confidence, tooth replacement is crucial. It is exciting…

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Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease, though it affects more than 80% of our population, often takes its victims by surprise. The signs and symptoms can be easily overlooked, and many patients are unaware of the damage that is taking place in their bodies. As is the case with most diseases, awareness and early detection can be your best…

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Crown Lengthening: Purpose and Procedure

Using reasonable and rational methods to preserve your natural teeth has been a fundamental ideal in dentistry for hundreds of years. In other words, in order to save your teeth, your dentist may need to recommend a combination of procedures to achieve the best result. As dental technology progresses, these procedures have become more streamlined…

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