Can Children and Adolescents Get Gum Disease?

Some people mistakenly believe that gum disease is a condition that primarily affects adults. Although periodontal (gum) disease is a very common ailment among middle-aged and retirement-aged patients, children and adolescents can develop this condition, too. For advanced or complex cases of gum disease, dentists typically refer patients to periodontists—dentists who have additional education and training…

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Sedation Dentistry: Relax and Take the Edge Off

When it comes to receiving dental and oral healthcare, many patients experience anxiety at just the thought of receiving treatment or attending an appointment. In fact, dental phobias are quite common. Fortunately, when receiving treatment at our practice, our periodontist takes extra steps to ensure patient relaxation by offering sedation dentistry. What is sedation dentistry?…

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